Commercial spaceports are in full swing, exploring how to become a multi-tenant facility which provides services for licensing, operations, range - sometimes also pre-launch, testing, and integration - and of course, launch operations. We've chosen Maritime Launch as a pioneer of this model, and we're eager to help prove their business case and set a precedent for the rest of the industry.
-- says Andrew Maximov, CEO and founder of Precious Payload
The partnership will allow Maritime Launch Services to offer launches and related services
Spaceport Nova Scotia.
NOVA SCOTIA/ABU DHABI – December 8, 2022 – Precious Payload is excited to announce a
partnership with Maritime Launch Services Inc. (NEO: MAXQ, OTCQB: MAXQF), the owner and
operator of Canada’s first orbital launch complex, to market satellite delivery services to payload
developers through its Launch.ctrl online marketplace.
Maritime Launch is developing Spaceport Nova Scotia and will serve small satellite market
clients including broadband, earth observation, and remote sensing constellations. Spaceport
Nova Scotia will be the first commercial orbital launch complex in Canada offering white-label
launches and related services.
Commercial spaceports are actively entering the space launch market as individual contributors,
with examples emerging in Australia, the U.K., Norway, and Brazil. This trend is being driven by
the need for greater frequency and reliability of launches, as well as by the development of new
spaceports offering lower costs and flexibility.
Earlier this year, Maritime Launch announced a partnership with Canadian rocket manufacturer
Reaction Dynamics to perform its inaugural suborbital flight in 2023 and to also launch their first
orbital launch vehicle, the Aurora, in 2024 as a white-label offering from Spaceport Nova Scotia.
Maritime Launch has also signed a white-label agreement with Scotland's Skyrora to launch
satellites for both Maritime Launch and Skyrora clients, using the Skyrora XL vehicle. Maritime
Launch remains on track to bring the medium class launcher, the Cyclone-4M (C4M), developed
by Yuzhnoye and Yuzhmash, with a first launch scheduled for 2025. In November 2021,
Maritime Launch announced Nanoracks as the first launch client for the inaugural launch of the
C4M from Nova Scotia.
“We're very excited to market Spaceport Nova Scotia's launch opportunities with Precious
Payload,” commented Robert Feierbach, Maritime Launch USA's President. “Distributed on
Launch.ctrl, the first online marketplace for satellite launches, we’re looking forward to
showcasing Spaceport Nova Scotia’s competitive launch inclinations from 45 to 98 degrees to
our global space industry's small satellite operators and companies planning constellation
The Launch.ctrl platform by Precious Payload is designed to minimize costs and development
timelines while maximizing launch schedule reliability and mission assurance. Beyond simply
functioning as a marketplace for satellite launches, its templates for mission description and the
workplace for team collaboration bridge the gap between payload engineers and a launch
provider’s business development, sales, marketing, and launch-management teams.
Earlier this year, Precious Payload successfully introduced a new version of its commercial
launch schedule and released individual pages for launch and hosted payload providers, their
vehicles, and upcoming missions (with all available launch service operators including brokers,
commercial spaceports, and OTVs). Using Precious Payload’s Launch.ctrl platform, any
payload developer can find the best commercial launch or hosted payload solution for their
instrument or experiment.
About Precious Payload
Precious Payload is a US/UAE/German space tech company that developed Launch.ctrl, a
marketplace for satellite operators looking to book a launch and the related services needed to
get their payloads off the ground and into space.