Momentus, a US commercial space company that provides transportation and other infrastructure services in space, has signed a contract with CalgaryToSpace (CTS) for transportation and orbital delivery services in 2025.
The first payload is a miniaturized plasma imager, developed by Dr. Johnathan Burchill, which will be used to study auroral arcs near the Earth’s poles. The second is a flexible carbon fiber boom made using a patented 3D printing technique developed by PhD student Nick Elderfield.
“The CalgaryToSpace team is very excited to be working with Momentus to launch our city’s first student-developed satellite,” said CalgaryToSpace President Kaleigh Beer. “It’s amazing to see the strides being made in the aerospace industry, with companies like Momentus helping to make space missions feasible for student teams. We thank Momentus for providing this opportunity to realize our mission, and RIDE! space for their invaluable guidance through the launch services procurement process.”
“We leveraged our partnership with RIDE! space to serve as the transportation provider for CTS’ mission and we’re pleased to be entrusted to support their first trip to orbit,” said Momentus Chief Commercial Officer Chris Kinman.
The contract with CTS is the seventh commercial contract Momentus has announced since August. Other recently signed contracts include services for AVS, FOSSA, Aarhus, C3S, SatRev and RIDE! space.
Momentus is currently taking bookings for rideshare and payload customers on the SpaceX Transporter 11 missions from June 2024 and the Transporter 12 missions from October 2024. Momentus offers its transportation and space services via either a rideshare module-mounted launch vehicle or a Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicle, depending on customer mission requirements. Momentus also offers its M-1000 Satellite Bus for customized and dedicated flights.