Space Logistics’ MEV-1 Launches

The industry’s first commercial satellite servicing mission has launched, with much less fanfare than I would have liked to see.

There were some short interviews, like this one with Stephen Clark of Spaceflight Now, and a video showing MEV-1’s flight profile, but that’s about it.

Regardless, MEV-1 is a mission I’ll be following closely, as its operation and any contract announcements that follow it will be good indicators of where the satellite servicing market is at today.