Maritime Launch and Skyrora partner to launch Skyrora XL from Nova Scotia Spaceport

Maritime Launch Services Inc. (Maritime Launch) (NEO: MAXQ, OTCQB: MAXQF) and Skyrora are pleased to announce that they have signed a letter of intent to launch Skyrora XL from Spaceport Nova Scotia. Maritime Launch develops and operates Spaceport Nova Scotia, Canada’s first orbital launch complex and North America’s first commercial spaceport. Headquartered in Edinburgh, with facilities across Europe, Skyrora designs, manufactures and deploys launch vehicles for small satellite manufacturers seeking access to space.

The primary purpose of this agreement is for Skyrora to supply launch vehicles to Maritime Launch’s satellite customers as well as host their own satellite customers under a lease agreement.

“We are excited about this new partnership and look forward to bringing our first international Skyrora customer and the Skyrora XL vehicle to the Nova Scotia Spaceport in Canada,” says Steven Mathieu, president and CEO of Maritime Launch. “Following the company’s opening of its manufacturing facility in July and the recent successful second-stage static hot-fire test of their vehicle at Machrihanish Air Force Base in Scotland in August, we are excited to help deliver the sustainability-focused Skyrora XL launch vehicle design and innovative third-stage technology for customers globally through this partnership.”

Skyrora XL is a three-stage small launch vehicle designed to place payloads in a Sun Synchronous Orbit (SSO) at an altitude of 500 km to 1000 km with a maximum payload of 350 kg per NOA. The vehicle is also designed to place payloads in polar orbit at an altitude of 200 to 1,000 km.

“As the Skyrora program progresses, it is exciting to be able to offer Skyrora customers more launch propensities at Nova Scotia Spaceport. Through the LOI, we will be able to explore all options for our potential customers,” says Skyrora’s Chief Operating Officer, Lee Rosen. “Since the beginning of our partnership, we have enjoyed working with Maritime Launch’s team of professionals and look forward to developing this exciting partnership together.”

Maritime Launch and Skyrora have signed a letter of intent for future launches and will move forward with a final agreement.

“The partnership between Skyrora and Maritime Launch is very exciting and demonstrates the strength of the UK’s growing spaceflight sector and the increasing range of capabilities and expertise that companies like Skyrora offer,” said Matt Archer, Director of Commercial Spaceflight at UK Space. agency. “As we approach the UK’s first commercial space launches, this partnership will help strengthen the UK’s reputation as a leading space nation and attract commercial partners from around the world to take advantage of our thriving spaceflight sector.”

Under the agreement, Maritime Launch will purchase vehicles and vehicle support personnel from Skyrora for its satellite customers. Nova Scotia Spaceport will provide Skyrora with a launch pad, ground and operational support, public safety services, regulatory approvals, and mission integration facilities and personnel.

Skyrora will supply the launch vehicle, mobile launch complex and launch operations support team for Maritime Launch. At launch, Skyrora plans to conduct a customer mission with a payload aboard the Skyrora XL.

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