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Rogue Space and Orbital Assembly plan to lease two Laura Orbot™ Spacecrafts for first space hotel

Rogue Space Systems Corporation announced today the signing of a Letter of Intent by Orbital Assembly Corporation (OAC), the world's first large scale space construction company, to lease two Laura Orbital Robot (Orbots™) spacecrafts for Orbital Assembly's P-STAR Mission to launch construction technologies for the first low gravity space hotel.

Rogue Space Laura Orbot™

As part of the agreement, Rogue Space and Orbital Assembly will collaboratively formulate a binding Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and develop opportunities with 3rd party organizations who may wish to purchase or sponsor the collection and use of the data generated from the P-STAR Mission. Separate from the MOU, Orbital Assembly and Rogue will also be signing a Collaboration Agreement to support the development and pursuit of data, sales, and other opportunities.

Rogue's Laura Orbots™ will provide observation and inspection services to Orbital Assembly, marking the first time a mission of this type has been conducted between two commercial organizations. Rogue's Laura Orbots will accompany the P-STAR system on its launch planned for 2023. Once the launch vehicle reaches the deployment location, the Orbots™ will take position to monitor the P-STAR deployment. After deployment, the Orbots™ will perch in various stand-off locations around P-STAR to record the complete demonstration.

Established in 2020, Rogue Space is building a fleet of Orbital Robots (Orbots™) equipped with highly sophisticated sensors, cameras, robotics, and artificial intelligence (AI) software to bring about their first generation of orbital servicing vehicles. Rogue Space recently announced partnerships with NanoAvionics and Dawn Aerospace for their Orbot™ spacecraft programs.

"Rogue's vision is to be the first interplanetary infrastructure services provider and we are extraordinarily pleased and honored to support Orbital Assembly's P-STAR Mission with our Orbots™. This mission is a game-changer in the orbital services industry and is the first of its kind," said Jeromy Grimmett, CEO of Rogue Space. "We are working very closely with Orbital Assembly, to ensure the P-STAR Demonstration is a complete success."

"Orbital Assembly Corporation is excited to explore collaborative partnerships that enhance the space industry ecosystem," Rhonda Stevenson, CEO of Orbital Assembly Corporation. "Rogue Space Systems offers an array of versatile systems that we are currently reviewing for our upcoming mission in the Fall of 2023."

In December of 2020, Rogue entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement ("CRADA") with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicles Directorate, Geospace Technologies Division. The CRADA focuses on research areas of combined sensing and propulsion capabilities, as well as enabling the examination of Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) components to determine their feasibility for future space applications on a proliferated architecture. Rogue is on schedule to deliver a demonstration mission for their Laura-1 spacecraft in the Summer of 2022 in cooperation with AFRL.

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