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Phantom Space Buys Micro Aerospace Solutions; Jim Cantrell Quoted

Phantom Space has acquired Micro Aerospace Solutions for an undisclosed sum as part of efforts to build up its mass manufacturing capabilities for satellites, propulsion systems, launch vehicles and other space transportation technologies.

Melbourne, Florida-based MAS has been developing microsatellites, propulsion systems, thruster design, computer communications systems, command and data handling and attitude control systems for spacecraft and rockets since 2000, Phantom Space said Tuesday.

MAS offers spacecraft and system testing and data collection support and has proprietary wideband communications hardware for broader connectivity in multiple spectrums. The company has experience in complying with NASA and ISO9000 standards and has played a role in the design, development and launch of International Space Station payloads.

“A significant revolution in low cost and low-hassle space access is underway and as a result we are seeing a vertical integration of the launch and satellite markets as a single product offering to many customers,” said Jim Cantrell, co-founder and CEO of Phantom Space.

“By acquiring Micro Aerospace Solutions and integrating their technology into our own, we are furthering Phantom’s mass manufacturing and distribution of space transportation technology, enabling us to push these discussions and explorations forward even more,” Cantrell added.

The transaction marks Phantom Space’s second acquisition this year. The Tucson, Arizona-based space transportation technology company bought StratSpace in May.

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