The Vigoride-5 OSV launched in January of 2023 and Momentus has confirmed the successful deployment and full operation of the OSV’s solar arrays and has also recently announced the successful in-space testing of the TPI pioneering propulsion system that uses water as a propellant.
TPI SADA’s have been developed for small spacecraft that require solar array pointing and power transfer. In addition to the scalable SADA designs, Techno Planet Inc. has the experience and capabilities required to design and build a range of space mechanisms including thruster gimbals, antenna positioners, sample acquisition and handling devices, and release mechanisms, along with almost any custom mechanism.
“To know our company’s hardware operate in space demonstrates the successful evolution of Techno Planet. I’m proud of our team’s achievements, and I’m energized that this is the start of a sustained flow of space-bound TPI hardware. Congratulations to our partner Momentus and I thank them for the confidence they’ve shown in us to get here. This successful launch also marks an exciting time in aerospace for small businesses like ours to provide proven engineering expertise in support of new space ventures. Plenty of our designs have flown over the years, but these are the first with our name on them.” — Scott Stanley, TPI Chief Technology Officer.