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Astra to supply propulsion systems to LeoStella

Later this year, Astra is expected to deliver the propulsion systems.

Astra Space will supply LeoStella with spacecraft engines under a new contract.

Astra is expected to begin delivering the propulsion systems later this year and into 2023.

LeoStella designs and manufactures operational satellites cost-effectively and at scale. Astra’s Spacecraft Engine has demonstrated that it can assist satellites in achieving and maintaining target orbits and maneuverability and is expected to be integrated onto a variety of LeoStella’s satellites.

Commenting on the contract, Tod Byquist, Director of Programmes and Supply Chain at LeoStella, said: “As demand for small satellites continues to grow, we are always looking for innovative options to provide highly efficient, reliable propulsion for our satellites. Astra’s Spacecraft Engine has good flight heritage and the performance we need to get our satellites to space on schedule.”

Mike Cassidy, VP of Product Management at Astra, added: “LeoStella is a pioneering force in constructing critical space infrastructure through a variety of satellite designs. Their vision to deploy reliable, cost-effective satellites aligns closely with Astra’s and demonstrates the innovative forces at work to expand and accelerate access to space.”