Voyager Area and the Canadian Area Company (CSA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collectively discover how the CSA and the Canadian house sector might play a task within the planning and improvement of Starlab, Voyager’s deliberate business house station, and the George Washington Carver Science Park, Starlab’s on-orbit laboratory.
This non-binding MOU additionally allows the 2 organizations to discover potential academic and business house analysis initiatives that could possibly be carried out by Canadian and worldwide astronauts on each the Worldwide Area Station and Starlab.
Voyager, and its working firm, Nanoracks, have been awarded $160 million in NASA funding in 2021 for the Starlab house station as a part of the Business LEO Vacation spot program, which is about to switch the Worldwide Area Station after its deliberate decommissioning on the finish of 2030.
Starlab is deliberate to have the capability to repeatedly host as much as 4 astronauts and home the George Washington Carver (GWC) Science Park, a state-of-the-art laboratory system and first science park in-space. Starlab leverages Voyager and Nanoracks’ expertise managing world buyer expertise and analysis operations on the Worldwide Area Station for over a decade.
Nanoracks has labored with the Canadian Area Company since 2018, when the corporate was awarded the launch providers and deployment contract for the Canadian CubeSat Mission, a nationwide small satellite tv for pc improvement program sponsored by the CSA.
“Right now marks an thrilling evolution of our relationship with the Canadian Area Company,” mentioned Jeffrey Manber, President of Worldwide, Voyager Area. “Our group has served as a longstanding service supplier to Canada’s small satellite tv for pc efforts. Now we wish to develop on our previous successes by enabling collaboration with Canada throughout the Voyager Area portfolio and by specializing in potential long-term endeavors on each the Worldwide Area Station and Starlab.”
Voyager Area is an area expertise firm devoted to constructing a greater future for humanity in house and on Earth. With practically 20 years of spaceflight heritage and over 1500 profitable missions as of Fall 2022, Voyager delivers house station infrastructure and providers and expertise options to business customers, civil and nationwide safety authorities companies, educational and analysis establishments, and extra, with the purpose to speed up a sustainable house economic system.