Momentus has received a license from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) supporting the inaugural flight of the Vigoride orbital transfer vehicle on the upcoming SpaceX Transporter-5 mission targeted for launch in May 2022.

The license authorizes Momentus to use radio frequencies to communicate with Vigoride while the spacecraft is in Low Earth Orbit.

The company has already received approvals from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Momentus is currently working with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on its application for payload review – the final regulatory milestone the Company must meet before proceeding with its first flight.