Redwire Acquires Oakman Aerospace, a Leading Digitally Engineered Spacecraft and Satellite Design Firm

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., January 19, 2021 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has acquired Oakman Aerospace, Inc. (OAI) a leading provider of cutting-edge products and services related to digital engineering, spacecraft and satellite design and development, mission payload development, and data distribution services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Oakman Aerospace adds a critical capability in digital engineering that will significantly enhance our space infrastructure solutions,” said Peter Cannito, Chairman and CEO of Redwire. “Their modular open systems architecture design and development approach and proprietary commercial off-the-shelf software suite is transforming the way future space capabilities are designed, developed, deployed and operated.”

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Momentus Selects Redwire to Develop Robotics Systems for Reusable In-Space Transportation Vehicle

Artist’s conception depicting a Made In Space Europe robotic arm fixed to a Momentus Vigoride spacecraft. (Credit: Made in Space Europe)

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., January 14, 2021 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, has been selected by Momentus, a commercial space company offering in-space infrastructure services, to develop robotics systems for their next generation Vigoride in-space transportation vehicle. The multi-phase contract will include a system architecture study and delivery of a flight-qualified robotics system that will operate on a flight demonstration in 2022. The agreement builds on the Memorandum of Understanding between Redwire and Momentus that was announced in September 2020.

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Redwire Names Andrew Rush as President and Chief Operating Officer

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., January 5, 2021– Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that Redwire Chief Operating Officer Andrew Rush has been promoted to the position of President and Chief Operating Officer, effective January 1, 2021.

In this expanded role, Mr. Rush will manage the day-to-day operations of Redwire while assisting the CEO and Board of Directors in developing and executing the company’s long-term growth strategy. Additionally, Mr. Rush will oversee the development and implementation of Redwire policies and procedures, integration of new acquisitions, and execution of all technical programs. 

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Space Florida Looks Back on a Busy Year

EXPLORATION PARK, Fla. (December 23, 2020) – Today, Space Florida shared the many accomplishments of Florida’s aerospace and commercial space industry in 2020. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Florida’s Cape Canaveral Spaceport kept launching rockets. In May, the world watched as American astronauts lifted off from Florida for the first time since 2011, marking a new era of human spaceflight and commercial space exploration. The aerospace industry represents a key part of the State’s strategy for post-pandemic economic recovery, and Space Florida has good reason to be enthusiastic about the future of aerospace.

“Despite the challenges that COVID-19 brought to the State, our industry and our organization, Space Florida is pleased to have had a successful year of growth within the aerospace industry here in the State of Florida, with support from Governor DeSantis as well as our Board Chair and Lieutenant Governor Nuñez,” said Space Florida President and CEO Frank DiBello. “Space Florida is working with other economic development partners to create an energized driving force in recruiting these companies to the Sunshine State. The future of this industry is very bright, representing an increasingly important segment of Florida’s economy.

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Redwire Acquires LoadPath, a Leading Developer of Payload Adapters for the Space Industry

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., December 15, 2020 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has acquired LoadPath, a leading developer of payload adapters, deployable structures, and thermal products for the space industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“LoadPath brings market-leading capabilities to augment Redwire’s space infrastructure portfolio and broaden our range of technology products and services to support our customers’ missions,” said Peter Cannito, Chairman and CEO of Redwire. “We are excited to work with Adam and Greg and the LoadPath team to leverage their impressive technology flight heritage and advance their capabilities as a part of Redwire.”

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Redwire Technology Successfully Manufactures Ceramic Part in Space for the First Time

World’s first-ever demonstration of ceramic additive manufacturing in space

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that the company’s Ceramic Manufacturing Module (CMM) successfully manufactured a ceramic part in space for the first time.

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Redwire Appoints New Made in Space President

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., November 4, 2020 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and infrastructure for the next generation space economy, announced today the hiring of Thomas (Tom) B. Campbell as the new president of its subsidiary, Made In Space, effective October 26.

As a proven business leader and industry expert on space antennas and structures, Mr. Campbell will oversee Made In Space’s product and technology portfolio within Redwire’s broader innovation ecosystem, reporting to Redwire Chairman and CEO Peter Cannito. Campbell succeeds former Made In Space President Andrew Rush, who will fully assume his responsibilities as Redwire Chief Operating Officer.

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Redwire Acquires Roccor, a Manufacturer of Critical Systems for Satellite Industry

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., October 29, 2020 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has acquired Roccor, a disruptive military and commercial hardware supplier in the rapidly growing small satellite market and a premier manufacturer of deployable booms, structures, antennas, thermal products, and solar arrays for the space industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Redwire Selects Jacksonville, Florida for its New Corporate Headquarters

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., September 15, 2020 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has selected Jacksonville, Florida for its corporate headquarters location.

“We are excited that Jacksonville will be the center of our innovation ecosystem as we continue to position Redwire as the leading developer of cutting-edge space technology and space infrastructure,” said Peter Cannito, chairman and chief executive officer of Redwire. “By strengthening our presence in Florida, we will have access to a skilled aerospace workforce, strategic partnerships, and operational infrastructure to support our growth.”

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Redwire Acquires Made In Space, the Leader in On-orbit Space Manufacturing Technologies

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., June 23, 2020 (Redwire PR) – Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for the next generation space economy, announced today that it has acquired Made In Space, Inc. (“MIS”), an innovative provider of industry-leading on-orbit space manufacturing technologies.

The acquisition also includes Made In Space Europe, based in Luxembourg and a sister company to the U.S. organization, which provides space-capable robotic systems to the global space industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Redwire Names Government Industry Veteran Peter Cannito as Chairman and CEO

Next Generation Space Technology Company was Formed by AE Industrial Partners Earlier this Month

BOCA RATON, Fla., June 11, 2020 (Redwire PR) — Redwire, a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for a next generation space architecture, announced today that Peter Cannito has been named Chairman and CEO, effective immediately. Mr. Cannito brings more than 25 years of experience in the defense, technology, and government services industries to Redwire.

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