Voyager Space Holdings Buys Nanoracks
December 23, 2020
Space Holdings is buying a majority stake in XO Markets and its largest
subsidiary Nanoracks. Nanoracks is the world's leading provider of
commercial space services, offering low-cost, high-quality solutions to
the most pressing needs for satellite deployment and basic and
educational research in more than 30 nations worldwide. As part of the
transaction, Voyager will be infusing significant growth capital into
the business to support the continued growth of Nanoracks utilization of
the International Space Station, on behalf of itself and its customers,
and the Nanoracks Space Outpost Program for private space platforms.
Based in Houston, Nanoracks is the world's leading provider of
commercial space services. Nanoracks has launched over 1,000 projects to
the International Space Station, including microgravity research, small
satellites and missions to both low-Earth orbit and deep space.
Nanoracks also recently launched the first commercial airlock - The
Bishop - on the SpaceX CRS-21 mission on SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket. The
Bishop Airlock is the first-ever commercial, permanent addition to the
International Space Station, bringing five times more customer volume
than currently available through the existing, government-operated
airlock. The company is also actively working toward its long-term
Outpost Program, which will enable Nanoracks to own, operate and
leverage commercial space stations, repurposing in-space hardware to
make discoveries that will change life on Earth.