Lunasonde is a sub-surface imaging company with the goal of making underground resources – such as water and minerals – easier to locate. The Picacho CubeSat is a tech demo of Lunasonde’s sensors and will measure the power spectral density of low-frequency radio signals in the ionosphere that will help inform designs for the company’s future satellites. Picacho will fly on the Vigoride-7 spacecraft targeted to launch on the SpaceX Transporter-9 mission in October 2023.
Momentus currently has three Vigoride Orbital Service Vehicles in orbit. The Company has flights scheduled through the end of 2024.
“With more affordable and reliable access to space comes more impactful and dynamic uses of the space environment. We thank Lunasonde for their trust and the Momentus team is dedicated to making the orbital delivery of their payload a seamless part of their mission.”
— Chris Kinman, Chief Commercial Officer, Momentus
“We are excited to partner with Momentus on this mission. The responsive and versatile nature of the Vigoride platform has been a fantastic opportunity for our Picacho technology demonstrator, which will pave the way for Lunasonde’s groundbreaking insights into the Earth’s subsurface environment.”
— Jeremiah Pate, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Lunasonde