Impulse Space, Inc. and the firm’s LEO Express-2 and LEO Express-3 missions will perform in-space services, including payload hosting, last-mile orbital delivery, constellation deployment, low altitude maneuvers and controlled atmospheric re-entry. They will be using the same Mira vehicle in the previously announced LEO Express-1 mission.
Mira has unparalleled maneuverability for orbital transfers in LEO, enabling customers to reach any altitude, rapidly phase constellations, shift equatorial crossing times and adjust orbital inclination. Mira has a payload capacity of up to 300 kg. and can accommodate a combination of cubesats, smallsats and hosted payloads. Mira uses in-house developed Saiph thrusters to provide rapid maneuvering capability for reaching custom orbits in LEO.
Similar to LEO Express-1, the second and third LEO Express missions will launch with SpaceX on their Transporter rideshare missions. Impulse has purchased slots on the SpaceX Transporter-11 and Tranporter-12 missions, which are currently set to launch no earlier than June and October of 2024.
“We are incredibly excited to announce the LEO Express-2 and 3 missions to follow LEO Express-1 set to launch no earlier than November 2023. Our team is dedicated to continually support the growing space economy through rapid, reliable and consistent services.” — Tom Mueller, Founder and CEO, Impulse Space