Raytheon Joins the Commercial Spaceflight Federation

Washington, D.C. – The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce that Raytheon Company has joined the Federation as an Associate Member, having received unanimous approval by the Board of Directors.

“We are pleased and excited to become one of the newest members of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation,” said Garnett R. Stowe, Vice President of National Intelligence Programs and Space for Raytheon. “Commercial spaceflight is a growth area for the space sector and Raytheon is proud to offer our support. We look forward to a long and productive relationship with the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and its member companies.”

Mark Sirangelo, Chairman of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and Sierra Nevada Corporation Space Systems Chairman, commented, “The member companies of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation are proud to welcome Raytheon as a new Associate Member. As we look ahead to the future of spaceflight, we are excited to begin working with Raytheon to further the Federation’s goals of promoting the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursuing ever higher levels of safety, and sharing best practices and expertise throughout the industry.”

Bretton Alexander, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, added, “These next few months and years will be especially critical for the growth of the commercial spaceflight industry. As a provider of proven space-qualified systems and components, Raytheon has been involved in every orbital human spaceflight vehicle developed by the United States since the Mercury capsule. We are excited that Raytheon will be bringing its expertise to the Federation and our members.”

About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s member companies, which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers, and service providers, are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. For more information please visit www.commercialspaceflight.org or contact Executive Director John Gedmark at john@commercialspaceflight.org or at 202.349.1121.

About Raytheon Company
Raytheon Company, with 2009 sales of $25 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 88 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence systems, as well as a broad range of mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 75,000 people worldwide. For more information please visit www.raytheon.com or contact Donald Blick, Senior Manager for Civil Space, at donald_blick@raytheon.com or at 703.284.4479.

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