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ALTAIRTM Pathfinder Spacecraft Ships to Commercial Launch Integrator for Manifest Aboard NASA's International Space Station for Maiden Flight

Posted: December 19th, 2016

Millennium Space Systems announces it has completed the development of and shipped its first ALTAIR™ satellite, a pre-production pathfinder spacecraft designed to demonstrate advanced avionics, guidance & control, additive manufacturing...

Millennium Space Systems Receives Order from SSL for Follow-on Buy of Reaction Wheels

Posted: July 11th, 2016

Millennium Space Systems is pleased to announce that SSL in Palo Alto, CA has placed a follow-on order for 23 RWA-1000 flight reaction wheels.  This follows the original order for 52 reaction wheels now that Millennium has delivered 5 ship sets of those wheels. The repeat procurement from SSL is a testament to the quality...

Millennium Space Systems Announces Key Leadership Promotions as the Company Gears up for Volume Production of ALTAIR™ and AQUILA™ Satellites and Components

Posted: June 1st, 2016

Millennium Space Systems announces the promotions of Vince Deno to Chief Operating Officer and Bob Newberry to President, as the Company positions itself for further growth in the space & defense sector. The Company is expanding its R&D investments...

Millennium Space Systems Expands Full-Service Space Factory to Step up Production to Hundreds of Satellites Each Year

Posted: March 14th, 2016

Millennium Space Systems has officially broken ground on Phase-3 of its manufacturing & production plan, building out an additional 35,000 square feet at its existing spacecraft factory in El Segundo, CA, located two miles south of LAX and adjacent to...

Millennium Space Systems Appoints Robert Newberry as Executive Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer

Posted: March 2nd, 2016

Millennium Space Systems announces the appointment of Robert (Bob) Newberry (USAF-Ret) as Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, as the Company expands both its manufacturing & productions facilities and its satellite...

Millennium Space Systems Begins Spacecraft Integration of Air Force's WFOV Testbed

Posted: February 15th, 2016

Millennium Space Systems started spacecraft integration of the United States Air Force’s Wide Field of View (WFOV) Testbed. The WFOV spacecraft bus platform will be functionally integrated, tested and checked out in summer 2016, in preparation for sensor integration. Sponsored by the Space and Missile Systems Center (SMC) and managed by...

Millennium Space Systems Announces Summer 2016 Launch of Its ALTAIR-1 Technology Pathfinder via NanoRacks Launch Services as it Readies for Volume Vehicle Production

Posted: January 27th, 2016

Millennium Space Systems has inked a contract for launch services with NanoRacks LLC of Webster, Texas, to launch its ALTAIR-1 Pathfinder satellite into Low Earth Orbit (LEO) this summer via cargo resupply to the International Space Station (ISS)...

Treasurer Grants Incentives To Electric Vehicle and Aerospace Companies [EXTERNAL]

Posted: December 15th, 2015

An economic development agency chaired by State Treasurer John Chiang on Tuesday approved nearly $40 million worth of sales tax exclusions for California’s leading electric vehicle maker and a fast-growing space satellite manufacturer. The action by the California Alternative Energy & Advanced Transportation Financing Authority...

Millennium Space Systems Appoints Jim McClelland Vice President of Mission Engineering & Operations

Posted: November 16th, 2015

Millennium Space Systems is pleased to introduce Jim McClelland as its Vice President of Mission Engineering and Operations. Mr. McClelland joins the company to further develop its growing portfolio of defense, civil and commercial space customers, bringing over 30 years of hands-on spacecraft engineering and management experience....

Millennium Space Systems Appoints Michael Todaro as Director of Mission Operations

Posted: November 1st, 2015

Millennium Space Systems is pleased to announce Mike Todaro has joined Millennium as the Director of Mission Operations. Mr. Todaro brings over 20 years of directly applicable on-orbit mission & related ground operations know-how to bolster and operate the Company’s growing operations portfolio of US Government and commercial platforms....

Millennium Space Systems Launches ALTAIR™ Mission Customization Website

Posted: August 7th, 2015

Millennium Space Systems announces the launch of MyALTAIR.com, a user interactive site designed to customize mission concepts based on Millennium's ALTAIR small space platform.  The site is designed as an easy-to-use mission concept tool for mission planners, commercial entrepreneurs, principal investigators and anyone who dreams of...

Millennium Space Systems Begins Production on the First Commercial ALTAIR™ Spacecraft

Posted: August 5th, 2015

Millennium Space Systems proudly announces the first commercial ALTAIR™ spacecraft is now in production. ALTAIR I further validates DARPA's original SeeMe vision of game-changing affordability and responsiveness, coupled with high performance mission capability – ALTAIR™ leverages Millennium's SeeMe design, taking the...

Millennium Space Systems Ships 4 of 52 Flight Reaction Wheels to SSL

Posted: March 3rd, 2015

Millennium Space Systems today announced that it has shipped out their first set of RWA-1000 reaction wheels to commercial customer SSL in Palo Alto, CA. This first delivery—under a contract from SSL which was inked just four months ago—establishes Millennium's entry into the commercial space component production market...

Millennium Space Systems Granted exclusive license from NASA Goddard

Posted: February 3rd, 2015

Millennium Space Systems today announced that it has finalized an exclusive production license for the patented “Demiseable Integrated Reaction Wheel Assembly” (DIRWA) from NASA Goddard Space Flight Center. This exclusive license establishes the milestone point to kick off the production at Millennium, which will result...

Millennium Space Systems Qualifies AQUILA M8 Series Satellite Structure

Posted: December 18th, 2014

Millennium Space Systems, a leader in development of affordable high-performance spacecraft, today announced the completion of structural qualification of its AQUILA M8 satellite structure. AQUILA M8—under development for a confidential customer—joins Millennium’s AQUILA platform product line, supporting missions of up to...

Millennium Space Systems Wins Commercial Reaction Wheel Contract

Posted: October 16th, 2014

Millennium Space Systems, a leader in development of affordable high-performance spacecraft and components, has inked a major contract to manufacture reaction wheels for a commercial satellite constellation. The production order, received from prime contractor Space Systems/Loral (SSL) validates Millennium's multi-year investment...

Millennium Space Launches First Round of Commercial Bootstrap™ Initiative

Posted: August 4th, 2014

Millennium Space Systems, a leader in development of affordable high-performance spacecraft, today unveiled the first round of its commercial Bootstrap™ initiative. Under Bootstrap™, Millennium will competitively select partners for an initial OEM production run of six ALTAIR™ spacecraft. Selected partners will...

Millennium Space Completes Air Force Weather Satellite Design

Posted: April 28th, 2014

Millennium Space Systems today announced that its Disaggregated Weather Satellite Pathfinder (DWSP) spacecraft, under design contract to the USAF Space & Missiles Center’s Defense Weather Systems Directorate, has passed an important milestone design review. Performed under a fixed-price contract...

Millennium Space Systems Opens New 70,000 sq-ft Headquarters

Posted: March 21st, 2014

Millennium Space Systems executives, employees, business partners, and government officials today celebrated the opening of the company’s "Factory of the New Millennium," in El Segundo, California. The 70,000 square-foot facility will accommodate all of Millennium’s satellite engineering, manufacturing, and...

Millennium Space Systems Completes Successful High-Altitude Balloon Test

Posted: October 14th, 2013

Millennium Space Systems announced today the successful high-altitude balloon test of its new micro-satellite bus, developed under the company's DARPA SeeMe contract. During the 1.5-hour flight to nearly 30 kilometers altitude over California's Mojave Desert, Millennium engineers exercised key satellite subsystems...

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