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13 Down. 25 To Go.

NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover has collected 13 of the total 38 samples from Mars for return to Earth. Motiv Space Systems looks at how this sample collection process has been made possible in part…

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NASA’s SLS Launch

As NASA continues its plans to return humans to the Moon, the space agency recently went through the final preparations for the inaugural launch of their Space Launch System (SLS) rocket. The Artemis series of…

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A Space Station For All

NASA has announced that it will make the International Space Station (ISS) available for commercial use in the latter part of the 2020s, paving the way for future commercialization of Motiv Space Systems engineering. Learn…

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The New Space Economy

The space economy is headed for a boom, and Motiv Space Systems works with public and private industries to aid the advancement of CLPS and Artemis. Motiv’s Vice President of Business Development, Tom McCarthy, was…

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Join The Motiv Team!

As Motiv Space Systems extends the reach of space exploration for our partners like NASA and JPL, we need passionate employees that want to join us and contribute to this exciting journey.

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Tom McCarthy, Vice President, Business Development

Space Junk – A Birds Eye View

Space Junk – A Birds Eye View (Pasadena, California – August 6, 2021) As billionaires launch their own spaceships and modern-day space exploration grows, space junk is becoming a real issue. Tom McCarthy, Motiv Co-Founder…

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Perseverance Rover Arm Deployment

Perseverance’s First Flex

Perseverance’s First Flex (Pasadena, California – March 9, 2021) Which of us hasn’t taken a selfie while flexing?   144 million miles away, NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover just did the same thing.  Only, instead…

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Jezero Crater Rim on Mars

The View from Mars

The View from Mars (Pasadena, California – March 1, 2021) Three days into its mission, the Mars 2020 Perseverance rover captured a 360-degree panoramic view of its surroundings, in Jezero Crater – presumed to be…

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