Momentus Wins NASA iTech Award for New Ideas in Space
In-space shuttle services for orbital repositioning backed by NASA
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 25, 2019
SANTA CLARA, Calif., July 25, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — Momentus (http://www.momentus.space), a provider of in-space shuttle services that move satellites between orbits, has won a NASA iTech Forum award (https://www.nasa.gov/directorates/spacetech/itech/NASA_iTech_Winners_Impress_with_Tech_Ideas).
The 2019 Cycle I award was announced July 16 after Momentus advanced to present along with nine other finalists in person during the two day forum.
Finalists came from around the globe to compete and showcase their innovations at the forum in Mountain View, California, on July 10-11. NASA then selected the top three teams, including Momentus, after two days of presentations and collaborative sessions with technology experts.
“At every NASA iTech forum, we are excited by the new ideas we receive from companies and entrepreneurs all over the world,” said Kira Blackwell, NASA iTech program executive for the agency’s Space Technology Mission Directorate. “Congratulations to the top three winners for presenting technologies designed to solve challenges NASA faces, while focusing on how the same technology has the potential to impact other sectors.”
“We are excited and humbled to have been selected by the esteemed team of judges at NASA iTech for this award,” said Mikhail Kokorich, CEO at Momentus. “We look forward to NASA’s support, influence and experience with respect to our impact on future space exploration.”
Momentus is providing a shuttle service for satellites. Chemical rockets deliver our shuttles loaded with satellites into an initial orbit. Our shuttles, powered by water plasma engines, then transport these satellites the last mile to their target orbits.
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