From: Commercial Spaceflight Federation
Posted: Tuesday, July 28, 2020
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation is pleased to announce the addition of three new organizations to its membership. ABL Space Systems has joined as an Executive Member, and Spire Global and HelicitySpace have joined as Associate Members.
“The addition of these three members is a testament to the diversity, continued growth and development of the commercial spaceflight sector,” stated CSF President Eric Stallmer. “Each new member represents a unique segment of our industry, and we look forward to having their expertise and strategic insights as a part of our membership.”
The addition of the 3 new companies expands the CSF membership to 90 companies and organizations. The new CSF Members announced today are:
ABL Space Systems (https://www.ablspacesystems.
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.
Spire Global (https://spire.com/)
Spire Global, Inc. is a data and analytics company that collects data from space to solve problems on Earth. Owning and operating one of the largest satellite constellations in the world, Spire identifies, tracks, and predicts the movement of the world’s resources and weather systems so that businesses and governments can make smart decisions.
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.
About the Commercial Spaceflight Federation
The mission of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) is to promote the development of commercial human spaceflight, pursue ever-higher levels of safety, and share best practices and expertise throughout the industry. The Commercial Spaceflight Federation’s member companies, which include commercial spaceflight developers, operators, spaceports, suppliers, and service providers, are creating thousands of high-tech jobs nationwide, working to preserve American leadership in aerospace through technology innovation, and inspiring young people to pursue careers in science and engineering. For more information please visit www.commercialspaceflight.org.
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