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Back to blog writing! MSA update - 1

Posted 11-06-2014 at 08:38 PM by IronRain

Hi everyone,

I'm back at blog writing. I have my new VSA up and running for a couple of months now but I miss the writing like I did with HASA. So here we go! Another VSA, different missions, same spirit.


The MSA was formally founded in May of this year. Its main business in the beginning was arranging launches for scientific and commercial missions. The first contract was signed with the OFSS-IV managers, to launch 4 dedicated TDRS satellites (only one more to go).
MSA is also responsible for developing a communications network around the moon for the lunar base that international partners are building. MSA will launch 3 JLEO satellites in LEO to test them out, and a 4th one will then launch to the moon to test its systems.

MSA's first big project is the Multinational Space Station, or MSS. The station will be located in a 300x300 km Orbit. The first mission will be Space Shuttle Endeavour, delivering the MPLM and the SSRMS. Dream Chaser is next on the launch schedule with the first expedition. They will see the arrival of Cygnus, bringing the first experiments to the station. The mission will a month in duration.

(note: the station has been launched before this article was published. Info here)

In the future, MSA will still arrange launches for its customers. MSA will also continue to maintain and improve its lunar communications network. Further plans are missions to Venus and Mars.

Thanks for reading!
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  1. Old Comment
    Samuel Edwards's Avatar
    Well I guess HASSESA has some competition now. Good to see you up and running again, pal.
    Posted 11-06-2014 at 08:46 PM by Samuel Edwards Samuel Edwards is offline
  2. Old Comment
    IronRain's Avatar
    You shouldn't see it as competition but as opportunities for new cooperations
    Posted 11-10-2014 at 11:02 AM by IronRain IronRain is offline
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    Samuel Edwards's Avatar
    MSSEU x3
    Posted 11-10-2014 at 06:48 PM by Samuel Edwards Samuel Edwards is offline

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