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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Redwire Acquires Made In Space, the Leader in On-orbit Space Manufacturing Technologies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 23, 2020 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has acquired Made In Space, Inc. (“MIS”), an innovative provider of industry-leading on-orbit space manufacturing technologies.

The acquisition also includes Made In Space Europe, based in Luxembourg and a sister company to the U.S. organization, which provides space-capable robotic systems to the global space industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Made in Space Europe, Luxembourg Space Agency Win ESA Contract for Robotic Arm

LUXEMBOURG (Luxembourg Space Agency PR) — Made In Space Europe and Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) announce a joint contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a robotic arm for space applications.

The contract falls under the LuxIMPULSE programme, Luxembourg’s National Space Programme. Made In Space Europe will lead the technical developments of the project in Luxembourg, which are focused on developing a robotic arm for space, and evaluating the viability of a low cost, scalable robotic arm system for space missions.

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