Impulse Space, Inc., has announced the company’s first orbital mission — LEO Express-1. Using Mira, the company’s first Orbital Service Vehicle (OSV), this mission will perform in-space services, including last-mile orbital payload delivery, payload hosting, very low altitude maneuvers and controlled atmospheric re-entry.
Impulse has procured a launch slot for this mission on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket as part of the Transporter-9 mission and is committed to meeting the current launch timeline of Q4 2023. Impulse will be among the first companies to demonstrate rapid, in-space transportation services through high-thrust chemical propulsion.
While the primary payload of LEO Express-1 is currently undisclosed, there is additional payload space available for secondary customers to join this mission. More details on Impulse’s vehicles and services will be announced at a later date. For more information on Impulse Space, additional missions and payload availability, visit the company’s infosite.
“Our team is thrilled to announce LEO Express-1 as our first mission and the implications it brings to affordable space access,” said Impulse Space Founder and CEO, Tom Mueller. “Currently, smallsat operators with custom orbit requirements need to pay a premium or compromise their spacecraft designs to include additional on-board propulsion capability. Impulse’s LEO Express missions will provide the industry with a reliable, rapid and consistent service for precisely delivering payloads to custom orbits in lLw Earth Orbit.”
Founded in 2021, Impulse Space is a Space 2.0 pioneer providing agile, economical space logistics services. With a near-term focus on Low Earth Orbit (LEO), services include in-space transportation to custom orbits, in-space payload hosting and precision re-entry trajectory injection. Long-term, Impulse will offer delivery services for all classes of payloads to distant destinations such as Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO), the Moon, and Mars.