DENVER, Colorado – September 19, 2022
CisLunar Industries today announced the signing of a new MoU with Sierra Space, a leading commercial space company at the forefront of creating and building the future of space transportation and infrastructure for low-Earth orbit (LEO) commercialization. The MOU provides that both companies will work together to support and enable what Sierra Space is building in space with the Dream Chaser® spaceplane, Orbital Reef, LIFE(tm) habitat, and other innovative technologies currently in development.
“We are proud to sign today’s Memorandum of Understanding with Sierra Space,” says CisLunar Industries CEO Gary Calnan, CFA. “Together, our companies will write the next chapter of humanity’s presence in space. Pairing our metal processing technology with Sierra Space’s Dream Chaser, in-space technologies, and infrastructure, will fortify our long-term in-space capabilities and bring our collective vision another step closer to reality.” Ken Shields, Sr. Director at Sierra Space added: ”This MOU will help advance both Sierra Space’s and CisLunar Industries’ joint capabilities and provide a new product and service line for Sierra Space to offer to its space station customers.”
About Sierra Space: Sierra Space (www.sierraspace.com) is building platforms in space to benefit life on Earth. With more than 30 years and 500 missions of space flight heritage, Sierra Space is enabling the future of space transportation with Dream Chaser®, the world’s only winged commercial spaceplane. Under construction at its Colorado headquarters and expected to launch in 2023 on the first of a series of NASA missions to the International Space Station, Dream Chaser® can safely carry cargo - and eventually crew - to on-orbit destinations, returning to land on compatible commercial airport runways worldwide. Sierra Space is also building an array of in-space destinations for low Earth orbit (LEO) commercialization.
About CisLunar Industries: CisLunar Industries (www.cislunarindustries.com) provides metal and industrial equipment for in-space assembly, manufacturing, and logistics. Applications include recycling of space debris, processing of lunar regolith, and recycling of on-station metals as an alternative to down mass. Metal-processing technology developed by CisLunar Industries takes those feedstocks and processes them into standardized metal products like rods, wire filament, and other useful geometries. These will be used in a variety of applications, including solid metal propellant for in-space logistics and materials for in-space servicing, assembly, and manufacturing (ISAM).