Dedicated Rideshare: What It Is, How It Works, Why It Matters

By Curt Blake, President of Spaceflight (Portions of this post first appeared in SatMagazine, April 2016 issue) Spaceflight works with launch vehicle providers across the planet, offering capabilities to launch cubesats, microsats and telecommunications satellites, and everything in between. Our customers can choose to hitch a ride on a launch to popular destinations such as sun-synchronous and geosynchronous transfer orbits, or as we announced rece

Why the GSA Deal Matters

In the rideshare industry, launch opportunities come and go as fast as a Groupon deal. Even locating a launch opportunity can be as mysterious as locating the Amazon Treasure Truck. Having worked at Spaceflight now for almost four years, I have seen many launches pop up and slip away because the contracting process for our customers was too timely and cumbersome. Our ultimate goal at Spaceflight is to make accessing space as routine as calling an Ube...

Spaceflight Awarded First GSA Schedule Contract for Satellite Launch Services

U.S. government agencies can now easily order CubeSat or MicroSat launches online, complete with pre-approved launch prices and a streamlined process SEATTLE – February 10, 2016 — Spaceflight, the company reinventing the model for launching satellites into space, today announced it is the first launch services provider to be awarded the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Professional Services Schedule (00CORP). As a recipient of the contract, Spac

Spaceflight CEO Jason Andrews Recognized as a ‘Newsmaker of the Year’ by GeekWire

Andrews honored among region’s top business leaders for innovations in the commercialization of space Seattle, December 3, 2015 — Spaceflight Industries founder and CEO Jason Andrews has been recognized by GeekWire as one of the region’s most significant newsmakers this year. The selection committee commended Andrews for his active role in leading Spaceflight Industries to the front runner position in the commercialization of space, as well as for securi

Spaceflight Brings Third Fully-Operational Ground Station Online in New Zealand

Outfitted with technology from ORBIT Communication Systems, new ground station increases network capacity for communications with small satellites SEATTLE (October 13, 2015) — Spaceflight, the leading full-service satellite, launch and communications provider, announced its third and newest ground station in Invercargill, New Zealand is now fully operational. With two other operational stations located in Fairbanks, AK and Tukwila, WA, Spaceflight conti...

Spaceflight Purchases SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket to Provide More Frequent, Cost-Effective Rideshare Availability for Small Satellite Industry

SEATTLE (September 30, 2015)— Spaceflight, the company reinventing the model for launching small satellites into space, today announced the purchase of a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket and the expansion of its launch services to include dedicated rideshare missions. Spaceflight’s first dedicated rideshare mission, named the “2017 Sun Synch Express,” will launch in the second half of 2017 to a sun-synchronous low Earth orbit which is popular for earth imaging sat...

Kratos’ RT Logic and Spaceflight Announce Partnership for Enhanced Small Satellite Ground Support

Kratos’ RT Logic and Spaceflight Announce Partnership for Enhanced Small Satellite Ground Support RT Logic Radios in Spaceflight’s Global Ground Network Will Simplify Ground to Space Communications SAN DIEGO 10 August, 2015 – Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. (Nasdaq: KTOS), a leading National Security Solutions provider, announced today a partnership between its RT Logic subsidiary and Spaceflight Networks, Spaceflight Industries’ line of bu

Spaceflight Partners with Spire, Tethers Unlimited, BitBeam and Syrlinks to Expand Its Global Communications Business

SEATTLE, July 13, 2015 – Spaceflight Networks, Spaceflight Industries’ line of business providing cost-effective satellite communications and data services, today announced partnerships with satellite data company Spire Global, Inc. and spacecraft radio providers Tethers Unlimited, BitBeam Inc. and Syrlinks. The partnerships will support Spaceflight Networks as it builds out its “cell phone network for space,” a low-latency data network to meet the communi

NovaWurks and Spaceflight Services Announce Launch Contract For Payload Test Bed Mission in Fall 2017

LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. & SEATTLE, June 24, 2015 (NovaWurks/Spaceflight Services PR) – NovaWurks™ Inc. and Spaceflight Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Spaceflight Industries, Inc. offering commercial rideshare launch services, today announced a signed launch contract for a NovaWurks Payload Test Bed (PTB) mission planned for the third quarter of 2017. PTB-2, the second of the company’s Payload Test Bed missions, is scheduled to launch into a sun-sy...

Spaceflight Celebrates Successful Integration with Launch of Company Website

New Website Serves as One-Stop Portal for Bundled, Cost-Effective Small-Satellite Solutions and Services SEATTLE, June 2, 2015 – Spaceflight Industries (Spaceflight), a next-generation satellite products and services company aimed at transforming the use of space, today announced it has completed the corporate integration of its three service lines under a common brand, including Spaceflight Systems (formerly Andrews Space), Spaceflight Services and Spa