Press Release

NASA Signs Agreement with CSI

By SpaceRef Editor
June 19, 2007
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Laguna Woods, CA, June 18, 2007 — Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI) today announced that NASA has signed a Space Act agreement with CSI to facilitate the development of CSI’s low-risk LEO ExpressSM space cargo system. Under the agreement, NASA will provide information about the agency’s projected demand for cargo services to the International Space Station (ISS), as well as requirements regarding rendezvous and docking with the ISS.

“We are pleased to sign this agreement with NASA as part of our commitment to opening the space frontier to private citizens,” said Charles Miller, CSI’s Chief Executive Officer. “CSI is moving forward with our plans to provide orbital services to commercial customers and this Space Act Agreement allows us to work with NASA on various challenges.”

CSI has invested over six years and several million dollars in private investment developing a commercial space station cargo service that uses 100% proven off-the-shelf technology. CSI also won two NASA Alternate Access to Station program contracts, in 2002 and 2003, totaling $3.1 million. CSI’s patented LEO ExpressSM space cargo system completed a NASA system design review in July 2003. The LEO ExpressSM system can use over a dozen existing launch vehicles, plus most of the new launch vehicles being developed by private industry. The CSI system can even deliver space station cargo on very small and cheap launchers like the SpaceX Falcon 1 or AirLaunch QuickReach.

“Studies validate that CSI could deliver cargo to a space station in as short as 19 months, and possibly even quicker” stated Tom Moser, CSI’s Vice President for Government Programs and a former NASA space station program manager. Moser continued “The LEO ExpressSM system uses U.S. launch vehicles that already meet NASA’s most stringent 95% reliability standards, which is critical if you are delivering high value cargo. We allow launch vehicles to deliver 30-100% more cargo per flight compared to current direct ascent approaches.”

CSI was founded in 1998 as a commercial space services company. CSI’s LEO ExpressTM system uses an orbital space tug, and is modeled after Earth-based intermodal cargo systems that use standardized containers. CSI has offices in Laguna Woods, CA, and Alexandria, VA. For more information on CSI, visit

“LEO Express” is a trademark and service mark of Constellation Services International, Inc.

SpaceRef staff editor.