Voyager Space Subsidiary Altius Space Machines, Inc. Announces Support for Eta Space and NASA’s LOXSAT Cryogenic Fluid Management Mission
DENVER, August 24, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Voyager Space (Voyager), a global leader in space exploration, today announced that its subsidiary, Altius Space Machines, Inc. (Altius) has recently been selected by Eta Space to supply a cryogenic coupler for the transfer of liquid oxygen (LOX) in support of its nine-month LOXSAT cryogenic fluid management mission.
Eta Space has been selected by NASA to perform a flight demonstration of a complete cryogenic oxygen fluid management system. The system will fly as a dedicated payload on a Rocket Lab Electron launcher and collect critical cryogenic storage and in-orbit transfer data for nine months. Eta Space will collaborate with NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, NASA’s Glenn Research Center at Cleveland, and NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
“The solution Altius provides builds on the previous work we have demonstrated for NASA and represents the cutting edge of in-orbit LOX transfer technology,” said Michael bowker, Voyager Space Vice President, Business Development. “We are delighted to support Eta Space in this opportunity and know that once proven, it will be a vital infrastructure to support the space ecosystem.”
During this mission, Altius will demonstrate in-orbit docking and cryogenic refueling operations using a cryogenic fluid transfer disconnect and lockout mechanism developed for depot applications. The system will demonstrate repeated mating / uncoupling and liquid oxygen transfer.
“Eta Space is delighted to be working with Altius Space Machines to demonstrate its critical in-orbit cryogenic coupling technology,” said Dr. Guillaume Notardonato, CEO of Eta Space. “A successful demonstration on LOXSAT will enable the development of large scale cryogenic umbilicals which are essential for the transfer of propellants into orbit.”
About the Voyager space
Voyager Space is a world leader in space exploration. Voyager’s long-term mission is to create a vertically integrated, publicly traded NewSpace company capable of carrying out any space mission humans can conceive of. The company’s industry-leading model is uniquely designed to meet the growth needs of commercial space companies by replacing traditional private capital models with a longer-term approach that provides ongoing capital. Voyager is led by space industry founders and veterans Dylan Taylor and Matthew Kuta, as well as the board of directors which includes national security expert and four-star Air Force General William Shelton ; leading institutional investor Gabe Finke; world-renowned planetary scientist Dr. Alan Stern; eminent public company director and former US Under Secretary for Technology, Dr. Cheryl Shavers; experienced technology executive, director of the board of directors and financial leader, Marian Joh; and former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, Ellen Lord. To learn more about Voyager Space, please visit: https://voyagerspace.com/
About Altius Space Machines, Inc.
Altius is a robotics and space technology startup with expertise in rendezvous and orbital capture robotics, active debris removal, spacecraft mechanisms, assistive telerobotics, transfer of propellant in space, satellite maintenance and in-orbit assembly and manufacturing. To learn more about Altius Space Machines, Inc., please visit: http://www.altius-space.com/
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