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Nanoracks, Lockheed Martin and Voyager Space have established a team to build a commercial space station in low-Earth orbit to support research efforts and promote industrial activity. Nanoracks will serve as the prime developer of the Starlab space station, which is expected to reach initial operational capability by 2027, the companies said in a joint […] More
Lockheed Martin has teamed up with NanoRacks to seek concepts of commercial payloads that could fly on upcoming missions of NASA“™s Orion spacecraft. Lockheed said Friday the market assessment marks the initial step toward its vision to deliver commercial opportunities to deep space. Mike Hawes, Orion program manager and vice president of human space exploration […] More
NanoRacks has secured a position on a General Services Administration contract vehicle to offer miniaturized satellite deployment services to federal agencies. The company said Monday it aims to help government customers deploy CubeSat and MicroSat payloads to perform microgravity research in space and on board the International Space Station through its launch service offerings on GSA’s Professional […] More
NanoRacks has wrapped up a bridge round of investments that will support the company’s efforts to produce an airlock technology designed for the International Space Station. New York-based financial services company Space Angels led the funding round to help expedite the production of Commercial Airlock Module, NanoRacks said Tuesday. NASA and NanoRacks signed a Space Act Agreement […] More
A team composed of NanoRacks, Space Systems Loral and United Launch Alliance has signed an agreement with NASA to examine the feasibility of converting a rocket upper stage into a commercial space habitat. The Ixion Initiative Team will conduct the rocket technology repurposing study under the second phase of NASA’s Next Space Technologies for Exploration Partnerships initiative, SSL said Wednesday. […] More
Boeing and NanoRacks have formed an alliance to build a new commercial airlock designed to help the U.S. increase its capability to deploy small satellites, equipment and payloads from the International Space Station. The companies plan to attach the NanoRacks Airlock Module to the ISS U.S. segment in 2019, Boeing said Monday. Boeing will develop […] More
A team comprised of NanoRacks, Space Systems Loral and United Launch Alliance will study the feasibility of converting rocket upper stages into habitats for low-Earth orbit and deep-space missions under a contract awarded by NASA. The Ixion Initiative Team aims to help NASA address risks associated with modules that are built on the ground and launched into orbit through the agency’s Next Space […] More
In line with the White House’s Space Priorities Framework, published in December 2021, federal agencies are looking to the private sector for assistance in maintaining a robust, responsible U.S. space enterprise while global competition, innovation and technology development in the domain continues to accelerate. The framework outlines how the U.S. plans to retain its competitive edge […] More

Voyager Space Holdings has completed its majority investment in X.O. Markets, the parent company of small satellite deployment system provider Nanoracks, to establish a footprint in the commercial space services market. Denver-based Voyager said Tuesday the move is part of efforts to position itself to offer an integrated space exploration platform that could support various missions.


Voyager Space Holdings has agreed to acquire a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest subsidiary Nanoracks. Houston-based Nanoracks offers commercial space services for satellite deployment and research across more than 30 nations. "With Voyager, we're confident in our expanded team's ability to continue to deliver game-changing technology industry-wide," said Jeffrey Manber, CEO of Nanoracks.

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