Spaceflight Signs Launch Services Agreement with Vector for Multiple Launches

Agreement confirms a 2019 launch with multiple options for future

the leading launch and mission management rideshare services provider,
today announced it has signed a definitive Launch Services Agreement
(LSA) with Vector,
a leading microsatellite launch company. The LSA is for a 2019 launch
with multiple priced options for future launches, leveraging the
Vector-R launch vehicle.

Vector and Spaceflight are also working towards a unique integration
agreement that leverages Spaceflight’s state-of-the-art integration
facility in Auburn, Wash., its proven processes, and experienced mission
management and engineering teams. Under the terms of the agreement,
Spaceflight will receive the entire Vector-R fairing at its facility in
Auburn, Wash., conduct all the integration services for its rideshare
customers, and then ship the fully integrated fairing to the launch
site. This integration approach, coupled with Vector’s mobile launch
system, enables a significant reduction in the time from when a customer
spacecraft is received at the integration facility to when it is
actually launched.

“We’re always looking for new ways to get our customers’ spacecraft on
orbit, which means working with other industry leaders to deliver
creative solutions,” said Melissa Wuerl, vice president of business
development at Spaceflight. “This unique LSA demonstrates our belief in
Vector’s potential and commitment to providing customers the most
variety in launch vehicle access.”

“Spaceflight’s selection of Vector demonstrates the rising demand for
increased access to space,” said Robert R. Cleave, chief revenue officer
at Vector. “Spaceflight pioneered the rideshare market and consistently
demonstrates an innovative approach to business through multiple
enabling launch options. Vector is excited by the opportunity to embark
on this journey with Spaceflight and develop a solution that furthers
both organization’s missions.”

The new contract comes on the heels of Spaceflight’s agreement to launch
Brazil’s INPE Amazonia-1 spacecraft, which represents the company’s
largest rideshare satellite to date, and its historic dedicated
rideshare launch of 64 smallsats on its SSO-A mission aboard a SpaceX
Falcon 9 in December 2018. With the success of SSO-A, Spaceflight has
now launched more than 210 satellites since its founding in 2011. In
addition, the company is contracted to launch nearly 100 satellites in
2019 from a variety of launch vehicles including Falcon 9, PSLV,
Antares, Electron, and Vega.

About Spaceflight

Spaceflight is revolutionizing the business of spaceflight by delivering
a new model for accessing space. A comprehensive launch services and
mission management provider, the company provides a straightforward and
cost-effective suite of products and services including state-of-the-art
satellite infrastructure and rideshare launch offerings that enable
commercial and government entities to achieve their mission goals on
time and on budget. A service offering of Spaceflight Industries in
Seattle Wash., Spaceflight provides its services through a global
network of partners and launch vehicle providers. For more information,

About Vector:

Vector connects legacy space, NewSpace companies, and innovators with
dedicated launch services and enabling platforms to access space more
efficiently than ever before. Vector is proud to design, build and
launch its vehicles and enabling platforms in the United States of
America. For more information, please visit


PR contact:
Christie Melby, Communiqué PR for Spaceflight

Aubrey Lerche, Barokas Communications for Vector

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