Momentus Announces Service Agreement for Gran Systems NUTSAT

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SANTA CLARA, Calif, October 26, 2020 (Momentus PR) – Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company providing in-space infrastructure services, and Gran Systems, a newspace service provider for Taiwainese and Southeast Asia, today announced a service agreement for Gran System’s 2U CubeSat NUTSAT to fly on Momentus’ December 2020 Vigoride demo mission.

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Kepler Communications Awards Service Agreement to Momentus

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., October 20th, 2020 (Momentus PR) — Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company offering in-space infrastructure services, and Kepler Communications Inc. (“Kepler”), developer and operator of next-gen satellite communications technologies, have signed a launch service agreement to deploy two additional satellites for Kepler’s GEN1 constellation in 2021. Momentus’ rideshare service will include launch provisions and delivery to the customer’s desired orbital altitude while maintaining the SSO inclination using Momentus’ Vigoride transfer vehicle.

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mPower Technology’s DragonSCALES Solar Cells to Launch on Sparkwing In-Orbit Demonstrator with Momentus’ Vigoride Transfer Vehicle

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Innovative silicon solution will provide significant cost and performance advantages for next-generation satellite designs

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (mPower Technology) — Innovative solar technology company,  mPower Technology, announced that its DragonSCALES™ solar cell prototype has completed integration and testing on a  Sparkwing in-orbit solar array technology demonstrator in preparation for inclusion on Momentus’ Vigoride transfer vehicle launch taking place in the fourth quarter of 2020.

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NASA Funds Lockheed Martin to Develop Cryogenic Fluid Management in Space

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BETHESDA, Md. (Lockheed Martin PR) — On Oct. 14, NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced a $370 million investment with 14 U.S. partners that will demonstrate and mature space technologies to help forge a path to sustainable Artemis operations on the Moon.

As a recipient of an $89.7 million contract from this Tipping Point solicitation, Lockheed Martin will complete an in-space demonstration mission using liquid hydrogen — the most challenging of the cryogenic propellants. This allows us and our partners to test more than one dozen cryogenic fluid management technologies over the next five years.

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Momentus to Become Public Through Merger with Stable Road Acquisition Corp.

  • Merger to create the first publicly traded space infrastructure company at the forefront of the new space economy
  • Momentus partners and customers include SpaceX, Lockheed Martin, and NASA
  • Momentus to become publicly listed through a business combination with Stable Road Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SRAC, SRACU, SRACW) (“Stable Road”)
  • Combined company will have an estimated enterprise value of approximately $1.2 billion and will become listed on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “MNTS” following expected transaction close in early 2021
  • Pro forma for the transaction, Momentus will have approximately $310 million in cash on the balance sheet, to be funded by Stable Road’s $172.5 million of cash held in trust (assuming no redemptions) and $175.0 million from a fully committed common stock PIPE at $10.00 per share, including investments from private equity growth investors, family offices and select top tier public institutional investors

SANTA CLARA, CA , October 7, 2020 (Momentus PR) — Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company offering in-space transportation and infrastructure services, today announced it has signed a definitive merger agreement with Stable Road Acquisition Corp. (Nasdaq: SRAC, SRACU, SRACW) (“Stable Road”) that will result in the Company becoming publicly listed. Upon the closing of the transaction, the combined operating company will be named Momentus Inc. and its securities will be listed on Nasdaq and trade under the ticker symbol “MNTS.”

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Momentus Announces Appointment of Jikun Kim as CFO

SANTA CLARA, Calif,, September 28, 2020 (Momentus PR) — Momentus Inc. (the “Company”), a commercial space company offering in-space satellite transportation and infrastructure services, today announced the appointment of Jikun Kim as Chief Financial Officer, effective September 28, 2020.

Mr. Kim’s appointment comes as Momentus prepares for the first commercial launch of Vigoride, the Company’s orbital transfer vehicle designed for last mile, in-space satellite transportation services. Vigoride is scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in December 2020. The launch marks the first time Momentus’ vehicles will carry customers, following a successful in-space test of Momentus’ groundbreaking water propulsion technology.

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Momentus Announces Service Agreement for GP Advanced Projects FEES satellites

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., September 22nd, 2020 (Momentus PR) – Momentus Inc. (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a commercial space company providing in-space satellite transportation and infrastructure services, and GP Advanced Projects, an Italian startup helping non-space companies to enter the space sector, today announced a launch service agreement for GP Advanced Projects FEES2 Picosatellite to fly on Vigoride’s second demo mission in April 2021.

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Made in Space Europe, Momentus to Demonstrate Robotic Orbital Transport Services

Artist’s conception depicting a Made In Space Europe robotic arm fixed to a Momentus Vigoride spacecraft. (Credit: Made in Space Europe)

LUXEMBOURG CITY, Luxembourg, 1 September, 2020 — Made In Space Europe S.à r.l. Made In Space Europe (MIS EU), a subsidiary of Redwire, and Momentus, provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, have recently finalized a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop a cooperative robotic spaceflight mission planned for 2022.

The agreement covers mission development and validation efforts of the combined capabilities of Momentus’ Vigoride transfer vehicle and MIS EU robotic arms. A successful demonstration mission would provide flight heritage for key space commercialisation technologies.

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Momentus Announces Hosting Service

Beginning in June 2021 companies or academics requiring large scale demos in Space can ride on a Momentus bus

SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 03, 2020 (Momentus PR) — Momentus (www.momentus.space), provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, today announced a hosting service for customer payloads, providing access for analytics and in-space demonstrations at a fraction of the cost of designing, building, launching and operating a dedicated smallsat.

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Momentus and EnduroSat Announce Two Service Agreements

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Multiple satellite service agreements will expand Momentus’ service offering to Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

SANTA CLARA, Calif./BULGARIA (Momentus/Eudurosat PR) — Momentus (www.momentus.space), provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and EnduroSat (www.endurosat.com), the European designer of spacecraft for business applications and space exploration missions, today announced two separate service agreements. The 6U and 1U CubeSats will launch February 2021 on the second Vigoride demo mission onboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket.

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Momentus and OrbAstro Announce Service Agreement for 3U CubeSat In-Orbit Demonstration

Agreement between two International newspace pioneers will enable tiny satellites to operate in large flocks

SANTA CLARA, Calif., June 4th, 2020 (Momentus PR) — Momentus (www.momentus.space), provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, and OrbAstro, a UK company focused on developing the technology to enable tiny satellites to operate in large flocks, announced today a launch contract to fly a 3U to SSO onboard the SpaceX Dedicated rideshare mission in 2021.

This in-orbit demonstration mission on a 3U OrbAstro platform will host a variety of payloads:

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Momentus, SatRevolution Sign Contract for Orbital Deployment

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SANTA CLARA, Calif. (Momentus Space) — Today we are excited to share the news that SatRevolution, a forerunner of the space industry in Poland, will join our December 2020 launch.

SatRevolution designs and supplies cubesat platforms and services, and is currently working on the first phase of its Earth-observation constellation in 2023. LabSat, which will be transported by Vigoride, is the result of a project focusing on miniaturized laboratory tools and technologies for testing in microgravity conditions. The satellite consists of a cubesat bus, created by SatRevolution, and scientific payloads developed by four Wrocław based universities, spearheaded by Wroclaw University of Science and Technology.

Momentus applauds SatRevolution’s work with scientific institutions, such as Grenoble University Space Centre, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, and AGH University in Krakow and are looking forward to working with them on both scientific and commercial projects in the future.

Space Video Streaming Company Sen Awards Momentus Orbital Deployment Contract

SANTA CLARA, CALIF. AND LONDON, MAY 13, 2020 (Sen/Momentus PR) — Sen, a British space company establishing a video streaming service to provide real-time and timely Ultra-High Definition (UHD) video of Earth, and Momentus, a provider of in-space transportation services for satellites, today announced a contract for the orbital deployment of Sen’s first satellite, with an option to launch a further four satellites for Sen in 2022.

“Our EarthTV constellation of nano-satellites will stream real-time videos from space to smart phones so that everyone can enjoy the unique perspectives of Earth from space,” said Charles Black, Sen ounder and CEO. “We are delighted to be working with Momentus for our launch requirements because we share a vision to democratize space for the benefit of humanity. Their launch services are flexible and very attractive for nano-satellite constellations.”

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Relativity Space Signs Launch Agreement with Momentus

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LOS ANGELES (Relativity Space PR) –Relativity Space, the world’s first autonomous rocket factory and launch services leader for satellites, today announced that it has signed a Launch Services Agreement (LSA) with Momentus, the provider of in-space shuttle services that move satellites between orbits, to launch Momentus’ small and medium satellite customers on Relativity’s Terran 1 rocket, the world’s first and only entirely 3D printed rocket. Momentus will then deliver their customers’ small and medium sized satellites to geosynchronous orbit (GEO) using the Momentus Vigoride Extended in-space shuttle service.

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Momentus to Provide In-Space Transportation Service to Customers on SpaceX Smallsat Rideshare Launch

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SANTA CLARA, Calif., August 22, 2019 (Momentus PR) — Momentus (http://www.momentus.space), provider of in-space shuttle services that move satellites between orbits, today announced plans to provide orbital shuttle service to its customers on SpaceX’s first dedicated SmallSat Rideshare mission.

Momentus’ Vigoride orbital shuttle will carry multiple customer satellites, with a total mass up to 250 kg, each to its own custom orbit on a mission scheduled to launch no earlier than late 2020. As part of this launch, Momentus will offer its customers the ability to access multiple destination orbits through its in-space last-mile transportation services.

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