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Commercial Spaceflight Federation members are comprised of leading businesses and organizations working to further all aspects of the private space industry and make commercial human spaceflight a reality.

The member organizations of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation have privileged access to:

Biannual meetings of industry principles, allowing executives to efficiently address pressing issues and make decisions at the highest level

Technical and policy committees of industry experts and CEOs

Proprietary Commercial Spaceflight Federation research, analysis, and industry insider reports on a variety of technical, regulatory, and policy issues

Private events, receptions, and closed-doors discussions with senior government officials

Commercial Spaceflight Federation contacts within Congress, FAA, NASA, DoD, the State Department, and other federal agencies.

Currently, more than 70 businesses and organizations are members of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.

Executive Members include commercial spaceflight developers, operators and spaceports. Associate Members include suppliers supporting commercial spaceflight, with recent members including suppliers of mission support services and suppliers of training, medical and life-support products and services. The CSF member organizations are listed below, and click here to learn more about each member.

Executive Members

Bigelow Aerospace

Bigelow Aerospace

URL: http://bigelowaerospace.com/

Since 1999, Bigelow Aerospace has been dedicated to providing affordable options for spaceflight to national space agencies and corporate clients. In 2006 and 2007, Bigelow launched the orbiting prototypes Genesis I and Genesis II. Using patented expandable habitats, they plan to greatly exceed the usable space of the International Space Station at a fraction of the cost. They seek to assist human exploration and the discovery of beneficial resources, whether in Low Earth Orbit (LEO), on the moon, in deep space or on Mars.

Blue Origin

Blue Origin

URL: https://www.blueorigin.com/

Blue Origin is developing technologies to enable private human access to space at dramatically lower cost and increased reliability. Blue Origin adopted an incremental approach, with each step building on the prior development. The team is currently focused on developing rocket-powered Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicles for access to suborbital and orbital space.

Jacksonville – Cecil Field Spaceport

Jacksonville – Cecil Field Spaceport

URL: http://www.flyjacksonville.com/Home.aspx?sMP=Cecil

Cecil Field Spaceport (airport code VQQ) is located approximately 15 miles west of downtown Jacksonville, Florida, and is one of five airports run by the Jacksonville Aviation Authority. As a decommissioned naval airbase, Cecil Field has four runways, including one of the longest runways in Florida at 12,503 ft. Using this infrastructure, Cecil Field is preparing to become a base for suborbital commercial human spaceflight in Florida.

Masten Space Systems

Masten Space Systems

URL: http://masten.aero/

Founded in 2004, Masten Space Systems is a rocket technology and flight services company headquartered at California’s Mojave Air & Space Port. To date, Masten has completed nearly 500 flights across 5 reusable, vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL), rocket-powered vehicles. The company is an industry leader in entry, descent, and landing (EDL) and precision landing technologies. Masten is currently making remarkable progress in three high-profile programs: Phase 1-B for DARPA’s Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) Program, a partnership with NASA’s Lunar CATALYST Program, and work as a frequent and reliable flight provider for NASA STMD’s Flight Opportunities Program.

Mojave Air & Space Port

Mojave Air & Space Port

URL: http://www.mojaveairport.com/

Located in Kern County, California, the Mojave Air and Space Port is recognized as the world’s premier civilian aerospace test center and is currently home to over 40 companies engaged in flight development to light industrial to highly advanced aerospace design, flight test and research, and even heavy rail industrial manufacturing. In 2004, The Mojave Air and Space Port hosted the Ansari X PRIZE winning suborbital space flights of SpaceShipOne. Mojave Air and Space Port is home to the National Test Pilot School (accredited in 2006), where more test pilots are educated than any other site in the world.

Midland International Air & Space Port

Midland International Air & Space Port

URL: http://www.flymaf.com/35/Spaceport

Midland International Air & Space Port is the first US commercial spaceport to be co-located with a major commercial airport. This provides access to modern terminal facilities and allows for easy access to direct flights as well as a growing metropolitan area with many amenities. The Midland Development Corporation can provide active business support and economic incentives for diversified companies that establish and retain jobs in the area. Texas’ regulatory environment makes the available sites at the Midland Spaceport Business Park a prime setting for office space, R&D and manufacturing. These collective benefits are attracting a growing cluster of innovative aerospace companies and a strong labor market of engineers and technical workers with transferable skills.

Moon Express

Moon Express

URL: http://www.moonexpress.com/

Selected by Forbes as one of the ’15 Names You Should Know’ in 2011, Moon Express is a privately funded lunar transportation and data services company based at the NASA Research Park in Silicon Valley. The company will send a series of robotic spacecraft to the Moon for ongoing commercial exploration and development focused on benefits to Earth. Moon Express has signed a partnership agreement with NASA for the development of its lunar lander systems and has been selected by NASA for a commercial lunar data services contract worth up to $10 million. Moon Express is a leading contender in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition, which challenges privately funded teams to place a robot on the Moon’s surface that transmits high definition video, images, and data back to Earth from the landing site and from 500 meters away.

Orbital Outfitters

Orbital Outfitters

URL: http://orbitaloutfitters.com/

Orbital Outfitters is a NewSpace company that provides a range of services to vehicle developers and other companies in the aerospace sector. Their two primary lines of business are the development of space and pressure suits and the fabrication of full scale vehicle mockups for either engineering or public relations purposes. Their work with NASA during their spacesuit trials and mock-up creation of the XCOR Lynx have allowed their team to thrive and exercise their passion for space exploration.

Planetary Resources

Planetary Resources

URL: http://www.planetaryresources.com/#home-intro

Planetary Resources’ goal is to expand Earth’s natural resource base by developing and deploying technologies for asteroid mining. Planetary Resources is planning on bringing the natural resources of space within humanity’s economic sphere of influence.

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sierra Nevada Corporation

URL: http://www.sncorp.com/

Founded in 1963, Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a world-class prime systems integrator and electronic systems provider known for its rapid, innovative, and agile technology solutions. Fast-growing and widely diversified, SNC is a high-tech electronics, engineering, and manufacturing corporation that continues to expand its impressive portfolio of capabilities, programs, products and services. Headquartered in Sparks, Nevada, SNC is the Top Woman Owned Federal Contractor in the United States. SNC continues to acquire new capabilities as it expands its tradition of excellence into new growth areas of Telemedicine, Cyber, Net-Centric Operations, Microsatellites, Space Flight and Commercial Aviation.

Southwest Research Institute

Southwest Research Institute

URL: http://www.swri.org/

Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), which has committed funding to fly researcher-astronauts and their payloads aboard commercial suborbital spacecraft, is an independent, nonprofit applied research and development organization. The staff of more than 3,200 specializes in the creation and transfer of technology in engineering and the physical sciences. The Institute occupies more than 1,200 acres at their headquarters in San Antonio, Texas with laboratories, test facilities, workshops and offices.

Space Florida

Space Florida

URL: http://www.spaceflorida.gov/

Space Florida is an Independent Special District of the State of Florida for the purposes of fostering the growth and development of a sustainable and world-leading space industry in Florida. As the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, Space Florida fosters bold economic development activities to expand and diversify domestic and international opportunities that support talent development, enhance infrastructure, and support governments and organizations in improving the state’s competitive business climate.

Spaceport America

Spaceport America

URL: http://spaceportamerica.com/

Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. The launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the US Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has been providing commercial vertical launch services since 2006. Spaceport America has a 12,000 foot runway, several vertical launch areas, 24/7 security and on-site fire and EMT services. Spaceport America continues to work closely with its tenants, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX, and its other flight customers in support of the commercial space industry. In addition to space launches, they also host special events, photo-shoots, filming and air-related activities. With over 340 sunny days, the spaceport is an ideal place to support all of these endeavors.

Spaceport Camden

Spaceport Camden

URL: http://spaceportcamden.us/

Spaceport Camden’s mission is to create a premier spaceport strategically positioned to provide economic diversity with a competitive advantage for the space sector. The Camden County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with the community, will be collaborating with the Camden County Joint Development Authority, the Georgia Department of Economic Development, the Georgia Department of Transportation, and other state and federal agencies, and commercial space companies, in pursuing the development of a world-class spaceport in Camden County, Georgia.

SpaceX

SpaceX

URL: http://www.spacex.com/

SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. The company was founded in 2002 to revolutionize space technology, with the ultimate goal of enabling people to live on other planets. SpaceX has gained worldwide attention for a series of milestones. The company made great progress in May 2012 when its Dragon spacecraft attached to the International Space Station, exchanged cargo payloads, and returned safely to Earth – a technically challenging feat previously accomplished only by governments. Since then Dragon has delivered cargo to and from the space station multiple times, providing regular cargo resupply missions for NASA.

Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic

URL: http://www.virgingalactic.com/

Virgin Galactic is the world’s first commercial spaceline. Virgin Galactic will own and operate its privately built spaceships modeled on the remarkable SpaceShipOne. Virgin’s vast experience in aviation, adventure, luxury travel and cutting-edge design combined with the unique technology developed by Burt Rutan will ensure an unforgettable experience unlike any other available to mankind. With safety at the forefront, Virgin Galactic’s unique spacecraft is being developed in Mojave, California alongside a concerted research and development program.

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority

URL: http://www.vaspace.org/

Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority (VCSFA), also known as “Virginia Space,” is an independent authority of the State of Virginia with a charter to support space-related business, economic development, and STEM education within the Commonwealth. The group owns and operates Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS), which is located at NASA Wallops Flight Facility on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. Virginia Space aims to provide safe, reliable, and responsive space access at competitive prices, and is proud to offer full-service launch facilities for commercial, government, scientific and academic users both foreign and domestic.

World View Enterprises

World View Enterprises

URL: http://worldviewexperience.com/

World View Enterprises, Inc. is pioneering a new frontier at the edge of space, with a vision to take voyagers (whether they are private individuals or those traveling for research, educational or other scientific pursuits) on the journey of a lifetime. With their proprietary high-altitude balloons, World View offers an accessible, affordable way to access near space. World View is now offering unmanned platforms and currently developing a manned capsule to access the space frontier.

XCOR Aerospace

XCOR Aerospace

URL: http://www.xcor.com/

XCOR Aerospace is focused on the research, development, and production of safe, reliable, reusable launch vehicles (RLVs), rocket engines and rocket propulsion systems. The company’s Lynx spacecraft will operate as an FAA AST-licensed suborbital reusable launch vehicle. XCOR provides opportunities to customize your flight with support from dedicated Payload Integrators. Lynx is easy to design around, with benign environmental conditions, multiple flights per day, opportunities for human-tended payloads, and mission specialist flights. Lynx has applications in planetary science, earth observation, microgravity, atmospheric science, medical/biotech, and many other fields.

Associate Members

AGI

AGI

URL: https://www.agi.com/

Analytical Graphics, Inc. of Exton, Pennsylvania provides commercial software for designing, developing and operating missions within the space and national defense communities. AGI software models the terrestrial environment, the surrounding space and time using the best algorithms available for unprecedented spatial and temporal precision. Its world-class experts meld industry-proven techniques with AGI patented algorithms to provide highly accurate and consistent results across our broad range of application areas and operational implementations.

Alaska Aerospace Corporation

Alaska Aerospace Corporation

URL: http://www.akaerospace.com/

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) is an independent corporation established by the State of Alaska to develop space-related economic growth in Alaska. AAC operates the Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA), a modern, state-of-the-art rocket launch facility designed to launch payloads into polar, sun-synchronous, and highly elliptical orbits. The complex provides integration, checkout, and launch facilities to Government and commercial customers desiring to launch suitably sized vehicles.

Arizona State University

Arizona State University

URL: http://www.asu.edu/

Arizona State University (ASU) has a long and proud history of research in space. Through initiatives such as the School of Earth and Space Exploration and the Biodesign Institute, ASU conducts a wide variety of astrophysics, biological and biomedical, planetary science studies, and instrument design projects in conjunction with NASA and a broadening spectrum of commercial partners.

Barrios Technology

Barrios Technology

URL: http://www.barrios.com/pages/home.asp

Barrios Technology is a woman-owned and operated small business headquartered in Houston, Texas. For more than three decades, Barrios has provided a full spectrum of engineering, operations and related technology services in support of the aerospace community. Their strengths in the engineering, program planning and control, and software engineering disciplines are expanding into the Houston oil and gas market. The success of the company is based on Barrios’ mission to be the foremost small aerospace engineering services company, providing extraordinary value to customers, employees, and communities. Barrios embraces employee and customer diversity. They dedicate efforts to maintaining integrity and excellence in partnerships within the aerospace and petrochemical industries.

BRPH

BRPH

URL: http://brph.com/

BRPH is an international architecture and engineering design and construction services firm with a staff of more than 230 professionals in multiple offices. BRPH is a recognized leader in planning, design, engineering, and construction in a wide range of project types including municipal and federal government, commercial/industrial, education, aviation, and aerospace. BRPH’s aerospace team has provided design services on every major launch pad in the United States.

URL: http://www.calspan.com/

For more than 70 years, Calspan has been supporting initiatives that drive domestic and global innovation. They are a world-class independent engineering services and testing company that provides its customers with knowledgeable staff, unrivaled processes, unsurpassed quality, proven facilities and reliable equipment. Its high ethical standards and values-driven culture are two reasons why Calspan is consistently requested to support industry-leading innovators across the globe. The company provided

CASIS

CASIS

URL: http://www.iss-casis.org/

In 2011, NASA chose the Center for the Advancement of Science in Space (CASIS) to be the sole manager of the International Space Station US National Laboratory. The mission of CASIS is to maximize use of this unparalleled platform for innovation, which can benefit all humankind and inspire a new generation to look to the stars. NASA awarded the organization with the responsibility of inciting the imagination of entrepreneurs and scientists alike, accelerating and facilitating space-based research as well as creating public awareness of National Lab research and making space science more accessible to the world. By carefully selecting research and funding projects, by connecting investors looking for opportunity to scientists with great ideas, and by making access to the station faster and easier, CASIS will drive scientific inquiry toward developing groundbreaking new technologies and products that will tangibly affect our lives.

Colorado Space Coalition

Colorado Space Coalition

URL: http://www.spacecolorado.org/

The Colorado Space Coalition (CSC) is a group of industry stakeholders working to make Colorado a center of excellence for aerospace. CSC members – including space companies, military leaders, academic organizations, research centers, and economic development groups – promote Colorado’s significant space assets as well as advancing legislation vital to industry growth and success.

David Clark Company

David Clark Company

URL: http://www.davidclarkcompany.com/

David Clark Company has pioneered air and space crew protective equipment design, development and manufacture since 1941, with products ranging from anti-G suits to space suits. The company’s tradition of providing crew protective equipment for leading edge, manned aerospace programs continues into the future as their designers apply their expertise to present and foreseeable needs, particularly in the areas of acceleration and high-altitude protection. They remain dedicated to expanding performance of aerospace crew protective equipment, thereby enabling continued expansion of the manned-flight envelope.

DigitalGlobe

DigitalGlobe

URL: https://www.digitalglobe.com/

Operating an agile and sophisticated commercial satellite constellation, they put the world’s images into everyone’s hands, giving them confidence to make decisions that matter.

Their imagery, along with comprehensive data and actionable analytics, make them a trusted partner across dozens of industries—from defense to mining, from mapping to public safety.

Customers worldwide rely on their top-tier technology, global coverage, and 16-year time-lapse image library to provide mission-critical information available about our changing planet.

EnerSys

EnerSys

URL: https://www.enersys.com

EnerSys is the world’s largest manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of industrial batteries and related products. The EnerSys Advanced Systems division, which includes ABSL Space Products and Quallion, provides energy storage solutions to the aerospace industry. ABSL and Quallion design, manufacture, and test batteries that utilize both small and large format li-ion cells. Cells are manufactured in house or sourced via commercial providers for satellites, launch vehicles, and manned space applications. The business has provided batteries for applications such as the EMU Astronaut backpack battery, NASA science missions such as James Webb, and other military/classified applications.

ETC – NASTAR Center

ETC – NASTAR Center

URL: http://www.nastarcenter.com/

The National AeroSpace Training And Research (NASTAR) Center (est. 2007) is a commercial air and space training, research, and educational facility. It combines state-of-the-art flight simulation with physiology-based courseware to optimize human performance in extreme environments. The NASTAR Center is unique in that it serves as the only non-government facility for the application of acceleration and G force exposure in the world and specializes in replicating high-performance flight environments and characteristics of aerial vehicles. This exclusive capability is ideal for safely modeling nominal and off-nominal trajectories and evaluating human performance for military, commercial aviation, and spaceflight clients. The NASTAR Center actively collaborates with numerous agencies including NASA, FAA, and JAA, to promote safety in flight.

Firefly Space Systems

Firefly Space Systems

URL: http://www.fireflyspace.com/

Firefly Space Systems is a rapidly growing Newspace company that is helping to change the face of the global launch market. Founded in 2014, Firefly’s team of over 140 engineers will help revolutionize the launch market by providing a dedicated and low cost launch option for small satellite payloads, a package which does not exist on the market today despite the rapid growth of the small satellite segment. To date Firefly has won its first launch contract from NASA, has begun to build and test hardware, and is on track for its first orbital flight in Q1 of 2018. Firefly is headquartered in Cedar Park, Texas, a 30-45 minute drive from downtown Austin, Texas.

Golden Spike Company

Golden Spike Company

URL: http://goldenspikecompany.com/

Golden Spike plans to provide complete, turn-key commercial human lunar expeditions to countries, corporations, and individuals. The company is conducting lunar architecture and systems design studies with leading aerospace partners, and will be taking flight reservations and entering into vehicle development and flight contracts in the near future.

Griffin Communications

Griffin Communications

URL: http://www.griffincommgroup.com/

Griffin Communications Group is relentlessly driven to create powerful, comprehensive communications programs for their clients that positively shape perceptions. Since 1997, their talented staff of professionals has delivered full-service brand management, media strategies and crisis communications programs that offer best value, maximum efficiency, and most importantly, positive results. Over the years, Griffin has refined their focus to serve the aerospace, energy and manufacturing industries. As true stakeholders in the industries they serve, they strive to lend their unique capabilities to those businesses that are pushing the envelope and making a difference.

Heinlein Prize Trust

Heinlein Prize Trust

URL: http://www.heinleinprize.com/

The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein, a renowned American author. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia’s dream of humanity’s future in space. A snapshot of the Trust’s activities includes: awarding the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities, the Microgravity Research Competition, the Heinlein Commercial Space Activity Prize, the “Flight Into the Future” international contests in Europe and Asia, the Have Space Suit – Will Travel educational program, and the online Heinlein archives.

Houston Airport System

Houston Airport System

URL: http://fly2houston.com/Spaceport

Houston Airport System provides a safe and dynamic air services network that fosters economic vitality for the transportation industry and the greater Houston region. They have a mission of helping to ensure that its employment, services, and facilities are accessible to the public, customers, and travelers. The Houston Airport System has been granted a Launch Site License from the FAA for Ellington Airport (EFD) in Houston, TX.

InterFlight Global

InterFlight Global

URL: http://www.interflightglobal.com/

InterFlight Global is engaged in air and space transportation consultancy, advisory, brokerage and financial services. Since 2004, the company has been actively pursuing these activities in the commercial space transportation industry. Their core areas of expertise are economic, business, financial and operational development for its clients, which include private, public, government and NGO entities.

ISPCS

ISPCS

URL: http://www.ispcs.com/

International Symposium for Personal and Commercial Spaceflight (ISPCS) is a nonprofit, independently run event whose speakers capture the growth and diversification of the global commercial space industry in the form of short powerful talks that began in 2005. Today, the impact of the commercial space industry exceeds all expectations. Its contractors, suppliers, government partners and entrepreneurs demonstrate broad, tangible added value to investors and taxpayers that creates demand for new space tech products and services that grow new markets.

Jacobs Technology

Jacobs Technology

URL: http://www.jacobs.com/workwithus/ourindustries/aerospace.aspx#Overview

Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology division of Jacobs Engineering, one of the nation’s largest engineering and technical services-only companies. They provide their clients with a full range of advanced technology services – refined over nearly 65 years of experience supporting both government and commercial clients – and are known for their commitment to excellence and outstanding achievements in quality, performance, and safety. With a focus on long-term, ongoing client relationships, many of their clients retain Jacobs’ services across multiple contracts, resulting in successful partnerships over many years.

Kimley-Horn

Kimley-Horn

URL: http://www.kimley-horn.com/

As one of the country’s premier design consulting firms, Kimley-Horn applies creativity and rigor to deliver outstanding results. Whether your business is national or local, and whether your projects involve public infrastructure or private development, they seek to save you money and reduce your risk. Their engineers, planners, and environmental scientists work within your vision and your organization, bringing a sense of urgency, an above and beyond mindset, and creative yet practical solutions to help you achieve your goals.

Made In Space

Made In Space

URL: http://www.madeinspace.us/

Founded in 2010 with the goal of enabling humanity’s future in space, Made In Space, Inc. has developed additive manufacturing technology for use in the space environment. By manufacturing space assets in space, as opposed to launching them from Earth, the company plans to accelerate and broaden space development while also providing unprecedented access for people on Earth to use in-space capabilities. Made In Space’s team consists of successful entrepreneurs, experienced space experts and key 3D printing developers. With over 30,000 hours of 3D printing technology testing, and 400+ parabolas of microgravity test flights, Made In Space’s experience and expertise with regard to 3D printing in zero-gravity is unmatched, and has led to the first 3D printers designed for use on the International Space Station.

MLA Space

MLA Space

MLA Space, LLC, provides professional consulting services to domestic and international clients in traditional and commercial human and robotic spaceflight industry sectors.

NanoRacks

NanoRacks

URL: http://nanoracks.com/

The routine utilization of the unique environment of outer space has come of age. At long last the International Space Station is open for business, serving private companies who are committed to operating low-earth orbit platforms and multiplying cargo access to the ISS..

NanoRacks is committed to helping stimulate the market demand across all orbiting platforms by creating a commercial climate conducive to allowing new users, from students to researchers, from government space agencies to individuals, to conduct research, design experiments, tinker, make mistakes, and maybe realize wonderful breakthroughs in low-earth orbit and beyond.

Our philosophy is to bring together three concepts as our driving force: low-cost, standardization of hardware, and understanding the customer.

ORBITEC

ORBITEC

URL: http://www.orbitec.com/

ORBITEC is a leading subsystems integrator and high technology development company based in Madison, Wisconsin. ORBITEC offers commercially mature solutions and strong capabilities in six distinct areas: Propulsion Systems; Human Systems; Automated Science Operations and Systems; BioProducts and BioProduction Systems; Space Resource Utilization; and Fire Suppression Systems.

Penn State Applied Research Laboratory

Penn State Applied Research Laboratory

URL: https://www.arl.psu.edu/about.php

Space Systems Initiative (SSI) is a new organization within Penn State that serves the space industry, through research and education. As a University in naval science, systems engineering and technologies, with preeminence in undersea missions and related areas, the Applied Research Laboratory provides solutions to problems in national security, economic competitiveness, and quality of life. Its activities include Lunar mission development and execution, through the Lunar Lions team, propulsion system fabrication and testing, cross-disciplinary space industry workforce development, and system development for space diving and EVAs.

Planet

Planet

URL: https://www.planet.com/

Planet creates commercial and humanitarian value with the market’s most capable global imaging network. Fresh data from any place on Earth is foundational to solving commercial, environmental, and humanitarian challenges. Their global sensing and analytics platform unlocks the ability to understand and respond to change on a local and global scale.

Qwaltec

Qwaltec

URL: http://qwaltec.com/

Qwaltec consists of a highly motivated staff of systems engineers, technical training consultants, program managers, and technical experts. Their experience with satellite and network operations has given them the insight and adaptability necessary to respond to highly dynamic programs. Their dedication to program success goes beyond a contractual agreement. Qwaltec know that organizations that are trained, operated, and managed well reduce the long-term costs of projects.

RS&H

RS&H

URL: http://www.rsandh.com/

Since the 1960s, RS&H’s designs for manned and unmanned orbital and suborbital launch facilities, processing buildings, and ground support equipment have been instrumental in the advancement of space exploration and technology. With unmatched experience in supporting all classes of launch vehicles, they offer solutions that are innovative, reliable, and that stand the test of time. Their teams specialize in design, analysis, planning, construction administration, testing, and activation support for the aerospace industry worldwide. This experience includes extensive designs supporting liquid and solid propellant vehicles, from small missiles to the largest rockets including Saturn V and Space Shuttle, as well as both vertical and horizontal launch programs.

S.O. Witt & Associates

S.O. Witt & Associates

Leading the charge by specializing in private equity funding of advanced aerospace initiatives and clean renewable energy initiatives.

With clients across the United States, S.O. Witt & Associates seeks to bring together various suppliers and OEM’s to generate greater value to the total new space and renewable markets.

Registered Federal Lobbyist.

Space Adventures

Space Adventures

URL: http://www.spaceadventures.com/

Founded in 1998, Space Adventures, Ltd. is a private spaceflight company providing opportunities for private spaceflight and space tourism. Using proven equipment and working side-by-side with professional astronauts and cosmonauts, they are the first company to have sent self-funded individuals to space. Their clients have cumulatively spent close to three months in space and traveled over 36 million miles. Space Adventures’ mission is to open spaceflight and the space frontier to private citizens.

Space Coast Spaceflight Alliance

Space Coast Spaceflight Alliance

The Space Coast Spaceflight Alliance is a non-profit alliance comprised of the Space Coast Regional Airport (a Florida Spaceport Territory), the City of Titusville, and the Space Coast Economic Development Commission. Its mission is the advancement of spaceflight in the Greater Titusville area on Florida’s Space Coast. Its primary activities are to: advance commercial spaceflight on Florida’s Space Coast; educate, inform and engage the community with respect to the commercial spaceflight industries’ needs, trends and opportunities; support the FAA spaceport application for the Space Coast Regional Airport; promote opportunities to attract and retain commercial spaceflight providers to the area; promote the Space Coast Regional Airport, designated by the Florida legislature as a Florida Spaceport Territory, as a regional and international commercial spaceport; provide and coordinate incentive funds and workforce needs for new, relocating and existing aerospace, aviation and manufacturing companies; and provide marketing, recruitment and site selection activities and legislative and policy advocacy.

Spaceflight Industries

Spaceflight Industries

URL: http://www.spaceflight.com/

Spaceflight Industries is a next-generation space products and services company that is transforming how satellites are built, launched and operated. Through its wholly owned subsidiaries Spaceflight Systems and Spaceflight Services, Spaceflight is streamlining the process and reducing the cost to access and operate in space. Jason Andrews co-founded Andrews Space in 1999 with the mission to be a catalyst in the commercialization, exploration and development of space. Today the company produces affordable, high-performance commercial satellite components and spacecraft. Andrews then founded Spaceflight Services, the “space logistics company,” in 2010 to provide cost-effective, commercial rideshare launch services that open up access to space for more organizations and applications. In 2014, Spaceflight announced Spaceflight Networks, a service dedicated to cost-effective spacecraft communications and operations for small-satellite customers. Under Andrews’ direction, all of these companies were combined and rebranded under the Spaceflight name in 2015 to form Spaceflight Industries.

Spaceport Sweden

Spaceport Sweden

URL: http://www.spaceportsweden.com/

Spaceport Sweden is a pioneering initiative to establish commercial human spaceflight in Kiruna and become Europe’s gateway to space. Located in Kiruna, Swedish Lapland, Europe’s premier space city since 1957, Spaceport Sweden offers unique world-class space adventures and learning experiences under the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun, and also supplies launch infrastructure, R&D facilities and high-tech expertise to commercial space operators.

URL: http://www.tiptech.com/

TIP Technologies was a pioneer and continues to be the recognized leader in quality assurance software. Since 1989 the company has been developing and marketing TIPQA™, an integrated suite of enterprise quality assurance applications. TIP Technologies focuses on serving the needs of companies in regulated discrete manufacturing industries. TIPQA™ is a flexible, yet complete solution for manufacturers who view quality as a competitive advantage. Use of the TIPQA™ solution has resulted in proven, documented success by countless companies that demand delivery of highly regulated, quality products. The TIPQA™ solution allows customers to quickly adapt to changing markets and quality requirements with ease. TIP Technologies utilizes a proven implementation methodology to help ensure timely success at a fair price. The company is committed to the development and support of feature-rich and easy-to-use quality assurance software and the effective delivery of implementation and support services.

Vector Space Systems

Vector Space Systems

URL: www.vectorspacesystems.com

Vector Space Systems is a micro satellite space platform enterprise comprised of new-space industry veterans from SpaceX, Virgin Galactic, McDonnell Douglas and Sea Launch. Founded in 2016, Vector’s micro satellite launch vehicles enable space app developers to bypass the current rideshare payload launches and launch their satellite anytime and anywhere they want.  As a result, entrepreneurs and startups are provided with affordable and reliable launch-enabling platforms and vehicles for access to space.

Research and Education Affiliates

Increasing access to competitive research and technology development platforms, from the edge of space to low-Earth orbit and beyond, provides students a critical tool for their workforce development and training to become the United States next generation of space scientists and engineers. In addition, it provides university researchers with access to the cutting-edge platforms and quick turnaround times necessary to be the leader in their field of study.

To better keep the Nation’s students and researchers plugged into the latest advancements and opportunities going on in our industry, CSF has opened up its membership to Universities, educational and student nonprofits, and other research and educational institutions as Research and Education Affiliates.

Membership benefits include:

  • Regular updates on industry developments in the CSF quarterly newsletter
  • Access to the REM Members Only section of the CSF website
  •  Regular updates on educational/university specific suborbital opportunities
  •  Possibility for Collaboration with Executive and Associate Member Companies for research and projects
  •  Access to CSF staff’s significant expertise
  •  Your institution’s logo included on the REM website
  •  Access to REM member preferred internships
  • Invitation to join CSF Ambassadors Webinars and Meetings
Astronauts4Hire

Astronauts4Hire

URL: http://www.astronauts4hire.org/

Astronauts for Hire is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit formed in April 2010 to recruit and train qualified scientists and engineers for the rigors of spaceflight. Commonly referred to as “Astronauts4Hire” or just “A4H,” the organization conducts a range of activities related to commercial astronaut workforce development. A4H’s principal service is to train its members as professional astronaut candidates who can assist researchers, payload developers, and spaceflight providers with mission planning and operations support.

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University

Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Stanford University

URL: http://aa.stanford.edu/

The Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics at Stanford prepares students for professional positions in industry, government and academia through a comprehensive program of graduate teaching and research. In this broad program, students have the opportunity to learn and integrate multiple engineering disciplines. The program emphasizes structural, aerodynamic, propulsion and guidance and control problems of aircraft and spacecraft.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

URL: http://www.erau.edu/

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world’s largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies.

Florida Institute of Technology

Florida Institute of Technology

URL: http://www.fit.edu/

Florida Institute of Technology’s mission is to provide high-quality education to a culturally diverse student body in order to prepare students for entering the global workforce, seeking higher-education opportunities, and serving within their communities. The university also seeks to expand knowledge through basic and applied research and to serve the diverse economic, cultural and societal needs of our local, state, national and international constituencies.

Florida State University

Florida State University

URL: https://www.fsu.edu/

Florida State University preserves, expands, and disseminates knowledge in the sciences, technology, arts, humanities, and professions, while embracing a philosophy of learning strongly rooted in the traditions of the liberal arts. The university is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, creative endeavors, and service. The university strives to instill the strength, skill, and character essential for lifelong learning, personal responsibility, and sustained achievement within a community that fosters free inquiry and embraces diversity.

Metropolitan State University of Denver

Metropolitan State University of Denver

URL: http://www.msudenver.edu/

Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU Denver) features the nationally recognized Aviation and Aerospace Science Department, which specializes in aeronautical science and commercial space systems management. The aviation program features one of the world’s most advanced flight training simulations lab. The aerospace program offers certification in space commercialization and BS degrees in aerospace operations, aerospace physics, and aerospace engineering technology. MSU Denver is a leader in educating Coloradans in fields of study particularly relevant to the national economy and demands of today’s employers.

The Museum of Flight

The Museum of Flight

URL: https://www.museumofflight.org/

The Museum of Flight exists to acquire, preserve, and exhibit historically significant air and space artifacts, which provide a foundation for scholarly research, and lifelong learning programs that inspire an interest in and understanding of science, technology, and the humanities. Located in Seattle, WA, the Museum of Flight began with the objective of showcasing Northwestern aviation artifacts and documents, but has now grown to include all forms of aerospace artifacts of national and international importance.

National Institute for Aviation Research

National Institute for Aviation Research

URL: http://www.niar.wichita.edu/

Since its inception in 1985, National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) at Wichita State University has made a name for itself as the most capable university-based aviation research center in the United States, providing research, design, testing, certification and training to the aviation manufacturing industry, government agencies, educational entities and other clients that can benefit from our services.

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology

URL: http://www.nmt.edu/

New Mexico Tech serves the state and beyond through education, research, and service, focused in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Involved faculty educate a diverse student body in rigorous and collaborative programs, preparing scientists and engineers for the future. Our innovative and interdisciplinary research expands the reach of humanity’s knowledge and capabilities. Researchers, faculty, and students work together to solve real world problems. Our economic development and technology transfer benefit the economy of the state and create opportunities for success. We serve the public through applied research, professional development, and teacher education, benefitting the people of New Mexico.

New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University

URL: https://www.nmsu.edu/

New Mexico State University (NMSU) has a long history of research in space and aerospace, beginning with NMSU student teams film projects on the first V-2 flights at White Sands Proving Ground in 1946. In 2011, NMSU had more than $17 million in funding from more than 25 sponsors to support space and aerospace related research. NMSU manages the Apache Point Observatory, which is the home of the Astrophysical Research Consortium 3.5-meter telescope and 0.5 meter small aperture telescope, the Sloan Digital Sky Survey 2.5 meter telescope, and the NMSU 1.0 meter telescope. NMSU also houses the Planetary Data Systems (PDS) node for planetary atmospheres data, a NASA-funded archive of planetary data used by researchers worldwide.

Purdue University

Purdue University

URL: http://www.purdue.edu/

The mission of Purdue University is to serve the citizens of Indiana, the United States, and the world through discovery that expands the realm of knowledge, learning through dissemination and preservation of knowledge, and engagement through exchange of knowledge. The University promotes and champions learning by providing a variety of instructional settings where students and faculty can share and create new knowledge. It distributes knowledge to an audience of peers and citizens through a great diversity of academic literature and professional activities.

Rice Space Institute

Rice Space Institute

URL: http://rsi.rice.edu/

The Rice Space Institute provides a unique collaborative environment in which to meet the educational, research and technological challenges faced by the exploration and study of space. Rice University has a proud and distinguished heritage of collaboration with NASA and the nation’s space program, recently celebrating 50 years of science and engineering partnership with the Johnson Space Center. As they embark on the first steps of the next 50 years, the Rice Space Institute is working to strengthen their ties with JSC and the broader Houston space community, to foster deeper research collaborations within this community, and facilitate multidisciplinary research to address the most pressing scientific and technological problems facing the exploration of space.

Silicon Valley Space Center

Silicon Valley Space Center

URL: http://www.svsc.org/

Silicon Valley Space Center (SVSC) provides business acceleration, strategic direction and angel level funding for startup companies within the growing NewSpace industry in Silicon Valley. SVSC assists start-up and early-stage companies with the commercialization of their innovative products or services. SVSC regularly host events and workshops to bring together the vast array of entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers, and investors who share a passion for shaping the future of space exploration.

Space Medicine Association

Space Medicine Association

The Space Medicine Association (SMA) is a constituent organization within the Aerospace Medicine Association (AsMA). The association was founded for the express purpose of advancing the science and art of space medicine and the biological sciences, with special emphasis on the problems facing humans in the space environment. The SMA’s members are comprised of physicians, scientists, engineers and other professionals who work in aerospace industries in the US and many countries around the world.

University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

URL: http://www.ucf.edu/

The University of Central Florida (UCF) and its 13 colleges provide opportunities to 60,000 students from all 50 states and 140 countries. Located in Orlando, Florida, UCF is the nation’s second-largest university with 210 degree programs to choose from. UCF is ranked as one of the “Most Innovative” universities by U.S. News & World Report, a best-value university by The Princeton Review and Kiplinger’s, and one of the nation’s most affordable colleges by Forbes.

University of Colorado Boulder

University of Colorado Boulder

URL: http://www.colorado.edu/

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder has an awe-inspiring view from campus. CU-Boulder’s maintain a reputation for excellence in research, creative work and teaching across 150 academic fields. From hands-on learning to close connections with dedicated faculty, CU-Boulder prepares students to become leaders within Colorado and throughout the world.

University of Florida

University of Florida

URL: http://www.ufl.edu/

The University of Florida (UF) is a major, public, comprehensive, land-grant, research university. The state’s oldest and most comprehensive university, UF is among the nation’s most academically diverse public universities.

University of Texas Medical Branch

University of Texas Medical Branch

URL: http://www.utmb.edu/

Established in 1891 as the University of Texas Medical Department, UTMB has grown from one building, 23 students and 13 faculty members to a modern health science center with campuses in Galveston, League City and Angleton, more than 3,200 students and about 900 faculty. UTMB includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; three institutes for advanced study; a major medical library; a network of hospitals and clinics that provide a full range of primary and specialized medical care; and numerous research facilities. UTMB is a part of The University of Texas System and a member of the Texas Medical Center.

SARG

The Suborbital Applications Research Group (SARG) was founded by Dr. Alan Stern in conjunction with CSF. It is comprised of experts throughout the aerospace industry who are committed to enhancing the experience and opportunities within the suborbital industry. SARG meets twice annually and holds teleconferences every month to address pressing issues facing the suborbital market. The group is currently led by Dr. Steven Collicott of Purdue University and Dr. Makenzie Lystrup of Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corporation.

For more information on the group or how to get involved, please contact Jane Kinney at jane@commercialspaceflight.org or (469) 879 9503

 

Want to be Part of CSF?

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 70+ members are laying the foundation for a sustainable space economy and democratizing access to space for scientists, students, civilians, and businesses. CSF members are responsible for the creation of thousands of high-tech jobs driven by billions of dollars in investment. Through the promotion of technology innovation, CSF is guiding the expansion of Earth’s economic sphere, bolstering U.S. leadership in aerospace, and inspiring America’s next generation of engineers and explorers.

Membership

Please contact Jane Kinney:

jane@commercialspaceflight.org