Traverse City Based Atlas Space Operations Announces New Partnernship

Traverse City based Atlas Space Operations is launching into new territory.

They just announced a new partnership with Alabama based space logistics company Aevum.

Aevum uses jet engines to launch rockets into space which then deploy satellites.

The Alabama startup was recently awarded a contract from the Department of Defense.

Atlas will provide Aevum with the communications needed to launch and bring their jets back home.

“Providing telecommunication for a rocket company is exciting. Several of us in the company have space launch experience in our backgrounds for decades, but none of us have ever done it with a drone before,” said Atlas Chief Strategy Officer Mike Carey.

The first launch is scheduled for early 2021.