Private Space Companies

“2017 saw a record $3.9B of non-government, equity investment flow into commercial space companies” ~ Space Angels, Space Investment Quarterly Q4 2017

CompanyHeadquartersSolari ClassificationYear
Founded
Website
MT Aerospace AGGermany–AugsburgAntennas and Mechatronic Parts2005http://www.mt-aerospace.de
Aten EngineeringUSA–OR–PortlandAsteroid Mining2017https://www.atenengineering.com
Trans Trans Astronautica Corporation
USA–CA–Lake View TerraceAsteroid Mining2015http://www.transastracorp.com
Axiom Space LLCUSA–TX–HoustonCommercial Space Station2016http://www.axiomspace.com
Astos Solutions GmbHGermany–StuttgartCustom Software and Mission Support2006http://www.astos.de
Terma A/SDenmark–LystrupCustom Software and Mission Support1949https://www.terma.com
TaranisIsrael–Tel AvivData & Analytics–Agriculture2014http://www.taranis.ag
Descartes LabsUSA–NM–Sante FeData & Analytics–Geospatial2014https://descarteslabs.com
WindwardIsrael–Tel AvivData & Analytics–Maritime2010http://www.wnwd.com
Deep Space IndustriesUSA–CA–San JoseDeep Space Exploration & Asteroid Mining2012https://deepspaceindustries.com
ispaceJapan–TokyoDeep Space Exploration & Asteroid Mining2010https://ispace-inc.com
Planetary ResourcesUSA–WA–RedmondDeep Space Exploration & Asteroid Mining2009https://www.planetaryresources.com
Oxford Space SystemsUnited Kingdom–OxfordshireDeployable Antennas and Structures2013http://www.oxfordspacesystems.com
Deployable Space SystemsUSA–CA–Santa BarbaraDeployable Solar Arrays and Structures2008http://deployablespacesystems.com
Alter Technology GroupSpain–SevillaEngineering & Testing Services1986https://www.altertechnology-group.com/en/home/
Astro Live ExperiencesJapan–TokyoEntertainment–Artificial Shooting Stars2015http://star-ale.com/en/
Bigelow AerospaceUSA–NV–North Las VegasExpandable Space Habitats1999http://bigelowaerospace.com
SETI InstituteUSA–CA–Mountain ViewExtraterrestrial Life Search1984http://www.seti.org
Elysium SpaceUSA–CA–San FranciscoFunerals in Space2013http://elysiumspace.com
Swift NavigationUSA–CA–San FranciscoGlobal Positioning2012http://swiftnav.com/
RBC SignalsUSA–WA–SeattleGround Station Network2015http://rbcsignals.com
Vitrociset S.p.A.Italy–RomeGround Stations and Mission Support1992http://www.vitrociset.com
Kleos Space S.a.r.l.Luxembourg–Esch-sur-AlzetteIn-Orbit Manufacturing2017http://kleos.space
Effective Space SolutionsUnited Kingdom–LondonIn-Orbit Satellite Servicing2013http://effective.space
ArianespaceFrance–ParisLaunch & Mission Management1980http://www.arianespace.com
Spaceflight ServicesUSA–WA–SeattleLaunch & Mission Management1999http://spaceflight.com
Bryce Space and TechnologyUSA–VA–AlexandriaManagement Consultation (Space)2017http://brycetech.com
HakutoJapan–TokyoMoon Colonization and Lunar Probes2008https://team-hakuto.jp/en/
Moon ExpressUSA–FL–Cape CanaveralMoon Colonization and Lunar Probes2010http://moonexpress.com
SpaceILIsrael–Tel AvivMoon Colonization and Lunar Probes2011http://www.spaceil.com
Synergy MoonUSA–CA–San FranciscoMoon Colonization and Lunar Probes2008http://www.synergymoon.com
TeamIndusIndia–BangaloreMoon Colonization and Lunar Probes2011http://www.teamindus.in
Kongsberg Defence & AerospaceNorway–KongsbergMultiple Categories1814https://kongsberg.com/en/kds/
Sierra Nevada CorporationUSA–NV–SparksMultiple Categories1963https://www.sncorp.com
Space Vector CorporationUSA–CA–ChatsworthMultiple Categories1969http://www.spacevector.com
Swedish Space CorporationSweden–SolnaMultiple Categories1972https://www.sscspace.com
Telespazio S.p.A.Italy–RomeMultiple Categories1961http://www.telespazio.com
Orbit FabUSA–CA–CupertinoOn-Orbit Materials & Supply Depot2017http://www.orbitfab.space
BusekUSA–MA–NatickPropulsion Systems1985http://www.busek.com
Cannae CorporationUSA–PA–DoylestownPropulsion Systems2006http://cannae.com
Accion SystemsUSA–MA–CharlestownPropulsion Systems–Electric2014http://www.accion-systems.com
Ad Astra Rocket CompanyUSA–TX–WebsterPropulsion Systems–Plasma2005http://www.adastrarocket.com
Phase FourUSA–CA–El SegundoPropulsion Systems–Plasma2015http://www.phasefour.io
Argotec S.r.l.Italy–TurinResearch and Engineering2008http://www.argotec.it/online/
Aster LabsUSA–MN–ShoreviewResearch and Engineering2004http://www.asterlabs.com
KinetX AerospaceUSA–AZ–TempeResearch and Engineering1992http://www.kinetx.com
Mission Control Space ServicesCanada–OttawaResearch and Engineering2015http://missioncontrolspaceservices.com
NovaWurksUSA–CA–Los AlamitosResearch and Engineering2011http://www.novawurks.com
Skycorp IncorporatedUSA–CA–San FranciscoResearch and Engineering1998http://www.skycorpinc.com
Space Applications Services NV/SABelgium–BrusselsResearch and Engineering1987http://www.spaceapplications.com
OffWorldUSA–CA–PasadenaRobotics2016http://offworld.ai
Altius Space MachinesUSA–CO–BroomfieldRobotics and Spacecraft Mechanisms2010http://altius-space.com
Arca Space CorporationUSA–NM–Las CrucesRockets and Launch Support1999http://www.arcaspace.com
Bagaveev CorporationUSA–CA–Half Moon BayRockets and Launch Support2013http://bagaveev.com
Blue Origin LLCUSA–WA–KentRockets and Launch Support2000https://www.blueorigin.com
CubeCabUSA–CA–Mountain ViewRockets and Launch Support2014http://cubecab.com
ExPace Technology CorporationChina–WuhanRockets and Launch Support2016http://expace.com.cn
Firefly AerospaceUSA–TX–Cedar ParkRockets and Launch Support2017http://www.fireflyspace.com
Frontier Astronautics LLCUSA–WY–ChugwaterRockets and Launch SupportUnknownhttp://frontierastronautics.com
Generation Orbit Launch ServicesUSA–GA–AtlantaRockets and Launch Support2011http://www.generationorbit.com
Horizon Space Technologies Ltd.United Kingdom–WhitchurchRockets and Launch SupportUnknownhttp://www.horizonsas.com
Landspace Technology CorporationChina–BeijingRockets and Launch Support2015http://www.landspacetech.com
LinkSpace Aerospace TechnologyChina–BeijingRockets and Launch Support2014http://linkspace.com.cn
Masten Space SystemsUSA–CA–MojaveRockets and Launch Support2004http://masten.aero
OneSpace Technology Co.China–BeijingRockets and Launch Support2015http://www.onespacechina.com
PLD SpaceSpain–ElcheRockets and Launch Support2011http://www.pldspace.com
Reaction Engines LtdUnited Kingdom–OxfordshireRockets and Launch Support1989http://www.reactionengines.co.uk
Relativity SpaceUSA–CA–InglewoodRockets and Launch Support2016http://relativityspace.com
Rocket CraftersUSA–FL–TitusvilleRockets and Launch Support2010http://www.rocketcrafters.com
Rocket LabUSA–CA–Los AngelesRockets and Launch Support2006http://www.rocketlabusa.com
SpaceXUSA–CA–HawthorneRockets and Launch Support2002http://www.spacex.com
Stratolaunch Systems CorporationUSA–WA–SeattleRockets and Launch Support2011http://stratolaunch.com
Ursa Major TechnologiesUSA–CO–BerthoudRockets and Launch Support2015http://www.ursamajortechnologies.com
Vector LaunchUSA–AZ–TucsonRockets and Launch Support2016http://www.vector-launch.com
Virgin OrbitUSA–CA–Long BeachRockets and Launch Support2017http://www.virginorbit.com
Zero 2 InfinitySpain–BarcelonaRockets and Launch Support2009http://www.zero2infinity.space
Interorbital SystemsUSA–CA–MojaveRockets and Satellites1996http://www.interorbital.com
Space Information LabsUSA–CA–Santa MariaRockets and Satellites2004http://www.spaceinformationlabs.com
Ventions LLCUSA–CA–San FranciscoRockets and Spacecraft Components2004http://ventions.com
D-Orbit SRLItaly–MilanSatellite Launch and Decommissioning2011http://www.deorbitaldevices.com
Astrobotic TechnologyUSA–PA–PittsburghSatellite Launch Services2008http://astrobotic.com
Leaf SpaceItaly–LomazzoSatellite Launch Services2014https://leaf.space
Levity Space SystemsGermany–AachenSatellite Launch Services2017http://www.levity.space
UnseenLabsFrance–RennesSatellites – Maritime Tracking & SurveillanceUnknownhttps://unseenlabs.space
The Aerospace CorporationUSA–CA–El SegundoSatellites – Military/DARPA1960http://www.aerospace.org
Berlin Space Technologies GmbHGermany–BerlinSatellites and Components2009https://www.berlin-space-tech.com
Clyde Space Ltd.Scotland–GlasgowSatellites and Components2005http://www.clyde.space
JSC Information Satellite SystemsRussia–ZheleznogorskSatellites and Components1959http://www.iss-reshetnev.com
NanoAvionicsLithuania–VilniusSatellites and Components2014http://n-avionics.com
NavcoursSouth Korea–DaejeonSatellites and Components1996http://www.navcours.com/en/
OneWeb SatellitesUSA-FL-CocoaSatellites and Components2015http://www.onewebsatellites.com
Sitael S.p.A.Italy–Mola di BariSatellites and Components1994http://www.sitael.com
SpaceQuestUSA–VA–FairfaxSatellites and Components1994http://www.spacequest.com
Tesat Spacecom GmbH & Co. KGGermany–BacknangSatellites and Components1949http://www.tesat.de
INVAP S.E.Argentina–BarilocheSatellites and Ground Stations1976http://www.invap.com.ar/en/
Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd (SSTL)United Kingdom–GuildfordSatellites and Ground Stations1985http://www.sstl.co.uk
ISIS - Innovative Solutions in Space BVNetherlands–DelftSatellites and Launch Services2006https://www.isispace.nl
Aerial & Maritime Ltd.MauritiusSatOps – Air & Maritime Monitoring2015http://aerial-maritime.com/GB.aspx
ScepterUSA–CA–San FranciscoSatOps – Air Pollution Monitoring2015http://scepterair.com
AireonUSA–VA–McLeanSatOps – Air Traffic Monitoring2011https://aireon.com
Cloud Constellation CorporationUSA–CA–Los AngelesSatOps – Cloud Data StorageUnknownhttp://spacebelt.com
Analytical SpaceUSA–MA–CambridgeSatOps – Data Communications2016https://www.analyticalspace.com
Atlas Space OperationsUSA–MI–Traverse CitySatOps – Data Communications2015http://www.atlasground.com
BridgeSatUSA–CO–DenverSatOps – Data Communications2015http://www.bridgesatinc.com
LeoSat EnterprisesUSA–FL–Pompano BeachSatOps – Data Communications2013http://www.leosat.com
Transcelestial Technologies PTE LTDSingaporeSatOps – Data Communications2016http://www.transcelestial.com
Astro DigitalUSA–CA–Santa ClaraSatOps – Earth ObservationUnknownhttps://www.astrodigital.com
Axelspace CorporationJapan–TokyoSatOps – Earth Observation2008https://www.axelspace.com/en/
BlackSkyUSA–WA–SeattleSatOps – Earth Observation1999https://www.blacksky.com
EarthcubeFrance–ParisSatOps – Earth Observation2016https://www.earthcube.eu/
Earth-I Ltd.United KingdomSatOps – Earth Observation2015http://earthi.space
Hera SystemsUSA–CA–San JoseSatOps – Earth Observation2013http://www.herasys.com
KoolockUSA–CA–Moffett FieldSatOps – Earth Observation2015http://www.koolock.com
Orbital InsightUSA–CA–Mountain ViewSatOps – Earth Observation2013https://orbitalinsight.com/
Planet Labs (aka Planet)USA–CA–San FranciscoSatOps – Earth Observation2010https://www.planet.com
Promethean LabsCanada-EdmontonSatOps – Earth Observation2016http://prometheanlabs.ca
Veoware LimitedUnited Kingdom–GuildfordSatOps – Earth Observation2016https://www.veoware.space
TEKEVERPortugal–LisboaSatOps – Earth Observation & Air/Marine Monitoring2001http://www.tekever.com
HypercubesUSA–CA–San FranciscoSatOps – Earth Observation & HyperspectralUnknownhttp://www.hypercubes.global
NorStar Space DataCanada-MontrealSatOps – Earth Observation & Hyperspectral2012?https://www.northstar-data.com
Reaktor Space Lab OyFinland–HelsinkiSatOps – Earth Observation & Hyperspectral2016https://reaktorspace.com
SatellogicArgentina–Bueno AiresSatOps – Earth Observation & Hyperspectral2010https://www.satellogic.com
Karten SpaceSpain–MiñanoSatOps – Earth Observation & Marine Monitoring2015http://kartenspace.comen
GHGSatCanada-MontrealSatOps – Emissions Monitoring2011http://www.ghgsat.com
AstranisUSA–CA–San FranciscoSatOps – Internet Communications2015https://www.astranis.com
Astrome Technologies Pvt. Ltd.India–BangaloreSatOps – Internet Communications2015http://www.astrome.co
Kacific Broadband SatellitesSingaporeSatOps – Internet Communications2013http://www.kacific.com
NSLCommIsrael–Tel Aviv AreaSatOps – Internet Communications2012https://www.nslcomm.com
OneWebUSA–VA–ArlingtonSatOps – Internet Communications2012http://www.oneweb.world
AISTECH SpaceSpain–BarcelonaSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://aistechspace.com
Astrocast SASwitzerland–LausanneSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2014https://www.astrocast.com
Blink Astro LLCUSA–GA–AtlantaSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://www.blinkastro.com
eightyLEOGermany–BerlinSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://www.eightyleo.com
Fleet Space TechnologiesAustralia–Beverley SASatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://www.fleet.space
Helios WireCanada–VancouverSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2016http://www.helioswire.com
HiberNetherlands–AmsterdamSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://www.hiber.global
Kepler CommunicationCanada–TorontoSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://keplercommunications.com
Kymeta CorporationUSA–WA–RedmondSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2012http://www.kymetacorp.com
Lacuna Space Ltd.United Kingdom–OxfordshireSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2016http://lacuna.space
Ligado NetworksUSA–VA–RestonSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://www.ligado.com
MyriotaAustralia–Adelaide SASatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015http://myriota.com
OQ TechnologyLuxembourg–WasserbilligSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015https://www.oqtec.space
Sky and Space Global Ltd.United Kingdom–LondonSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2015https://www.skyandspace.global
Terran Orbital CorporationUSA–CA–IrvineSatOps – IoT/Machine-to-Machine Connectivity2013http://terranorbital.com
Audacy CorporationUSA–CA–Mountain ViewSatOps – Satellite Relay Data Communications2015https://audacy.space
Capella SpaceUSA–CA–San FranciscoSatOps – Surveillance and Tracking2016https://www.capellaspace.com
Hawkeye 360USA–VA–HerndonSatOps – Surveillance and Tracking2015http://www.he360.com
ICEYEFinland–HelsinkiSatOps – Surveillance and Tracking2015https://www.iceye.com
SRT Marine Systems plcUnited Kingdom–BathSatOps – Surveillance and TrackingUnknownhttps://srt-marine.com
Trident SpaceUSA–VA–FairfaxSatOps – Surveillance and Tracking2016http://www.tridentspace.com
Ursa Space SystemsUSA–NY–IthacaSatOps – Surveillance and Tracking2014https://www.ursaspace.com
XpressSARUSA–VA–ArlingtonSatOps – Surveillance and TrackingUnknownhttp://www.xpresssar.com
GeoOpticsUSA–CO–BoulderSatOps – Weather Monitoring2006http://www.geooptics.com
Orbital Micro SystemsUSA–CO–BoulderSatOps – Weather Monitoring2013http://www.orbitalmicro.com
PlanetiQUSA–CO–BoulderSatOps – Weather Monitoring2012http://planetiq.com
Spire GlobalUSA–CA–San FranciscoSatOps – Weather, Air & Maritime Monitoring2012https://spire.com
AZUR Space Solar Power GmbHGermany–HeilbronnSolar Cell Assemblies2006http://www.azurspace.com
LSE Space GmbHGermany–WesslingSpace Consulting and Mission Support1990http://www.lsespace.com
AstroScaleSingaporeSpace Debris Removal2013http://www.astroscale.com
Aviospace S.r.l.Italy–TurinSpace Debris Removal2004http://www.aviospace.com
SpaceFab.USUSA–CA–Laguna NiguelSpace Telescope2016http://www.spacefab.us
Space AdventuresUSA–VA–ViennaSpace Tourism1997http://www.spaceadventures.com
Virgin GalacticUSA–CA–MojaveSpace Tourism2004http://www.virgingalactic.com
Eden ISSGermany–BremenSpace-Based Agriculture2015http://eden-iss.net
NanoRacks LLCUSA–TX–HoustonSpace-Based Laboratory2009http://www.nanoracks.com
SpacePharmaSwitzerland–CourgenaySpace-Based Laboratory2012http://www.space4p.com
Made In SpaceUSA–FL–JacksonvilleSpace-Based Manufacturing2010http://www.madeinspace.us
Kistler GroupSwitzerland–WinterthurSpacecraft Components1959https://www.kistler.com/en/
Rocketstar RoboticsUSA–CA–CamarilloSpacecraft Components1993http://www.rocketstarrobotics.com
SENER GroupSpain–BiscaySpacecraft Components1956http://www.aerospace.sener
TNONetherlands–The HagueSpacecraft Components1932https://www.tno.nl/en/
TRANSPACE Technologies Pvt Ltd.India–BangaloreSpacecraft ComponentsUnknownhttp://www.transpace.co.in
The Spaceship CompanyUSA–CA–MojaveSpaceship Manufacturer2005http://www.thespaceshipcompany.com
Paragon Space Development CorporationUSA–AZ–TucsonSpacesuits and Life Support Products1993http://www.ParagonSDC.com
World View EnterprisesUSA–AZ–TucsonStratollite Balloon Manufacturer2013https://worldview.space
RUAG Space AGSwitzerland–BernSpacecraft ComponentsUnknownhttps://www.ruag.com/en
EnduroSatBulgaria–SofiaSatellites and Components2015https://www.endurosat.com
Gauss SrlItaly–RomeSatellites and Launch Services2012http://www.gaussteam.com

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