Since its inception in 2002, SpaceX has established itself as one of the world’s leading private manufacturers and developers of advanced rockets and spacecraft. Among SpaceX’s numerous accolades are the first privately funded liquid propellant rocket to reach orbiti; the first privately funded company to successfully launch, orbit, and recover a spacecraftii; and the first private company to send a spacecraft to the International Space Station (ISS).iii In the process, it has become the leader of the commercial space industry.
NanoRacks operates the only commercial laboratory in outer space. Their external platform program and small satellite deployment are also among their products. Their commercial space laboratory includes plug and play NanoLabs, Research Platform 3, Centrifuge, Plate Reader, Microscope, MixStix for repeatable microgravity research opportunities onboard the International Space Station.
Revolutionizing the understanding of Earth’s atmosphere with the highest-quality, most cost-effective data for weather forecasting and climate monitoring. PlanetiQ will launch the first commercial constellation exclusively focused on weather, climate and space weather, with 12 microsatellites on orbit by early 2019
The World's First Commercial Space Station. The Axiom Space Station is home base for professional astronauts and private explorers. It is the microgravity laboratory where educators, scientists and researchers conduct life-improving research
SkyWatch EarthCache™ ensures that finding remote sensing data is no longer the most difficult part of your project. It is now easier to start doing things like projecting crop yield, estimating retailer revenue, and creating hundreds of other applications.
Akash, Systems, Inc., founded in 2016 by Felix Ejeckam and Ty Mitchell, is focused on developing and supplying the next generation of small satellites (CubeSats), and the RF Power Amplifiers that power them. A breakthrough new composite material, gallium nitride (GaN)-on-Diamond, invented by Akash cofounder Ejeckam, is at the heart of Akash’s products.
Astrobotics Technology flies hardware systems into space for companies, governments and universities. By accomodating multiple customers on a single flight, Astrobotics provides unprecedented flexibility at an industry-defining known price. Originally spun out of Carnegie Mellon University in 2007 by William “Red” Whittaker to compete for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, Astrobotic is pioneering affordable planetary access that promises to spark a new era of exploration, science, tourism, resource utilization, and mining. Astrobotic is based in Pittsburgh's Strip District
A worldwide lack of data is literally and figuratively killing us. Extreme weather like hurricanes kill too many people, sea pirates threaten livelihoods, and Wall St. trades our future on assumptions. Spire was created to provide a vastly different approach to data collection and analysis. Satellites just scratch the surface of what’s possible for data collection, fusion, and analysis. Spire is an organization that’s willing to give up on accepted solution if that means a better outcome or solving an entirely new problem.
Relativity is the first and only company to automate aerospace manufacturing by integrating intelligent robotics, software, and proprietary metal 3D printing technology. Leading an unrivaled team to solve problems never solved before, our leadership includes seasoned veterans and experts from the world’s most renowned aerospace, 3D printing, and technology companies.
Umbra is launching an unrivaled constellation of space-based radar satellites with SAR capabilities, to produce all weather day-night imagery with sub-meter resolution for low cost distribution via an integrated web platform. The world’s only microsatellites capable of generating high resolution imagery
Revolutionary propulsion for satellites based on a proprietary ion beam technology. Their revolutionary new approach to in-space electric propulsion uses simple, modular thruster chips that can go anywhere on a satellite, in any number. They got rid of bulky tanks and valves, explosive propellants, and expensive manufacturing techniques so that their customers can launch satellites that are not just affordable but also extremely capable. Unlike other small satellite propulsion systems, they can be scaled up to support satellites up to 2000 kg.
LeoLabs™ is building a data analytics service that will provide precise tracking products, including conjunction warnings and supporting measurements, predicted ephemerides, new launch tracking, anomaly resolution, status and health monitoring, and raw radar measurements.
LeoLabs™ uses its validated, patented low-cost phased-array radars to track satellites and debris, the technology for which was developed at SRI International (SRI). They track more than 4,000 objects per hour.
Ardusat provides an experimental platform to run in space experiments that improves the student engagement in the classroom.
World View’s high-altitude balloon lets Voyagers gently soar for hours on end in a comfortable, smartly-outfitted, specially designed space capsule.
World View also provides new opportunities for research and education pursuits. Our platform presents a variety of advantages over orbital and rocket-based suborbital options, allowing researchers a shirtsleeves environment in which to conduct experiments, as well as an opportunity for a unique education experience.
For several years, Vector has been quietly developing a launch vehicle specifically designed for Micro Satellites weighing less than 50 kg. This is the only launch system dedicated to micro spacecraft and will allow you to launch your satellite when you want and to where you want. Today, all micro satellites are launched as Rideshare payloads and cannot choose either the time of launch nor the destination. Worse, satellites flying as Rideshare Payloads are often forced to wait 2-3 years for a bus ride to space and have a limited choice of destinations. Vector will free you, the Space App Developer, to do what you do best .... innovate and build.
Planetary Resources spacecraft are headed into deep space. It’s a challenging environment: outside Earth’s protective magnetosphere where radiation is prevalent, and communicating back to earth is minutes away. This is where their spacecraft must thrive.
That’s why kilo for kilo, they build the most capable commercial space systems ever designed. To prospect the asteroids, we need miniaturized sensors that communicate effectively over long distances on an autonomous, mobile, and resilient platform.