Spaceflight Services (Spaceflight) and Innovative Space Logistics BV (ISILaunch) announced today that they have teamed to create a global spaceflight services provider for small and secondary payloads.
Spaceflight and ISILaunch currently offer spaceflight services on a variety of orbital and suborbital vehicles for small and secondary payloads, with operations centered in the United States (US) and Europe respectively. Under this joint marketing agreement Spaceflight and ISILaunch will provide a global spaceflight service for the launch of small and secondary payloads by jointly marketing a combined set of products and services to prospective customers.
Spaceflight will be the lead organization for integrating prospective orbital and suborbital payloads flying on US launch vehicles and suborbital platforms. In addition, Spaceflight will be the primary interface for US companies that want to fly on non-US launch vehicles.
ISILaunch will be the lead organization for integrating prospective orbital and suborbital payloads flying on non-US launch vehicles and suborbital platforms, as well as be the primary interface for non-US customers that want to fly on US vehicles.
Jason Andrews, President and CEO of Spaceflight Services, said, â€œWe are very pleased to team with ISILaunch Services and provide a global service offering.Â They are a demonstrated leader having contracted more than ten payloads in the past years and successfully launched four satellites in 2009.â€
Abe Bonnema, Managing Director of ISILaunch Services, said, â€œBy joining forces with Spaceflight Services we have created the unique opportunity to connect the dots between the different customers and flight opportunities worldwide.â€
Continued Andrews, â€œThe commercial rideshare approach Spaceflight and ISILaunch offer provides truly revolutionary global space access at significant savings compared to purchasing a dedicated vehicle.Â For certain payload sizes this is an entirely new capability at a compelling price point.â€
Spaceflight and ISILaunch are currently offering orbital flight opportunities to Low Earth Orbit starting in 2011 and flight opportunities to Geosynchronous Transfer Orbit and Low Lunar Orbit in 2014.Â For a full list of pricing for CubeSats, NanoSats, MicroSats and ESPA spacecraft, please visit Spaceflight Services at www.spaceflightservices.com or ISILaunch at www.isilaunch.com.
About Spaceflight Services:
Spaceflight Services was established in 2009 by Jason Andrews, President and CEO of Andrews Space, to revolutionize secondary payload flight services for fixed and deployable cargo and transport.Â More information about Spaceflight Services and specific flight opportunities can be found on the companyâ€™s website: www.spaceflightservices.com
About Innovative Space Logistics BV:
Innovative Space Logistics was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of ISIS – Innovative solutions In Space, a leading nanosatellite company from the Netherlands. ISIS recognized the need for regular commercial access to space required for responsive small satellite missions, essential to its own turn-key mission solutions as well as for third parties that want to fly their missions. More information about the ISILaunch Services and specific flight opportunities can be found on the companyâ€™s website: www.isilaunch.com