Sierra Space, created from Sierra Nevada Corporation, and Space tango are joining forces to make manufacturing more accessible and available in space, opening up new market opportunities in low earth orbit (LEO). The new space economy will include partners from several sectors, including technology, materials and biomedical industries. This key work can help humanity and the medical field on Earth by opening up more possibilities for scientific and technical breakthroughs. The partnership paves the way for advances in the fields of biotech, optical fiber and organ re-cellularization.
Sierra Space is a new independent commercial venture that is transforming the way humans live and work in space, creating a new space station concept with its Dream Chaser space plane and LIFE Habitat, making space more accessible and affordable. Space Tango is an aerospace company dedicated to creating transformational solutions in manufacturing using the unique environment of space.
Sierra Space leverages Space Tango’s experience with microgravity and automated systems to create additional valuable market sectors that leverage the unique characteristics of LEO. By exploring microgravity solutions, Sierra Space and Space Tango aim to revolutionize the LEO ecosystem, in promising areas such as biotechnology, artificial retina fabrication, fiber optics, re-cellularization of organs and nanotubes of carbon.
The memorandum of understanding between the companies allows Sierra Space and Space Tango to explore the use of microgravity for bold new business opportunities in the technology, materials and biomedical sectors.
“The advanced manufacturing, biotechnology and work done by Space Tango is exactly what the Sierra Space Station was designed to do: to help humanity and the industries that benefit from microgravity.” noted Tom Vice, CEO of Sierra Space. “We see this partnership as a new step in bringing together different elements of the new economy and the space ecosystem in order to realize our vision of a new era for commercial space. “
The companies’ strategic collaboration enables Space Tango to make their portfolio of automated facilities available to Sierra Space customers, including NASA. Space Tango’s TangoLab and TangoBox facilities, an innovation of the standard glovebox system that prioritizes biotechnology and manufacturing, will be used to reduce the cost of access and use of space to improve performance. life of people on Earth.
“With a common mission to use microgravity as a research and manufacturing platform and leverage the respective strengths of our companies, Space Tango and Sierra Space are harnessing LEO for a new wave of business opportunities in the space economy in full growth. “ noted Twyman Clements, Co-Founder and CEO of Space Tango. “We look forward to working with Tom and the Sierra Space team as we grow our business together and make transformational advancements in scientific research. “