In-space transportation services provider Momentus has revealed plans to re-manifest its first Vigoride vehicle mission to a subsequent launch opportunity this year.

The decision will provide the additional time required by the company to obtain approval for its payloads from the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as well as finish a standard interagency review.

According to the company, it has already secured other essential licences for its Vigoride vehicle.

Vigoride is designed to put satellites exactly where they are intended to be in space.

SpaceX has already booked Momentus’ services for further launches that are scheduled to take place between June and December.

Momentus president Dr Fred Kennedy said: “We will continue to work with the FAA, as we have done successfully with other regulatory agencies, to obtain approval in a timely manner.

“We anticipate that by launching our first Vigoride vehicle on a subsequent mission, we will still achieve our revenue expectations for 2021 while delivering our customers’ payloads to orbit.

“Our ongoing rideshare agreement with SpaceX enhances our ability to offer our customers significantly more affordable access to space.”

In addition, Momentus has reaffirmed its 2021 revenue expectations according to its previous announcement.

Last October, the company signed a definitive merger agreement with special purpose acquisition company Stable Road Acquisition Corp.

The merger will help create the first publicly traded space infrastructure company. It is subject to the approval of Stable Road’s and Momentus’ stockholders and other closing conditions and expected to complete in the first quarter of 2021.

Momentus customer SatRevolution CEO and co-founder Grzegorz Zwolinski said: “Momentus is a valued resource in our efforts to capitalise on the commercialisation of space and participate in the new space economy. We remain committed to Momentus’ value-add transport and service platform.”