Agile Space Industries Sparks Animas Test Stand to Address High Demand

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Founder Daudi Barnes started the company in 2019 to augment the work of his previous company, Advanced Mobile Propulsion Test. The Colorado-based startup already operates one test stand, called Sunshine, which AMPT stood up in 2010. “The market is just really, really expanding really fast right now,” Animas project manager Graham Dudley explained. So they’ve had four plus years of design and development that they have to reboot on, and that’s really, really expensive and hard for your schedule prediction. Its a competitive edge in the space propulsion market, which has become increasingly crowded as the cost to launch spacecraft to orbit has dropped.