Voyager Space Holdings has completed its acquisition of The Launch Company. The acquisition was first announced in November 2020. The Launch Company develops standardised hardware and works to support space launches through automation.
Speaking about the acquisition, Matthew Kuta, president and COO of Voyager Space Holdings said: “Even since we announced our intent to acquire The Launch Company late last year, we’ve seen the demand for launches increase dramatically and we are confident that this trend is going to continue. The Launch Company is perfectly positioned to support this tidal wave of launch needs and we are thrilled that we can now support the exciting work that they are doing to help next-generation space companies gain access to orbit faster, cheaper, and more reliably.”
The Launch Company was established to help NewSpace commercial clients, as well as DOD and USAF assets, get to space faster and more affordably by streamlining the launch process, in part through automation. The company is actively working to create the “Third Wave of Space,” which is the world’s first multi-user, mobile launch site designed to service the widest range of launch vehicles.
Ben Kellie, CEO and founder of The Launch Company added: “Voyager is the perfect partner for us because they really understand our unique capabilities and the vision we have for The Launch Company. Because of Voyager’s integrated model and their connections in the industry, we will be able to stay laser-focused on meeting our milestones and reaching our ultimate goal, which is to build standardised launch hardware to meet the demand of a rapidly growing industry.”
Voyager’s acquisition of The Launch Company adds to the growing list of disruptive capabilities in becoming the leading NewSpace exploration platform by increasing vertical integration and mission capability to enable humanity’s most ambitious projects.