Vast, a leading space technology company, has acquired Launcher, a startup focused on developing technology for space station operations. The acquisition will enable Vast to provide better support for the development of the International Space Station (ISS).
Launcher, which was founded in 2017, specializes in the design, development, and testing of solutions for on-orbit operations. The company has developed a suite of technologies designed to enable autonomous and optimized operations of spacecraft. These technologies enable the efficient and safe operation of spacecrafts both in orbit and near Earth.
The acquisition of Launcher is part of Vast’s strategy to further develop its capabilities in on-orbit operations. These capabilities include providing automated and optimized operations support to customers who are developing and operating spacecraft and space stations.
With this acquisition, Vast plans to leverage Launcher’s technology to support the development and operations of the ISS. Vast’s expertise in developing and launching space systems will be complemented by Launcher’s experience in optimized operations of spacecraft.
The acquisition of Launcher by Vast is expected to help the company provide better support for the development of the ISS. The acquisition will also provide Vast with an opportunity to expand its operations and services in the commercial space industry.