This is an informal directory of companies and individuals associated with NewSpace. This list is not meant to be a representative list and may not necessarily be complete, but provides a broad view of this industry segment. The Space Frontier Foundation does not endorse any particular firm, business plan, or approach, but provides this list as an informational resource. Click on each company logo for more information.
4Frontiers Corporation is a NewSpace company focused on the settlement of Mars. It recognizes the economic potential resulting from the convergence of four current and upcoming space frontiers – Earth orbit, the Moon, Mars, and Asteroids. Technology development, consultant services, informative entertainment and education are the company’s primary focus areas.
62 Mile Club is informing the public about the emerging space industry – all are welcome and there’s no cost to join.
Andrews Space, Inc. was founded in 1999 to be a catalyst in the commercialization and development of space. The company is an affordable integrator of aerospace systems and developer of advanced space technologies.
Apogee Books is the world’s foremost publisher of space related publications for the space enthusiast. Working closely with astronauts, space scientists, historians, and journalists alike, Apogee publishes over a dozen new titles every year.
Armadillo Aerospace is a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles. We are focused on VTVL (vertical takeoff, vertical landing) suborbital research and passenger flights, with an eye towards eventual paths to orbit.
Astrobotic Technology Inc. is a Pittsburgh based company that delivers affordable space robotics technology and planetary missions. Amidst the burgeoning commercial space industry, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization and mining.
Aurora Aerospace offers real astronaut training in Tampa Bay, Florida. Our unique space training center is conveniently located at the St. Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport, just a short drive from the Tampa Airport and less than two hours by car from Orlando.
Bigelow Aerospace is dedicated to providing affordable options for spaceflight to national space agencies and corporate clients. Using their patented expandable habitats, their plan is to greatly exceed the usable space of the International Space Station at a fraction of the cost.
Blue Origin, LLC is developing technologies to enable private human access to space at dramatically lower cost and increased reliability. They’ve adopted an incremental approach, with each development step building on the prior development. They are currently focused on developing rocket-powered Vertical Takeoff and Vertical Landing (VTVL) vehicles for access to suborbital and orbital space.
Caribbean Spaceport will serve both the suborbital spaceflight participants as well as the general tourism market with comprehensive and exciting space experiences in its Space Experience Park.
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is the industry association of leading businesses and organizations working to make commercial human spaceflight a reality. The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry.
COMSTAC provides information, advice, and recommendations to the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) within the Department of Transportation (DOT) on matters concerning the U.S. commercial space transportation industry.
Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI) is an entrepreneurial orbital services company that is currently focused on research and applications logistics for low Earth orbit (LEO) space stations and other platforms in space.
Our mission is very simple. We are working towards launching a human being into space.This is a non-profit suborbital space endeavour founded and led by Kristian von Bengtson and Peter Madsen, based entirely on sponsors, private donators and part time specialists. Since May 2008 we have been working full time to reach our goal of launching ourselves into space and to show the world that human space flight is possible without major government budgets and administration.
Deep Space Industries builds on the incredible heritage of the first age of space exploration and harness the power of a new age of information to locate, explore, harvest and utilize the vast numbers of asteroids in Earth’s community.
DigitalGlobe is a unique imagery provider because our founders were scientists and GIS mapping users who wanted commercial access to a consistent and rapidly expanding supply of high quality earth imagery and geospatial information products. We are a responsive, flexible and easy to work with company that understands what our customers require and value, a company that delivers images and information better than anyone else.
As a recognized industry innovator in affordable micro-satellites and space propulsion systems development, Dynetics is your provider of innovative, affordable, and responsive space systems solutions, meeting government and commercial needs.
Ecliptic is a product-oriented space-technology firm operating in commercial, civil and defense markets. We primarily provide rugged aerospace-grade data-acquisition and control systems for use onboard rockets, spacecraft, aircraft and other remote platforms and facilities operating in relatively extreme environments.
Flometrics designs, builds, tests, and improves products for customers in industries from consumer products and medical devices to spacecraft hardware. We specialize in solving problems and product development in situations involving fluid flow and heat flow. Flometrics assists startup companies in development of their core technologies quickly, without the company having to spend the time and expense to hire and integrate an engineering team.
GeoEye is a leading source of geospatial information and insight for decision makers and analysts who need a clear understanding of our changing world to protect lives, manage risk and optimize resources.
Private sector human expeditions to the Moon are now feasible, primarily using existing space systems or those in development. The Golden Spike Company is working to implement and operate a human space transportation system at commercially successful price points.
Interorbital Systems (IOS), established in 1996 in Mojave, California, develops and manufactures low-cost, state-of-the-art orbital launch vehicles and satellites for private, commercial, governmental, academic, arts, and military applications.
Kelly Space & Technology, Inc. (KST) is a privately-held aerospace and defense technology company with an advanced environmental testing services capability based at the San Bernardino International Airport (former Norton Air Force Base), California.
Masten Space Systems is a vertically integrated aerospace R&D and flight services company creating and deploying reliable, reusable rocket vehicles and components. The company builds regeneratively cooled bipropellant propulsion systems and fully reusable vertical takeoff and landing launch vehicles. Unlike competitors in the commercial space industry, the company focuses on unmanned suborbital flights.
Established in 1984, Microcosm is a small business, specializing in reducing space mission cost. Our experience covers commercial, military, and scientific missions from small, low-cost programs to multi-billion dollar, multi-satellite constellations and a family of launch vehicles.
Moon Express, Inc. is a privately funded lunar transportation
and data services company. We have the experienced people, partners and financial resources to blaze a trail to the Moon and establish new avenues for commercial space activities beyond Earth orbit.
NanoRacks is a fast-paced enterprise focused on small entrepreneurial and educational space opportunities and markets. The company brings together entrepreneurs, scientists and engineers who have real-life experience and share a passion for entrepreneurial space including humanity’s utilization of low-earth orbit.
The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization.
The mission of the Office of Commercial Space Transportation is to ensure protection of the public, property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States during commercial launch or reentry activities, and to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space transportation.
The Mission of Orbital Outfitters is to provide affordable, industrial quality space suits and related services to commercial and government space travelers and explorers.
Paragon is the premier provider of environmental controls for extreme and hazardous environments. We design, build, test and operate premier life support systems and leading thermal control products for astronauts, contaminated water divers, and other extreme environment explorers, as well as for unmanned space and terrestrial applications.
Planetary Resources is bringing the natural resources of space within humanity’s economic sphere of influence, propelling our future into the 21st century and beyond. Water from asteroids will fuel the in-space economy, and rare metals will increase Earth’s GDP.
PlanetSpace, the leader in commercializing space and developer of space related technologies, is part of the new emerging space commercialization business. PlanetSpace is developing a broad spectrum of commercial space services that include Cargo and Crew to the ISS, Point-to-Point Global Travel, Space Tourism, Satellite Orbital Delivery and Escape Velocity Missions.
ProSpace is a nonprofit citizens advocacy group (501-c4) with the mission “to open the space frontier for ALL people as rapidly as possible.” We believe that only by taking direct and personal responsibility, as citizens of this great country, will our personal visions come to life. We believe that one day soon – if we get involved now – we all will have the opportunity to live, work and play in space.
Driven by an extensive and pioneering technology programme, Reaction Engines Ltd has made a breakthrough in aerospace technology that is now allowing the development of engines that will propel aircraft at speeds of up to five times the speed of sound or directly into Earth orbit.
Rocket Lab researches, develops and manufactures complete rocket systems incorporating propulsion, launch vehicle and electronic systems in rapid time frames to meet the needs of today’s environments.
Rocketplane Global, Inc. is committed to making access to space as safe, convenient, and commonplace as commercial air travel. We will achieve these goals by designing and building state-of-the-art reusable spacecraft, providing unparalleled human training and spaceflight experiences, and transporting innovative scientific experiments and valuable payloads to sub-orbital space and beyond.
Founded in 1982 by Burt Rutan, Scaled has broad experience in air vehicle design, tooling and manufacturing, specialty composite structure design, analysis and fabrication, and developmental flight tests of air and space vehicles.
Space Access Society’s sole purpose is to promote routine, reliable, radically cheaper access to space, ASAP. We think it’s possible within the decade, with a little luck and a lot of hard work.
Founded in 1998, Space Adventures, Ltd. is the world’s premier private space exploration company and the only company currently providing opportunities for actual private spaceflight and space tourism today. Using proven equipment and working side-by-side with professional astronauts and cosmonauts, Space Adventures is the first and only company to have sent private clients to space. Clients have cumulatively spent over two months aboard the International Space Station.
Space Angels Network is the premier source of aerospace dealflow for investors and of early-stage capital for aerospace-related ventures across a wide spectrum of technologies, markets, and industries. We are a professionally managed national network of accredited investors focused on aerospace-related opportunities.
Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is a world-class aerospace prime systems integrator and our Space Systems business area develops high performance, innovative components and systems that are changing how we reach, explore, and utilize space. Our products range from spacecraft actuators that power the Mars rovers, to hybrid rocket technologies that powered the first commercial astronaut to space, and from microsatellites controlled by the Internet to Dream Chaser®, a winged and piloted orbital commercial spacecraft.
Spaceflight provides routine access to space for deployed and hosted payloads at affordable prices by using standard flight interfaces, frequent flight opportunities and published commercial pricing.
SpaceX designs, manufactures and launches the world’s most advanced rockets and spacecraft. With a diverse manifest of launches to deliver commercial and government satellites to orbit, SpaceX is the world’s fastest growing launch services provider. With the retirement of the space shuttle, the SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and Dragon spacecraft are carrying cargo, and one day astronauts, to and from the space station for NASA.
Professor Gerard K. O’Neill founded the Space Studies Institute (SSI) in 1977 with the hope of opening the vast wealth of space to humanity. The Institute’s mission is to open the energy and material resources of space for human settlement within our lifetime.
TSC is a new aerospace joint venture between Virgin Galactic and Scaled Composites. We are building the world’s first fleet of commercial sub-orbital spaceships and carrier aircraft.
Founded in 1996, the Space Tourism Society is the first organization specifically focused on the space tourism industry. Our goals are to conduct the research, build public desire, and acquire the financial and political power to make space tourism available to as many people as possible as soon as possible.
Stratolaunch Systems, a Paul G. Allen project, is developing an air-launch system that will revolutionize space transportation by providing orbital access to space at lower costs, with greater safety and more flexibility. Delivering payloads in the 10,000lbm class into low earth orbit, the system allows for maximum operational flexibility and payload delivery from several possible operational sites, while minimizing mission constraints such as range availability and weather.
Tethers Unlimited, Inc. (TUI) is a research and development company specializing in R&D of advanced technologies for missions in space, sea, and air.
UP Aerospace Corporation is a space launch and flight test service provider founded in 1998 to offer world class access to space. We specialize in advanced engineering, launch technology development, and state-of-the-art rapid and low cost launch operations.
UrtheCast is launching the world’s first high-definition video platform of Earth, streamed from space.
After the history making flights of SpaceShipOne in 2004, Virgin Galactic was born and work started on creating the world’s first commercial spaceline. Based on the prototype SpaceShipOne, the new generation of Virgin Galactic spacecraft has been designed to provide the ultimate space flight experience.
The X PRIZE Foundation is an educational nonprofit organization whose mission is to create radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity, thereby inspiring the formation of new industries, jobs and the revitalization of markets that are currently stuck.
XCOR Aerospace is a California corporation located in Mojave, California. The company is in the business of developing and producing safe, reliable and reusable rocket powered vehicles, propulsion systems, advanced non-flammable composites and other enabling technologies like rocket piston pumps that enable full reusability.
Xtraordinary Adventures, LLC is a two year old Florida Limited Liability Company established to promote, structure and co-ordinate exciting new events in the space tourism industry.
Zero Gravity Corporation is a privately held space entertainment and tourism company whose mission is to make the excitement and adventure of space accessible to the public. The experience offered by ZERO-G is the only commercial opportunity on Earth for individuals to experience true “weightlessness” without going to space.
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