"In just a few short months, Vector has made tremendous strides toward developing a micro satellite launch vehicle to support entrepreneurs and early stage startups. And while this achievement is instrumental for Vector, it's an even more critical benchmark of success for the future of the market, demonstrating the federal government's commitment to small space exploration," said Jim Cantrell, CEO and co-founder of Vector Space Systems. "Vector has already received four development contract awards, providing extensive synergism with the Vector's core investment-funded research and development program. Coming on the heels of our first customer contract win with Iceye, these agreements position Vector to lead the micro satellite industry into the next stage of exploration."
The Vector-R launch vehicle is the world's only launch vehicle dedicated to servicing the micro satellite market by providing a dedicated 50kg launch mass to orbit. The Vector-R is an advanced vehicle made of an all carbon fiber airframe, lightweight pressurized propulsion systems and an agile modern avionics system. Appropriately sized for today's rapidly growing micro satellite market, the Vector-R launch vehicle will host frequent flights and a range of independence made possible through its unique capacity and mobile launch operations. Vector-R will become fully operational by 2018 and is accepting reservations on its rapidly expanding payload manifest. For more information on flight reservations please visit: http://vectorspacesystems.com/flight
About Vector Space Systems
Vector Space Systems is a disruptive space innovator that connects space startups with affordable and reliable launch enabling platforms and vehicles at a cost point never before possible for accessing space. For more information, visit www.vectorspacesystems.com.
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