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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:

Semi annual 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 85 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, along with further information.

Executive Members

ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

URL: https://www.ablspacesystems.com

 

ABL Space Systems was founded by former SpaceX engineering leaders in 2017 to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. ABL is headquartered in El Segundo, California, where it has 30,000 square feet of facilities for research, development, and production. ABL has established a test site in St. Marys, Georgia with 10,000 square feet of integration and testing facilities on a 200 acre site. ABL is a team of over 20 world-class aerospace engineers with experience at SpaceX, Virgin Orbit, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Pratt + Whitney, and elsewhere. ABL is a privately-owned corporation backed by a premier group of private equity investors.

Astra

Astra

Astra’s mission is to Improve Life on Earth from Space™ by creating a healthier and more connected planet. Astra is the fastest privately-funded company in history to reach space, and the lowest cost dedicated access to space. Astra is making space more accessible by scaling its operations, moving to monthly, biweekly, weekly, and daily launches by 2025.

Visit www.astra.com for more information.

 

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.

Axiom Space

Axiom Space

URL: https://axiomspace.com

A growing coalition of nations, corporations and individuals are taking on the challenges of lunar exploration, Mars settlement and deep Space exploration. At the same time, the International Space Station (ISS) is scheduled to be retired in 2024 resulting in the loss of the low Earth orbit services, critical exploration infrastructure, and Earth-focused research provided by ISS for almost two decades.

Axiom’s international commercial space station will stimulate growth of the low Earth orbit (LEO) user community by providing additional and expanded services at ISS and allowing a seamless transition to the Axiom station when ISS is retired. This Axiom Space commercial initiative will allow NASA to realize their mandate to transition the multibillion-dollar LEO market to the private sector.

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.

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.

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.

COMSPOC

COMSPOC

URL: https://comspoc.com

COMSPOC delivers precise and accurate space domain awareness to address current and emerging challenges in the space environment. COMSPOC provides software products and services for the space operations community. Our safety of flight and mission assurance services are the most accurate, precise, and complete in the private sector. Our software products provide comprehensive space operations analysis capabilities.

Through our research arm, the Center for Space Standards and Innovation (CSSI), we also research future risks to the space environment (and their solutions), contribute to international standards, and advocate for responsible space safety and best practices in the civil, commercial, academic, national, and international space communities.

 

ISS National Laboratory

ISS National Laboratory

URL: https://www.issnationallab.org

 

Since 2011, the ISS National Lab has selected more than 200 ISS research projects, ranging from developing new drug therapies to monitoring tropical cyclones, improving equipment for first-responders, and producing unique fiber-optics materials in space. This research portfolio represents a growing community of researchers taking their scientific dreams beyond the limits of gravity. Working together with NASA, the ISS National Lab aims to advance the nation’s leadership in commercial space, pursue groundbreaking science not possible on Earth, and leverage the space station to inspire the next generation.

Masten Space Systems

Masten Space Systems

Maxar Technologies

Maxar Technologies

URL: http://www.maxar.com

Maxar is a trusted partner and innovator in Earth Intelligence and Space Infrastructure. We deliver disruptive value to government and commercial customers to help them monitor, understand and navigate our changing planet; deliver global broadband communications; and explore and advance the use of space. Our unique approach combines decades of deep mission understanding and a proven commercial and defense foundation to deploy solutions and deliver insights with unrivaled speed, scale and cost effectiveness. Maxar’s 4,000 team members in 20 global locations are inspired to harness the potential of space to help our customers create a better 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.

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.

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. Its 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. These experts’ 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 knows that organizations that are trained, operated, and managed well reduce the long-term costs of projects.

Redwire Space

Redwire Space

URL: www.redwirespace.com

Redwire is a new leader in mission critical space solutions and high reliability components for next generation space systems and infrastructure. With decades of flight heritage combined with the agile and innovative culture of a commercial space platform Redwire is uniquely positioned to deliver end-to-end solutions to meet the needs of our customers and advance the future of space exploration.
Relativity Space

Relativity Space

URL: http://relativityspace.com/

Relativity is re-imagining the way orbital rockets are built and launched. They are creating a new autonomous manufacturing technology to build and launch their own vertically integrated orbital payload service.

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.

Space Perspective Inc.

Space Perspective Inc.

Space Perspective Inc. is a human spaceflight company dedicated to making the powerful experience of seeing the curvature of Earth in the blackness of space accessible to millions of people, companies and governments via high-altitude balloon operating with a capsule at the edge of space. The company also serves the science and education communities for human-tended research in the stratosphere.

Spaceport America

Spaceport America

URL: http://spaceportamerica.com/

Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has a rocket friendly environment of 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-foot by 200-foot runway, vertical launch complexes, and about 340 days of sunshine and low humidity.
Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are tenants at Spaceport America: Virgin GalacticHAPSMobileAeroVironmentUP Aerospace, and SpinLaunch. Other customers BoeingEXOS Aerospace and Sugarhouse Aerospace regularly use the complex for testing and launches.

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, 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: https://worldview.space/

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.

Associate Members

Advanced Space

Advanced Space

Advanced Space is a Boulder, CO based dynamics, estimation, and control company that seeks to improve the fundamentals of spaceflight and enable new spaceflight capabilities by supporting innovative missions and the modernization of services and software.

For more information please visit http://advancedspace.com

Advanced Space has experience in a wide breadth of fields including:

  • Supporting interplanetary missions to the Moon, Mars and asteroids

  • Cutting edge astrodynamics

  • Spaceflight software development

  • Advanced operational concepts for exploration

  • Launch vehicle and spacecraft guidance, navigation, and control

Advanced Space has extensive experience working with government, academic and commercial customers, and leverages an extensive network of partners and collaborators to identify, transition, and deploy vanguard technologies across the space industry.

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.

Analytical Space

Analytical Space

URL: https://www.analyticalspace.com/

Every few hours, one Library of Congress worth of data is created on orbit by satellite operators. The cost to get this data from the satellite to the ground for use is excessive and the process is growing more complex. 

Analytical Space is creating a network of in-orbit relays that utilize laser communication to solve this problem, allowing operators to offload more data at costs comparable to cellular data plans, all while using their existing hardware. 

AST & Science

AST & Science

URL: https://ast-science.com

AST & Science and our global partners are building the first and only space-based cellular broadband network to be accessible by standard smartphones. Called SpaceMobile, this ultra-powerful network will provide connectivity at 4G/5G speeds everywhere on the planet – on land, at sea and in flight.

For the first time ever, mobile subscribers will be able to automatically roam from land networks to a space network. Whether in the most remote location, on rural farmland or in the midst of a crisis or natural disaster, people will remain connected no matter what – without having to invest in expensive, specialized hardware.

Astranis Space Technologies

Astranis Space Technologies

URL: https://www.astranis.com/about/

Four billion people do not have access to the internet. Astranis is working to change that.

They are building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.

Atomos Space

Atomos Space

URL: https://www.atomosspace.com

Atomos Space provides in-space transportation through the use of high-power electric propulsion.  To reduce the cost of launching new assets into orbit, Atomos believes that pairing launch vehicles with efficient in-space systems utilizes the best aspects of each technology. Atomos Space is currently in design, with the expectation of launching their first commercial prototype in 2021.

Barrios Technology

Barrios Technology

URL: http://www.barrios.com/

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. Its 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, and dedicates efforts to maintaining integrity and excellence in partnerships within the aerospace and petrochemical industries.

Burns & McDonnell

Burns & McDonnell

URL: https://www.burnsmcd.com/about-us

At Burns & McDonnell, engineers, architects, construction professionals, scientists, and consultants do more than plan, design, and construct. With a mission unchanged since 1898 — make their clients successful — their more than 7,600 professionals partners take on the toughest challenges, constantly working to make the world an amazing place.  Out of their wide range of manufacturing facility experience, Burns & McDonnell has 70+ years of experience in the design and construction of aerospace manufacturing facilities, ranging from airframe and jet engine assembly plants to military aircraft and rocket weapon systems facilities to satellite manufacturing facilities. Burns & McDonnell is an integrated delivery partner, making sure facilities and infrastructure mesh holistically with aerospace programs.

Colorado Air & Space Port

Colorado Air & Space Port

Colorado Air and Space Port is an existing General Aviation airport and Horizontal Launch Spaceport. Located 30 miles east of Denver, Colorado, Colorado Air and Space Port offers easy access to the outstanding Colorado workforce and lifestyle, one of the leading aerospace economies in the nation, Denver International Airport, and exceptional business sites on and around the Air and Space Port. Colorado Air and Space Port brings you a mile closer to space and provides room to grow and develop with prime location and excellent incentives. Read more here.

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.

Foundation for the Future

Foundation for the Future

URL: https://www.f4f.space/

The Foundation for the Future is pioneering America’s success in space through visionary space transportation and infrastructure projects. The Foundation for the Future is leading the advance of the United States’ space infrastructure development by unifying civil space agency and federal policy objectives, and by connecting a community of supporters and companies to the vast opportunities space infrastructure development provides.

They are a scientific education and public works advocacy foundation dedicated to one goal: the creation of a space infrastructure administration. This will be a public-private partnership to create jobs in the new space economy, new opportunities  or innovators, and, ultimately, space access for all.

Over the next year, Foundation for the Future is planning to commission research, host events, create educational material, and develop prototypes, all to build a visionary space infrastructure network. All our research and education efforts focus on delivering near-term impact, specifically jobs,
investment, and opportunities for US workers and companies.

Their research includes topics such as infrastructure bank designs, locations for advanced materials foundries, the economic impact of spaceport authorities, and the effect of multiple space-infrastructure-focused competitions.

The Foundation educates various sectors on visionary economic and developmental projects, including but not limited to federal spaceport authority options, advanced space access technologies, novel financing of space programs, and benefits of infrastructure applications in Earth orbit, cis-lunar space, and beyond. Audiences include elected officials, senior Congressional staff, US government officials, business leaders, academia, and space innovators.

GeoOptics

GeoOptics

Bio coming soon

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 advance 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.

HelicitySpace Corp

HelicitySpace Corp

URL: https://www.helicityspace.com

HelicitySpace Corp develops in-space propulsion and power technology critical to humanity’s expansion into the solar system.
The company is developing high power electric propulsion thrusters which unlock fusion energy during the exhaust process. The IP is novel, and of high strategic interest. The company is currently exploring setting up operations at NASA Ames, and is in close contact with Caltech.
Houston Airport System

Houston Airport System

URL: https://www.fly2houston.com/

Houston Airport System provides a safe and dynamic air services network that fosters economic vitality for the transportation industry and the greater Houston region. It has 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.

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.

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory

URL: http://www.jhuapl.edu/

Since 1942, the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) has been at the center of innovative space exploration and engineering. From placing cameras on rockets to capture the first pictures of Earth from space to crafting the first low-cost mission to the outer planets, APL has been a pioneer for delivering low-cost planetary science. APL has designed and built 69 spacecraft and more than 150 specialized instruments that have visited every planet in our solar system and collected information critical to expanding humankind’s understanding of the universe.

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, Kimley-Horn seeks to save you money and reduce your risk. Its 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.

Marotta Controls

Marotta Controls

URL: https://marotta.com 

Since 1943, Marotta Controls has provided innovative solutions to control pressure, power and position for critical applications on advanced Aerospace and Defense platforms. Marotta is a privately held, small business that is fully integrated to design, develop, test, qualify and manufacture controls systems on-site within its facility. Product offerings and capabilities include pressure, power, motion, fluid and electronic controls for launch vehicles, satellites, aircraft and weapon systems as well as shipboard and sub-sea applications.

Momentus Space

Momentus Space

Founded by space entrepreneur Mikhail Kokorich and his partner Lev Khasis, Momentus was born in Santa Clara in 2017. Their mission is to create efficient in-space transportation. Their transportation services will simultaneously power and be powered by deep space resource utilization

 

MyRadar

MyRadar

URL: https://myradar.com/

MyRadar provides an extremely fast way to get an overall at-a-glance check at potential radar precipitation headed your way.

For the casual weather enthusiast to the seasoned weather professional, we have hi-definition radar, as well as NOAA weather alerts, temperatures, forecasts, and a detailed hurricane tracker; you can even share your own weather photos.

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.

Rocket Lab

Rocket Lab

URL: https://www.rocketlabusa.com/

Rocket Lab’s mission is to remove the barriers to commercial space by providing frequent launch opportunities to low Earth orbit. Since its creation in 2006 by Peter Beck, Rocket Lab has delivered a range of complete rocket systems and technologies for fast and affordable payload deployment.

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, RS&H offers solutions that are innovative, reliable, and that stand the test of time. Its teams specializes 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.

Solstar Space Co.

Solstar Space Co.

URL: https://www.solstarspace.com

Solstar is the leading commercial satellite communications company pioneering the use of WiFi in space. We use existing commercial communications satellite networks in Low Earth Orbit and Geostationary Earth Orbit. We provide space-to-space communications on spacecraft and bi-directional two-way data services for payloaders.

In 2018 we sent the first commercial Tweet from Space. Imagine the first phone call during a commercial flight, the first selfie sent from the Kármán line, and the first instant results from payloads on-board a commercial spacecraft. Solstar Space Company can make that happen.

Our high-speed, reliable, and easy-to-use space communications platform leverages the latest commercial satellite networks. The company’s routers, WiFi hotspots, and satellite space communicators deliver internet to your desktop with 24/7 customer care.

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, it is the first company to have sent self-funded individuals to space. Its 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 Capital

Space Capital

Space Capital is a seed stage venture capital firm investing in the space economy, specifically focused on unlocking the value in space technology stacks such as GPS, geospatial intelligence, and communications.

We are actively investing out of our third fund and manage over $80 million in assets. Our sector focus enables us to be a true partner to our portfolio companies and unlock significant value far in excess of our investment capital. The companies we invest in are shaping the future.

Spaceflight Inc.

Spaceflight Inc.

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

Spaceflight Inc. is revolutionizing the business of spaceflight by delivering a new model for accessing space. A comprehensive launch services and mission management provider, the company provides a straightforward and cost-effective suite of products and services, including state-of-the-art satellite infrastructure and rideshare launch offerings that enable commercial and government entities to achieve their mission goals on time and on budget. Based in Seattle, Spaceflight provides its services through a global network of partners and launch vehicle providers. For more information, visit http://www.spaceflight.com.

Space Tango

Space Tango

URL:

https://spacetango.com 

 

Founded in 2014 as a commercial spinoff of Kentucky Space and based in the heart of Lexington, Kentucky; Space Tango facilitates research and manufacturing in the microgravity environment from design to implementation expanding opportunities for biomedical and technology applications.

Space Tango provides improved access to microgravity through their Open Orbit platform for bioengineering and manufacturing applications that benefit life on Earth.With their first operational TangoLab facility installed on the International Space Station in 2016, and a second facility installed in 2017, Space Tango has designed and flown nearly 80 diverse payloads.

Space Tango envisions a future where the next important breakthroughs in both technology and healthcare will occur off the planet creating a new global market 250 miles up in low Earth orbit.

SpinLaunch

SpinLaunch

SpinLaunch was founded in 2014 to democratize space and enable the rapid and cost-effective deployment of low earth orbit satellite constellations using an alternative launch system. SpinLaunch’s kinetic launch system allows for on-demand deployment of small satellites with total orbital payloads of up to 100kg in any weather conditions. By replacing the booster stage with a kinetic launch system, they apply principles similar to those explored by several ground-based mass accelerators that date back to the 1960s. SpinLaunch combines commercially available components, industrial technologies, and fundamental principles of physics in new and innovative ways in order to accelerate a launch vehicle to hypersonic speeds at sea level.

Techshot Inc.

Techshot Inc.

URL: http://www.techshot.space/

Founded in 1988, Techshot, Inc., develops, owns and operates its own professional-grade commercial equipment for research and manufacturing in space. It provides this equipment, and all required integration services, to industrial, institutional and federal researchers. Its catalog of space hardware includes solutions for 3D bioprinting, 3D metal printing, rodent research, macromolecular crystal growth, cell culturing, plant growth, and many, many others. The company is a Center for the Advancement of Science in Space implementation partner, and it has a Space Act Agreement and an IDIQ contract with NASA. Additionally, Techshot is a prime contractor on NASA’s Research, Engineering, and Mission Integration Services Contract. Company headquarters are in Greenville, Ind., with a satellite office and laboratory at the Space Life Science Laboratory at the Kennedy Space Center.

University of Colorado Boulder - Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

University of Colorado Boulder - Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences

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

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, the University of Colorado Boulder has an awe-inspiring view from campus. But it’s CU Boulder’s 150 academic fields and research capabilities that make it such a draw for students, faculty, and industry.

CU Boulder is home to a Top 10 nationally-ranked aerospace engineering education program: Smead Aerospace Engineering Sciences. As the #1 public university recipient of NASA research funds, CU Boulder leads the national aerospace research agenda while preparing its graduates to join the aerospace & defense (A&D) workforce. In fact, Aviation Week’s 2017 Workforce Study designated CU Boulder a “preferred supplier” of talent to the A&D industry. Smead Aerospace’s curriculum emphasizes a hands-on learning approach that engages students in design projects starting in their freshman year, so when they enter the workforce they have the skills and know-how to hit the ground running on top of their in-depth, foundational engineering knowledge. CU Boulder and Smead Aerospace also serve as an industry partner in basic and applied research, providing testbed capabilities and helping industry achieve its research needs.

Boulder, Colorado was named the #1 college town, and CU Boulder named #1 in innovation for 2017, by the American Institute for Economic Research.

USNC-Tech

USNC-Tech

URL: https://usnc.com/space/

Ultra Safe Nuclear (USNC) is a Seattle, WA-based advanced reactor developer that will deliver reliable energy anywhere through its suite of nuclear microreactor, fuel, and services solutions. Ultra Safe Nuclear — Technologies (USNCTech), a division of USNC, is designing and building nuclear power and propulsion systems to support the sustainable exploration and development of space. Together, the family of USNC divisions offer full-stack capabilities from specialized reactor design services, to advanced materials and fuel development, to reactor manufacturing and system deployment.

Venturi Astrolab

Venturi Astrolab

URL: https://www.venturiastrolab.com/

Venturi Astrolab, Inc. is pioneering new ways to explore and operate on distant planetary bodies. We are singularly focused on designing, building and operating a fleet of multi-purpose commercial rovers to extend and enhance humanity’s presence in the solar system.

Voyager Space Holdings

Voyager Space Holdings

URL: http://voyagerspaceholdings.com

 

Voyager Space Holdings mission is to manage the business function of space sector companies so technical entrepreneurs can focus on technology development. The company’s goal is to invest and support established space industry companies. Voyager’s aim is to replace the current model of traditional venture capital prevalent in the space sector with long term, permanent capital investment. The company’s position is that permanent capital fills the gap left in the space industry by short term private capital that does not benefit the long term needs of the space industry. Voyager’s long-term mission is to create a vertically integrated publicly traded NewSpace company. 

Whitney, Bradley, and Brown

Whitney, Bradley, and Brown

URL: https://www.wbbinc.com

Whitney, Bradley & Brown, Inc. is a leading provider of program management and consulting services to the U.S. Department of Defense and other federal agencies. WBB’s highly specialized and experienced workforce provides services across the full lifecycle from program development to ongoing support and mission performance. WBB, founded in 1981, employs 1,000 FTEs including subject matter experts (“SMEs”) with an average tenure in excess of 20 years. The Company has a proven 35+ year history on programs of record that are vital to national security interests. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, WBB is an ISO 9001-registered company with employees operating at strategically-located facilities across the country.

Xplore

Xplore

URL: https://www.xplore.com/

Xplore is a privately-funded commercial space company focused on the scientific exploration of our solar system. The mission of Xplore is to expand human knowledge beyond Earth via continuous missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus, and near-Earth asteroids. Xplore has been building its strategy, team and spacecraft since 2017.

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
ASGSR

ASGSR

URL: https://new.asgsr.org

The American Society for Gravitational and Space Research (ASGSR), founded in 1984, provides a forum to foster research, education, and professional development in the multidisciplinary fields of gravitational research. ASGSR brings together a diverse group of scientists, engineers and students from academia, government and industry to promote research, education, training and development in the areas of Space Life and Physical Sciences research and innovation. The knowledge gained enables pathways for discovery and innovations on Earth and advances our understanding of space.

Association of Spaceflight Professionals

Association of Spaceflight Professionals

URL: https://www.spaceflightprofessionals.org

The Association of Spaceflight Professionals (ASP) is a US-based 501(c)3 non-profit corporation whose core focus is the development of the spaceflight industry and its professionals. ASP was founded in 2010, guided by the vision of a highly qualified corps of commercial flight crew. Since then, ASP’s offerings have continued to evolve, and now encompass educational and training opportunities for students and professionals aiming to advance their careers as part of an industry whose capabilities continue to evolve. A central component of this capacity is technology development: ASP members can access resources to support technology maturation for terrestrial and space-based applications.

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine is a health sciences university located in the Texas Medical Center. It is known for excellence in research, education and patient care. The Center for Space Medicine is an academic center in the college, with a mission to be a world academic leader in space biomedical research, education and aerospace medicine. There is a focus on translating space advances to benefit health on Earth. The college and center lead the Translational Research Institute for Space Health, a NASA-supported institute for translating cutting-edge emerging terrestrial research into applications for mitigating biomedical risks associated with exploration human spaceflight.

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BURRELL) was established in 2013. The four-year, fully accredited, private osteopathic medical school is student-centered, utilizing the latest medical education technologies and methods to ensure student success in all fields of medicine — from primary care to subspecialties like surgery, anesthesiology and emergency medicine. BURRELL is a freestanding college located within New Mexico State University’s research park. Like other osteopathic medical schools, BURRELL utilizes a distributive model for years three and four clinical education and operates regional academic centers in Albuquerque, Gallup and Southeastern New Mexico, El Paso, Texas, Tucson, Arizona and the Space Coast of Florida in Rockledge, FL.  Research laboratories at the College include a basic science research laboratory for cellular and molecular studies and a human physiology laboratory that can support research in areas of osteopathic manipulative medicine and human metabolism during exercise.   Learn more at www.burrell.edu

 

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

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.

High Speed Flight

High Speed Flight

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.

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 hosts 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.

Sovaris Aerospace, LLC

Sovaris Aerospace, LLC

URL: http://www.sovarisaerospace.com

Sovaris Aerospace is pioneering the advancement of personalized precision medicine for humans in space. Using standard aerospace medicine as a foundation, Sovaris applies complex molecular profiling (integrated omics: genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, microbiomics, etc.), data analytics, and derived countermeasures to optimize the ability of humans to travel, live, and work in space. Sovaris Aerospace currently applies its assessment/countermeasures approach to elite performers on Earth, including Olympic, NFL, NBA, Special Forces, mountain climbers, professional racers (Le Mans, F1), and others. Sovaris presently collaborates with various performance groups, including NASA, the US Army Combat Feeding Directorate, USARIEM, Naval Medical Research Unit (NAMRU), West Point, Mayo Clinic, Baylor College of Medicine Center for Space Medicine, and other groups focused on human assessment and countermeasures in extreme environments.

STARS at Carnegie Mellon

STARS at Carnegie Mellon

URL: https://www.cmu-stars.org/

 

The mission of STARS is three fold:

1.) To educate MBA students about available roles in the new space industry and facilitate connections between students and professionals.
2.) To focus on tech that includes commercial spaceflight, space tourism, rockets, satellites, mining, and more.
3.) To work cross functionally across campus to leverage engineering, robotics, and computer science excellence.
University of Central Florida

University of Central Florida

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 Arizona

University of Arizona

Established in 1885, the University of Arizona, the state’s super land-grant university with two medical schools, produces graduates who are real-world ready through its 100% Engagement initiative. Recognized as a global leader, the UA is also a leader in research, bringing more than $606million in research investment each year, and ranking 21st among all public universities. The UA is advancing the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships and is a member of the Association of American Universities, the 62 leading public and private research universities. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $8.3 billion annually.

University of North Dakota

University of North Dakota

The University of North Dakota (UND) is the state’s oldest and largest University, with nearly 15,000 students and 200+ fields of study.

Located in Grand Forks, North Dakota, UND is right at home in this vibrant college town of over 50,000 people located on the border of North Dakota and Minnesota.

The state’s flagship research university, UND has a reputation for research and scholarship in health sciences, energy and the environment, aerospace, and entrepreneurship.

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.

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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.

Please contact Jane Kinney:

jane@commercialspaceflight.org