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Startup Firm Enters Agreement With NASA to Use Stennis Test Stand


Relativity, a startup company working to develop launch vehicles, recently announced an agreement with NASA’s Stennis Space Center to take over one of its test stands.

The Commercial Space Launch Act agreement allows Relativity to use the stand exclusively for 20 years, including 15,000 square feet of office space with an option to expand. According to, Relativity will use the expanded testing area for qualification and acceptance testing for more than 30 Terran small launch vehicles. The vehicle is meant to take 1,250 kilograms into orbit.

The agreement, as well as an expansion of the company’s Los Angeles, will also bring major growth in job creation. Relative plans to more than double its workforce this year alone.

To learn more about the agreement and the project, read an in-depth profile on

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