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The forces driving and shaping the entrepreneurial space domain
March 18 UTC-7
Please join us on Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12 noon eastern, for an exciting event with two pathfinder leaders in commercial space industry – Dylan Taylor, CEO and Chairman, Voyager Space Holdings, Jeff Manber, CEO, Nanoracks.
At the end of 2020, Voyager Space Holdings, a company that has acquired several space ventures, announced it was taking a majority stake in XO Markets, the parent company of Nanoracks – the pioneering commercial space station company. Nanoracks has been involved in more than 1,000 ISS projects.
Nanoracks, founded in 2009, started by flying experiments to the International Space Station. It expanded to satellite deployment, arranging to fly cubesats and other small satellites to the ISS to be deployed from a Japanese airlock there. According to Space News, “Demand for those satellite deployment services led Nanoracks to pursue development of Bishop, a commercial airlock that can be used for releasing satellites and hosting experiments. Bishop was flown to the station on a SpaceX commercial cargo mission [in December], and attached to the station by the Canadarm2 robotic arm.”
According to TechCrunch, “Voyager Space Holdings continues its strategic acquisition of new space companies, building out a portfolio that can offer clients significantly more ‘full-service’ solutions than any of these individual companies taken together. Commercial details of these arrangements aren’t shared, but they increasingly represent one path to exit for smaller companies addressing elements of the larger commercial space sector in fairly specialized ways.”
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