SAN JOSE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Momentus Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTS) (“Momentus” or the “Company”), a U.S. commercial space company that plans to offer transportation and other in-space infrastructure services, today announced that President Fred Kennedy has resigned from the Company effective January 21.
“I’ve been consistently impressed with the professionalism and capabilities of the Momentus team, especially its engineering and operations personnel,” said Momentus President Dr. Fred Kennedy. “Their commitment to the Company’s vision has been nothing short of extraordinary. While I am departing the Company and leaving the Bay Area with my family, I will be following the team’s progress and look forward to seeing them get to orbit and do some outstanding work.”
The Company’s Chief Technology Officer, Rob Schwarz, will serve as interim Head of Engineering and Operations to support a seamless transition while the Company hires additional executive leadership. Chief Executive Officer John Rood will also assume the role of company President.
“Our team continues to be focused on launching our first Vigoride vehicles and demonstrating our capabilities in space this year,” said Chief Executive Officer John Rood. “We continue to make progress in preparing for launch of our first Vigoride as early as June 2022. The first Vigoride vehicle we plan to launch is undergoing additional work on some components, is scheduled to enter thermal vacuum testing later this month, and we have begun applying for the appropriate government licenses to support a June mission. We look forward to putting our technology through its paces in space.”
Momentus is a U.S. commercial space company that plans to offer in-space infrastructure services, including in-space transportation, hosted payloads and in-orbit services. Momentus believes it can make new ways of operating in space possible with its planned in-space transfer and service vehicles that will be powered by an innovative water plasma-based propulsion system that is under development. The Company anticipates flying its first Vigoride vehicle to Low Earth Orbit on a third-party launch provider as early as June 2022, subject to receipt of appropriate government licenses and availability of slots on its launch provider’s manifest, for which there is no assurance such licenses, approvals and availability will be received, if at all.
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