Traditionally, access to space has been limited to government entities due to high cost. Sending satellites into orbit once required purchasing an entire rocket; however, with the growing industry of smallsats, the demand for routine, cost-effective access to space has increased exponentially. Demand, coupled with the growing number of launch vehicle providers, created an opportunity for Spaceflight to assist in identifying, booking and managing rideshare launches.
With a straightforward and cost-effective suite of products and services including state-of-the-art satellite infrastructure, rideshare launch offerings, payload integration and global communications networks, Spaceflight enables commercial, non-profit organizations and government entities get launched, achieving their mission goals – on time and on budget.
Spaceflight has won multiple industry awards. Here are just a few!
Company of the Year, Breakthrough of the Year for SSO-A
Debut of Spaceflight Launch Services
Launched first Spaceflight customers (Planet and NASA AMES)
First rideshare mission
First flight on Antares, Dnepr, and Soyuz rockets
Spaceflight’s ground stations open
First foreign customer
Purchased first SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket for rideshare
First flight on Falcon 9
First flight on ISRO’s PSLV
First deployment to two different orbits from a launch
First flight on Minotaur
GSA contract signed
Spaceflight signs NASA contract to launch U-class payloads
Spaceflight launches 100th cubesat
Spaceflight launches record-breaking SSO-A mission carrying 64 smallsats
Launch of 200th cubesat
First mission to GTO on Falcon 9
First mission on RocketLab’s Electron
First deployment from above International Space Station
Contract signed for Amazonia-1 - largest satellite to launch with Spaceflight
Spaceflight Industries signs agreement to sell Spaceflight's launch business to Mitsui & Co., Ltd. and Yamasa Co.
Sherpa-FX, the first in the Sherpa-NG (next gen) portfolio of OTVs, flies on SpaceX's Transporter-1 mission deploying 15 spacecraft
Launch of Amazonia-1 (AZ-1), the largest satellite (~700 kg) launched to date by Spaceflight
Launch of Sherpa LTE-1, the industry's first electric propulsive vehicle
Successful first launch with Astra
Our 50th launch, surpassing 450 payloads launched!
Successful debut launches of Sherpa-AC
New corporate headquarters opens in Bellevue, WA