Startup Momentus clears a U.S. regulatory hurdle, but is still discomfited by founder’s Russian passport

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — Momentus Space, a startup last-mile-delivery service for small satellites that plans to go public with an enterprise value of $1.2 billion, is still waiting for a U.S. license to launch its first mission, now planned for January.

The launch of Momentus’s Vigoride-1 transporter as a ride-share customer aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket had been scheduled for December but has slipped to January.

Momentus’s chances of getting a U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

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