Voyager Space Holdings, Inc. (Voyager) has completed the acquisition of The Launch Company — Voyager announced the company’s intent to acquire The Launch Company in November of 2020 and, with this closing, will now add launch services to the holding company’s growing list of capabilities.
Currently, there are more than 100 rocket companies working toward launch in the U.S. and around the world. The Launch Company was established to help New Space commercial clients, as well as DoD and USAF assets, get to space faster and more affordably by streamlining the launch process, in part through automation. The company is actively working to create the “Third Wave of Space,” which is the world’s first multi-user, mobile launch site designed to service the widest range of launch vehicles.
Voyager’s acquisition of The Launch Company adds to the growing list of disruptive capabilities in becoming a leading NewSpace exploration platform by increasing vertical integration and mission capability to enable humanity’s most ambitious projects. To date, Voyager has acquired Altius Space Machines, Pioneer Astronautics, The Launch Company and has announced its intent to acquire the majority stake of XO Markets and its largest subsidiary, Nanoracks.
“Ever since we announced our intent to acquire The Launch Company late last year, we’ve seen the demand for launches increase dramatically and we are confident that this trend is going to continue,” said Matthew Kuta, president and COO of Voyager Space Holdings. “The Launch Company is perfectly positioned to support this tidal wave of launch needs and we are thrilled that we can now support the exciting work that they are doing to help next-generation space companies gain access to orbit faster, cheaper, and more reliably.”
“Voyager is the perfect partner for us because they really understand our unique capabilities and the vision we have for The Launch Company,” said Ben Kellie, CEO and Founder of The Launch Company. “Because of Voyager’s integrated model and their connections in the industry, we will be able to stay laser-focused on meeting our milestones and reaching our ultimate goal, which is to build standardized launch hardware to meet the demand of a rapidly growing industry.”