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Commercial Spaceflight Federation Welcomes New Associate Members

Press Release From: Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Posted: Monday, June 4, 2018

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation, CSF,  is pleased to welcome three new innovative companies as Associate members : Astranis, Tesseract, and Rocket Lab.
 
"The continually expanding membership and commitment to CSF’s goals is evidence of the unprecedented level of growth in the commercial space industry ," said Eric Stallmer, President of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation. "We are excited to have these three new organizations join our membership, and we’re looking forward to celebrating their unique and important contributions to our industry."
 
Astranis is a satellite company based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The company’s CEO, John Gedmark, is a former CSF Executive Director. Astranis plans on selling its low-cost geostationary satellites to telecommunication companies, helping them connect remote parts of the world. Read more about Astranis here.
 
Tesseract is a provider of cost effective propulsion components and systems for in-space applications spanning commercial Earth-orbiting satellites, robotic exploration missions, and human spaceflight. Tesseract designs and builds spacecraft propulsion hardware. The company supplies off the shelf thrusters, which may be purchased individually, integrated into multi-thruster modules, or incorporated into a complete turn-key propulsion system as required. Read more about Tesseract here.
 
Rocket Lab develops lightweight, cost-effective commercial rocket launch services. Rocket Lab’s mission is to provide critical innovation 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. Read more about Rocket Lab here.

The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is the leading voice for the commercial spaceflight industry. Founded in 2006, CSF and its 80+ 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.

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