NASA Ames Research Center

NASA Ames Research Center NASA Ames Research Center, one of ten NASA field enters, is located in the heart of California's Silicon Valley. For more than 75 years, Ames has led NASA in conducting world-class research and development in aeronautics, exploration technology and science aligned with the center's core capabilities.

Shackleton Energy Company

Shackleton Energy Company It is possible to solve three global challenges—energy, water, communications —with a single off-world solution. Solar power stations, doubling as communications platforms in geostationary orbit are the cleanest, most efficient and most elegant way to supply 30 terawatts of power to 10 billion people by 2100. Excess power can be used to desalinate water and high power communications can be provided by the entire space solar power station network. On the platform of its propellant depot and lunar transportation architecture, Shackleton Energy Company and its leading multi-national partners are forming a consortium launching in September 2015 to begin a generational program of establishing new space infrastructure for the benefit of all humanity.

Hogan Lovells

Hogan Lovells Change is happening faster than ever, and to stay ahead, you need to anticipate what’s next. Legal challenges come from all directions. We understand and work together with you to solve the toughest legal issues in major industries and commercial centers around the world. Whether you’re expanding into new markets, considering capital from new sources, or dealing with increasingly complex regulation or disputes, we can help. Whether change brings opportunity, risk, or disruption, be ready by working with Hogan Lovells. Straight-talking. Understanding and solving the problem before it becomes one. Delivering clear and practical advice that gets your job done. Hogan Lovells offers extensive experience and insights gained from working in some of the world's most complex legal environments and markets for corporations, financial institutions and governments. We help you identify and mitigate risk and make the most of opportunities. Our 2,500 lawyers on six continents provide practical legal solutions wherever your work takes you. A fast-changing and inter-connected world requires fresh thinking combined with proven experience. That's what we provide. Progress starts with ideas. And while imagination helps at every level, our legal solutions are aligned with your business strategy. Our experience in cross-border and emerging economies gives us the market perspective to be your global partner. We believe that when knowledge travels, opportunities arise. Our team has a wide range of backgrounds. Diversity of backgrounds and experience delivers a broader perspective. Perspectives which ultimately make for more rounded thinking and better answers for you. Giving back to communities and society is fundamental to good business. And, it’s part of our core. We are advocates of justice, equality, and opportunity. Everyone at Hogan Lovells is asked to volunteer at least 25 hours a year as part of their normal work duties. Around the world, our people are making a difference through pro bono activities, community investment, and social justice.

Keysight Technologies

Keysight Technologies Keysight Technologies (NYSE:KEYS) - (formerly Agilent’s Electronic Measurement Group) is a global electronic measurement technology company and market leader helping to transform its customers' measurement experience through innovations in aerospace, wireless, modular, and software solutions. Keysight Technologies delivers test platforms such as signal analyzers, signal sources, network analyzers, high-performance oscilloscopes and modular and hybrid systems. It also offers the most comprehensive EDA portfolio and the widest range of measurement application software. Keysight has been the leading provider of electronic test and measurement solutions to the space industry for over 75 years. We’ve evolved from our legacy beginnings as Hewlett- Packard, grew into Agilent Technologies, and now blossomed into Keysight Technologies. Keysight Technologies is excited to support the advancement of NewSpace, that disruptive force in the space industry that’s driving completely new business models and rapidly evolving with the proliferation of small satellites, new applications, services, and infrastructure. Keysight is committed to providing solutions to the changing needs of the industries we serve. The business had revenues of $2.9 billion in fiscal year 2014. Information about Keysight is available at

Vulcan Aerospace

Vulcan Aerospace The world continues to witness SpaceShipOne’s impact on NewSpace, and Vulcan Aerospace remains committed to leading the movement into NextSpace. Vulcan, Inc. is a company founded in 1986 by Paul Allen and Jody Allen. The company’s mission is to find effective solutions for some of the world’s toughest challenges, including improving access to space. Paul Allen believes “the drive toward new frontiers is integral to our humanity” and with Vulcan’s diverse projects he strives to keep stretching the boundaries of the possible. In that spirit, Vulcan Aerospace is the company within Vulcan that plans and executes projects to shift how the world conceptualizes space travel through cost reduction and on-demand access. Vulcan Aerospace has its heritage in SpaceShipOne and oversees the Stratolaunch Systems project. Additionally, Vulcan Aerospace collaborates across Vulcan Inc. for projects dealing with space.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp.

Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. Ball Aerospace & Technologies Corp. supports critical missions for national agencies such as the Department of Defense, NASA, NOAA and other U.S. government and commercial entities. The company develops and manufactures spacecraft, advanced instruments and sensors, components, data exploitation systems and RF solutions for strategic, tactical and scientific applications. Ball continues to invest and innovate in affordable, high resolution imaging systems, contributing to the needs of civil, military and commercial customers.

Heinlein Prize Trust

Heinlein Prize Trust The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of Robert A. Heinlein, a renowned American author. The purpose of the Heinlein Prize is to encourage and reward progress in commercial space activities that advances Robert and his wife Virginia's dream of humanity's future in space. Efforts include: the Heinlein Prize for Accomplishments in Commercial Space Activities, the Microgravity Research Competition, the Heinlein Commercial Space Activity Prize, the ``Flight Into the Future'' international contests, the Have Spacesuit — Will Travel educational program, and the online Heinlein Archives.

Elysium Space

Elysium Space The final frontier is an exceptional place to honor and celebrate the life of someone you love. Elysium Space offers awe-inspiring memorial spaceflights to have a symbolic portion of a departed’s ashes launched into space. Our specially designed memorial spacecraft respectfully and peacefully orbits the Earth for several months. Family and friends follow this journey through the stars using our beautiful mobile app, which shows in real time the spacecraft location and how the world looks from this majestic place. Eventually, in a last poetic moment, the spacecraft harmlessly reenters the Earth’s atmosphere, blazing as a shooting star


Polispace PoliSpace is an independent space policy consultancy. The company focuses on helping space entrepreneurs and intrepreneurs succeed at the nexus of space business, technology, and public affairs, by providing strategic planning and government relations. Clients include several firms in the emerging private human space flight industry and companies offering commercial services to NASA spaceflight programs.


SpaceVR SpaceVR is a consumer, enterprise and direct license space platform committed to providing the Overview Effect to people on Earth through the use of immersive technology delivered on any mobile, desktop or virtual reality device using 3D, 360° cameras.


UrtheCast UrtheCast Corp. is an international technology company that is developing the world’s first interactive Earth platform, with video fed from space in full color. Working with prominent aerospace partners from across the globe, UrtheCast has built, launched, installed, and now operates its Ultra HD video camera, Iris, on the ISS alongside its medium-resolution camera, Theia. Video and still image data captured by the cameras is downlinked to ground stations across the planet and displayed on the UrtheCast web platform, or distributed directly to partners and customers. In combination with our sensors on the ISS and two recently-purchased satellites, Deimos-1 and Deimos-2, these sensors will help us realize UrtheCast's vision of democratizing Earth Observation data, making these powerful resources more accessible and user-friendly. UrtheCast’s suite of cameras will provide Ultra HD video and imagery that will allow for the monitoring of the environment, humanitarian relief efforts, social events, agricultural resources, and more.

Caldwell Vineyard

Caldwell Vineyard Caldwell is about love and family (you can taste it in our wines). But around here, it’s a little bit about misbehaving, taking chances and mischief too. John Caldwell is known by many names but here in legendary Napa Valley, he’s a legend all his own. Over the last 40 years John has built Caldwell Vineyard into what is arguably one of the greatest and most unique wine estates in the world. With 28 different clone-specific grape varieties, Caldwell also has the distinction of being the one of the first U.S. wineries with its own on-site barrel cooperage, something only seven other wineries in the world can say. The original wine industry maverick, John is the man responsible for introducing the most prized Bordeaux root stock and grapevine clones to California. Now considered the industry standard in U.S. vineyards, John worked with the French government to create and license the Entav-Inra clones for all of North America. Planted in 1982, Caldwell has been the grape source to some pretty heavy hitters, over the years including: Moone Tsai (Philippe Melka), Merus and Brion (Mark Herold), Pahlmeyer (Helen Turley), Patz and Hall, Joseph Phelps’ Insignia, Stéphane Derenoncourt and a heap of others. When their first son was born, John and Joy decided to make a wine of their own to represent the best of what their vineyard had to offer. Working with Philippe Melka, they released the first vintage of 1998 Caldwell “Silver” Proprietary Red wine. Today, alongside his wife Joy and winemaker Marbue Marke, Caldwell Vineyard makes more than 23 wines for the Caldwell Signature Collection, Varietal Collection, Rocket Science and the Society of Smugglers.

Cristaux International

Cristaux International Cristaux International is a unique, full-service design and manufacturing company specializing in custom awards and other high-end forms of recognition. We represent the echelon of avant-garde award designs and concepts along with a continuously expanding array of contemporary products using creative mediums. Our products have been seen in over 90 countries, while our factory to consumer direct approach has given us the ability to bring your ideas to life in the most efficient and cost effective ways possible.

Deep Space Industries

Deep Space Industries Deep Space Industries will be the leading provider of in-space fuel, materials and supplies, harvested from near Earth asteroids. The innovative technologies created to achieve this bold mission have addressed immediate market needs in the nanosatellite industry, allowing DSI to enable future in-space customers by providing the spacecraft systems needed to grow their businesses in the near term. The rapidly growing nanosatellite market will provide early revenue for the company as it builds its asteroid mining and materials supply business. DSI’s long-term vision is one of a robust product and service offering that includes sophisticated avionics launched from the ground, paired with large solar concentrators, antennas and other infrastructure manufactured on-orbit, supported by an unlimited supply of fuel and raw materials.

Google Lunar XPRIZE

Google Lunar XPRIZE The Google Lunar XPRIZE is incentivizing space entrepreneurs to create a new era of affordable access to the Moon and beyond. Operated by the XPRIZE Foundation, the competition’s $30 million prize purse will be awarded to teams who are able to land a privately funded rover on the moon, travel 500 meters, and transmit back high definition video and images. The first team that successfully completes this mission will be awarded the $20 million dollar Grand Prize. The second team to successfully complete the mission will be awarded $5 million dollars. To win either of these prizes, teams must prove that 90% of their mission costs were funded by private sources. In addition, several bonus prizes are available for further technical and scientific achievements, such as surviving the lunar night or visiting an Apollo landing site.


Huawei Huawei is a global leader of ICT solutions. Continuously innovating based on customer needs, we are committed to enhancing customer experiences and creating maximum value for telecom carriers, enterprises, and consumers. Our telecom network equipment, IT products and solutions, and smart devices are used in 170 countries and regions and serve one third of the world’s population. Working closely with partners, we endeavor to build an efficient and integrated digital logistics system which will enhance interconnectivity and interactivity – between people and people, people and things, and things and things – to spark infinite opportunities and potential for everyone everywhere and to move the world forward.


SSL SSL is a leading provider of commercial satellites with expertise to support satellite operators and innovative space related missions. The company designs and manufactures spacecraft for services such as video content distribution, direct-to-home television, broadband Internet, mobile communications, and Earth observation. As one of Silicon Valley’s original technology companies, SSL’s advanced product line also includes state-of-the-art small satellites, and sophisticated robotics and automation solutions for remote operations. For more information, visit


XISP Inc. Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships, Inc. (XISP-Inc), has been formed to accomplish space-scalable technology and product development that leverages commercial applications to fund the maturation of the available technology base for both mission enhancing as well as mission enabling space and terrestrial applications. XISP-Inc's goal is achieving a material reduction in the cost, schedule, and technical risk associated with the use of innovative technologies currently stranded at low levels of technological maturity.

Space Frontier Foundation

Space Frontier Foundation We are transforming space from a government-owned bureaucratic program into a dynamic and inclusive frontier open to people. We are determined to convert the image held by many young people that the future will be worse than the present, and we reject the idea that the world’s greatest moments are in its past. Founded in 1988, the Space Frontier Foundation is an advocacy organization committed to realizing the vision of a greatly expanded and permanent human presence in space. Space alone offers the resources necessary to ensure the survival and prosperity of our species for numerous generations to come. To realize this vision, the Foundation is fundamentally transforming the conception of space as the exclusive domain of government and government affiliated organizations into a widely accessible frontier ripe with opportunity. Read about our founding and history. Through conferences, speakers, policy papers, awards, prizes, and nationally recognized projects, the Space Frontier Foundation is actively advancing the cause of “NewSpace,” the term which has come to represent space infused with the spirit of entrepreneurialism and the free market. The Space Frontier Foundation is composed of a diverse, multinational array of space activists, expert scientists and engineers, media and political professionals, entrepreneurs, investors, and passionate citizens. You too can be a part of the Space Frontier Foundation. Contact us today to find out how.

National Space Society

National Space Society The National Space Society (NSS) is an independent, educational, grassroots, non-profit organization dedicated to the creation of a spacefaring civilization. Founded as the National Space Institute (1974) and L5 Society (1975), which merged to form NSS in 1987, NSS is widely acknowledged as the preeminent citizen's voice on space. NSS has over 50 chapters in the United States and around the world. The society also publishes Ad Astra magazine, an award-winning periodical chronicling the most important developments in space.

NewSpace Business Plan Competition

NewSpace Business Plan Competition


SEDS-USA Students for the Explorations and Development of Space is an independent, student-based organization which promotes the exploration and development of space. SEDS pursues this mission by educating people about the benefits of space, by supporting a network of interested students, by providing an opportunity for members to develop their leadership skills, and inspiring people through our involvement in space-related projects. SEDS believes in a space-faring civilization and that focusing the enthusiasm of young people is the key to our future in space.

Silicon Valley Space Center

Silicon Valley Space Center The Silicon Valley Space Center integrates the innovative and entrepreneurial practices of Silicon Valley into the burgeoning NewSpace industry. This includes the Valley’s practices for business acceleration, incubation, and angel level funding. The SVSC enables entrepreneurial start-up or early-stage companies to commercialize products or service concepts for space, and helps entrepreneurs identify niches in NewSpace markets. SVSC incorporates the Valley’s richness of technology, business, entrepreneurial finance, and educational leadership.