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The Azores Mission Structure for Space (EMA-Space) is an entity acting under the direct dependency of the Regional Undersecretary of the President, with the goal of manage and coordinate all the infrastructures and technical or scientific activities, directly or indirectly related to Space or the aerospace sector, to be developed in the Azores, and to ensure the implementation and monitoring of the “Azores Strategy for Space”.

EMA-Space is also responsible for:

  • Proceed the regional policies related to the aerospace sector, in coordination with the Portuguese Space Agency – PT Space, of which the Autonomous Region of the Azores is a founding member, following the development of the regional Space sector;
  • Articulate with RAEGE Azores – Atlantic Network of Geodynamic and Space Stations, based in Vila do Porto, island of Santa Maria, the prosecution of the related goals and activities, in its area of intervention and within the scope of their competences;
  • Promote and operationalize the “Azores Strategy for Space”;
  • Prepare the implementation and monitoring plan for the “Azores Strategy for Space” articulating and acting as a contact point in the Azores, for their coordination;
  • Promote the development of scientific research to allow the acquisition of knowledge, new products, processes and services concerning its fields of activity;
  • Strengthen collaboration, articulation and promotion between relevant sectors of economy and investigation, as well as with external entities, with the goal of guaranteeing and hosting projects of an international scientific nature, selecting funding sources related to scientific and technical activity related to the Space;
  • Streamline the existing projects and the growing capabilities of the aerospace sector in the Azores, attracting new projects, initiatives or investments;
  • Ensure the institutional relations with regional, national, European and international entities in their fields of competence;
  • Promote attraction of companies and investors to develop the Azores Space Ecosystem, acting as an entry point;
  • Support the application process concerning licensing and other requirements for the development of space related activities in the Azores, in collaboration with national authorities.

Space Azores

Located in the southernmost part of Texas with quick access to the Gulf of Mexico & the US Interstate highway system, the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport (BRO) serves as a strategic port of entry. The airport is also a familiar beacon to the US for all international and domestic air carriers, as well to corporate and general aviation operators flying through the world’s airspace system.  At BRO, we have two runways capable of serving 95% of the existing commercial fleet and 100% of the corporate and general aviation fleet. The airport is equipped with three types of instrument approaches that allow to safely conduct air operations even in adverse weather conditions, a Federal Inspection Station open 365 days a year, 24 hours a day and two fixed base operators on the field.  BRO commissioned a consulting firm to conduct a Spaceport Feasibility Study, the document is in its final stage before 100% deliverables, however, the primary result is a determination of “feasible” for a horizontal-launch concept with an associated spaceport launch site operator’s license for BRO. A horizontal launch capability would demonstrate a full spectrum of spaceport options and would potentially complement the vertical launch capabilities nearby (Boca Chica Launch Site)

Brownsville South Padre Island

Cecil Spaceport, located in Jacksonville, FL, is one of the most unique aerospace facilities in the Southeast U.S. Cecil is home to two rocket test stands, the third-longest runway in Florida (12,500’ x 200’) that can handle any aircraft in the world, a brand-new mission control center, and over three hundred acres reserved specifically for spaceport development. The spaceport is part of Cecil Airport, which has three other massive runways beyond the primary, hundreds of other acres available for development, and is home to major tenants such as Boeing and Flightstar Aircraft Services. Our Class D airspace provides control for your flight operations without the limitations of busier, airline-filled skies. Jacksonville also possesses three interstates, a deepwater port, and rail. At Cecil, we’re ready to help your aerospace business launch to the next level.

Cecil Spaceport

Colorado Air and Space Port will serve as America’s hub for commercial space transportation, research, and development. Horizontal launch facilities like Colorado Air and Space Port are developing around the world and have the potential to become the foundation for a global suborbital transportation network. Located six miles from Denver International Airport, Colorado Air and Space Port is conveniently accessible.

 Colorado Spaceport

Criptaliae is the Spaceport designed in 2018 by Italian Government. Located at Grottaglie Airport, the spaceport will support horizontal take-off and land, Air Launch, Suborbital, and Reentry operations.

Spaceport Grottaglie

Equatorial Launch Australia (ELA) owns and operates the Arnhem Space Centre (ASC), a multi-user commercial spaceport in East Arnhem Land in the Northern Territory, Australia at 12° S. In partnership with NASA, ELA launched three rockets to over 300km into space over a 15-day period in June/July 2022. This was both the first ever commercial space launch from Australia and the first ever launch by NASA from a commercial spaceport. ELA and the proximity of the ASC to the equator offers rocket companies and their payload customers operational freedom and simplicity for both their launch and mission design.
With access to the full range of orbits and inclinations from <12 deg to >110 deg (south) we provide the following value-added services supporting the mission and launch:
• Mission/Launch planning and feasibility
• ASA Launch Permit and regulation/compliance management
• Full scope launch preparation and conduct including: logistics, operations management and launch/range control and management
• Recovery of vehicles/stages
• Full test and Range services avail for both commercial and military customers using our Arnhem
Space Test and Evaluation Range (ASTER)
• Payload management
• Fuel/gas production, acquisition, storage and preparation.


Swedish Space Corporation (SSC) is a leading provider of advanced space services including launch, operations, satellite communications, payload development, space engineering, and data analytics. Esrange Space Center, located in northern Sweden above the Arctic Circle, is SSC’s operations facility. SSC has been launching suborbital rockets and stratospheric balloons from Esrange for over 50 years and now hosts a rocket testbed and reusable launch vehicle testing facility. In 2023, Spaceport Esrange was inaugurated for orbital launches, offering access to space from mainland Europe. With satellite launches to complement the existing space services, SSC helps Earth benefit from Space.

Hokkaido Spaceport (HOSPO) is the first public spaceport in East Asia, located in Taiki-town, Hokkaido, Japan. HOSPO will support the global space business industry as a infrastructure, provide a comfortable development and a business environment for many operators, launchers, manufacturers, etc.,


Houston Spaceport is an FAA-licensed, urban commercial spaceport offering unprecedented access to a thriving aerospace community.  In addition to serving as a launch and landing site for suborbital, reusable launch vehicles, Houston Spaceport offers laboratory office space including technology incubator space and large-scale hardware production facilities.  Houston Spaceport is located at Ellington Airport, and as a part of the Houston Airport System (HAS) fits seamlessly into one of the largest international travel infrastructures on the planet.

Houston Spaceport

Alaska Aerospace Corporation (AAC) is a State of Alaska-owned company focused on developing and supporting spaceports to create economic hubs for communities. To this end, AAC’s Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska (PSCA) on Kodiak Island, Alaska has been launching suborbital and orbital missions since 1998. This FAA-licensed orbital spaceport provide flexible, responsive and low-cost access to space for government and commercial customers. AAC also provides support to other spaceports and space companies with technical expertise and deployable range safety and telemetry capabilities.

Anchorage, Alaska

Watch Goose 3 Launch 2

Maritime Launch is a Canadian-owned commercial space company based in Nova Scotia. It is listed on the Canadian NEO stock exchange under the ticker symbol NEO:MaxQ.. Maritime Launch is developing and building Spaceport Nova Scotia, a launch site that will provide satellite delivery services to clients in support of the growing commercial space transportation industry, over the widest range of inclinations available in North America, from a single site. The development of this facility will allow prospective launch vehicles to place their satellites into low-earth orbit. This will be Canada’s first commercial orbital launch complex.

The Oklahoma Air & Spaceport is one of the nation’s first FAA-licensed spaceports. Operating under the authority of the Oklahoma Space Industry Development Authority (OSIDA) the Oklahoma Air and Spaceport manages a 152-mile long by 50-mile wide spaceflight corridor providing a unique northwest (polar) trajectory that is not in Restricted Airspace nor conflicts with Military Operations Areas (MOAs). It boasts one of North America’s largest paved runways at 13,503’ X 300’, providing exceptional horizontal launch and landing capabilities. This 2,700-acre facility, with its 1,100-acre aerospace industrial park with paved roads, utilities, and fiber, has the potential to foster aerospace research and development, testing, manufacturing, and various launch capabilities. The Oklahoma Air & Spaceport also features an Operations Control Center with Telemetry & Monitoring (T&M) room, manned air traffic control tower, onsite Aircraft Firefighting and Rescue (ARFF) unit, FBO, six large commercial hangars providing 100,000 sf of covered lease space, rail line, 96-acre paved apron, medical clinic, lightning prediction system, and even a 9-hole golf course! Located in rural Oklahoma, it is only 7 miles from Interstate 40 (and Historic Route 66) and 1 ½ hours away from Oklahoma City. Statewide partners include the FAA Mike Monroney Aeronautical Center in Oklahoma City including the Civil Aerospace Medical Institute (CAMI); the National Weather Service in Norman; three major research universities and numerous regional colleges; three U.S. Air Force bases; and access to Oklahoma’s world-class statewide network of technical training and job skills educational programs offered through Western Technology Center located next door.

Oklahoma Space Port

PR5G Zone was founded in 2000 with a single mission: to be the most successful, creative and ground-breaking advocate for critical intelligent infrastructure in Puerto Rico. We approach each of our clients with fresh eyes to develop customized, unique strategies.

Puerto Rico 5G Zone

The SaxaVord Spaceport has been designed to host a wide variety of launch missions on rockets with payloads of up to 1.5 tonnes into Sun-Synchronous, Polar and High Inclination orbits as well as suborbital flights.

But we are more than just a launch site operator – we will actively support our partners by constantly adding to and expanding our facilities and services. We know that the success of our partners is fundamental to our development. It’s in our DNA.

Shetland is the ideal location for Europe’s premier spaceport, with a long history of serving and supplying complex industries such as oil & gas with sophisticated engineering needs and excellent logistics. SaxaVord Spaceport can support a wide range of requirements, from engine test benches to research and development.

SaxaVord Spaceport

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Southern Launch: Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex

Southern Launch manages all aspects relating to space launch missions, from customer-specific launch vehicle selection, associated launch preparation and operations through to mathematical flight performance simulations, safety management and logistics.

Southern Launch operates the Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex, located on the tip of the Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. The site offers direct ascent into polar and sun-synchronous orbits.

The Australian-based spaceport is the only commercial, multi-user site that offers:

  • Proximity to established industry infrastructure that can support rocket launches;
  • Good year-round weather; and
  • Unhindered southward launch trajectories across unpopulated areas with low-density air and nautical traffic lanes.

The Whalers Way Orbital Launch Complex covers approximately 1200 Ha (2965 acres) of open land with over 6 km (3.72 miles) of ocean frontage.

Spaceport 2)
Southern Launch: Koonibba Test Range

Southern Launch manages all aspects relating to space launch missions, from customer-specific launch vehicle selection, associated launch preparation and operations through to mathematical flight performance simulations, safety management and logistics.

The Koonibba Test Range (KTR) was developed by Southern Launch in collaboration with the Koonibba Community Aboriginal Corporation and is Australia’s first licensed space launch facility.

The spaceport is located on the West Coast of the Eyre Peninsula, South Australia, and is Australia’s largest rocket testing facility, specialising in suborbital launches, with:

  • Over 10,000 square kilometres of range area
  • Up to 145km downrange
  • Overland payload recovery
  • Support from the logistics hub of Ceduna

The Koonibba Test Range extends out 145 kilometres over an uninhabited national park, providing companies with the ability to recover their rocket and payload and do further testing and systems validation before launching into orbit, which can then be done from our Whalers Way Orbital Launch Facility.

Space Florida is an ‘independent special district’ of the state and serves as the spaceport authority for the Cape Canaveral Spaceport (CCS). The CCS is recognized in Florida statute as encompassing the Kennedy Space Center and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station where Space Florida provides a host of services to the growing commercial space marketplace. Increasingly, those services to the private sector include the ownership of major facilities and equipment, roads and bridges, collaborating with utilities to provide power and commodities, and in certain locations on the CCS Space Florida also provides building permits and Certificates of Occupancy.   All the active pads at the Cape are either owned outright or have significant investments by Space Florida. Collectively, there are over $1.5B in facility and infrastructure investments in the Cape where financing and tax efficiencies by Space Florida have helped to create a manufacturing hub for rockets, capsules, satellites and the supply chain to support those activities. The vast majority of those investments are with private sector capital. Nowhere on earth is the future vision of a commercial spaceport becoming a reality more than at the Cape.

Space Florida

Spaceport America is the first purpose-built commercial spaceport in the world. The FAA-licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, has a commercial-space friendly environment of 6,000 square miles of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-foot runway, vertical launch complexes, and about 340 days of sunshine and low humidity. Some of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are customers at Spaceport America: Virgin Galactic, Boeing, UP Aerospace, EXOS Aerospace, and SpinLaunch.

Spaceport America

SpacePort Australia® Pty Ltd is an Australian based company committed to the development of an integrated educational, technological and research facility invested in the space industry. They aim to develop technological and biological solutions to aid human exploration of space.

Spaceport Australia

Stargate Peru are seeking to build and operate a Pacific Equatorial launching platform to be located at scarcely 510 km away from the Equator, pending the approval of the Peruvian Air Force and the Peruvian Space Agency (CONIDA).

Peru is in the EST time zone. The weather is clear almost entirely year long, with immediate access through the South Pacific Ocean.

Stargate Peru shall position this launching pad in Piura, Peru, as a primary global gateway for satellites and airships, as well as space resources, given Peru’s long-standing history and rich diversity of natural mining resources.

Stargate Peru

The Spaceport Company is building a network of mobile offshore launch and reentry sites to complement existing spaceport capacity and facilitate the development of point-to-point, world-wide, high-speed transportation. Our facilities and operations are designed to expedite regulatory approval and maximize operational flexibility thus enabling the fast, scalable deployment of launch and reentry site capacity in littoral locations across the world.

Located in east central Florida on the “Space Coast,” the Titusville-Cocoa Airport Authority was established to oversee a system of airports in Brevard County that include Space Coast Regional Airport, Merritt Island Airport, and Arthur Dunn Airpark. The Authority is now pleased to introduce its newest venture, the FAA-licensed Exploration Spaceport at Space Coast Regional Airport. Exploration Spaceport has it all – its nearby proximity to the Kennedy Space Center, Port Canaveral, and the Cape Canaveral Space Force Station provides a variety of unique advantages and opportunities to aerospace-industry businesses wanting to locate or expand within a burgeoning community, which just so happens to have a very celebrated history with the U.S. Space Program.

In addition to its premier locale, Exploration Spaceport offers proximity to rail service; port amenities, including FTZ-136; and major thoroughfares that include I-95, U.S. Highway 1, and SR 528. Together with the Space Coast’s 72 miles of coastline, pristine beaches, and numerous outdoor recreational activities, a mere 45-minute trek to the west will transport residents and their guests to Orlando and all of its legendary theme parks and attractions. Florida’s temperate climate and business-friendly tax structure round out just a few of the key benefits of living and working on the Space Coast.

The quality of life is unparalleled on the Space Coast, and being able to observe a rocket launch from your own backyard is becoming a near-daily occurrence. In the not-too-distant future, spaceflight from Exploration Spaceport will take off! And you will not want to miss it!

The Virginia Spaceport Authority owns and operates the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport (MARS) at Wallops Island on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. MARS offers three launch pads, an Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Airfield, the newest Payload Processing Facility (PPF) in the United States, and an Integration and Control Facility (ICF) to meet customer needs for launch, range testing and research. The spaceport is FAA licensed for vertical launches to orbit and conducts business with NASA through a Space Act Agreement and IDIQ contract.

The Greater Yuma Arizona region is made up of four states and two countries, serving a population of over 1.5 million people. Our unique location and assets allow for easy access to international and southwest markets. Our growing defense and aerospace industry thrive in our optimum climate and state of the art infrastructure support for research and development, testing and manufacturing. This region is entering the Space Launch sector due to our enviable controlled airspace and facilities that support the needs of companies launching to lower earth orbit, as well as the companies needing to launch and test ballistics. This region is leading the research and deployment of robotics, drones and laser technology that will change the way our food is grown, harvested and processed, while constantly striving for food safety guidelines that will be the example for the country and the world. The region is second in the nation for leafy green and produce production and is home to the nation’s largest food producers.

Greater Yuma

GSA Associate Members

Security – ABL Space Systems innovative vehicle and launch systems enable space resiliency. They go to great lengths to ensure that not just their suppliers, but their sub-suppliers and investors are highly vetted and audited.

Commercial – Whether it’s for natural resource management, global communications, or exploring the solar system—ABL support the science and business that is re-shaping our world. Reliable and affordable launch systems help make this possible.

Global – Quickly manufactured, flexibly operated. ABL’s versatile launch systems can activate new launch capability anywhere you want it. They service the full cislunar volume and beyond.

ABL Space Systems

ALS provides complete launch integration from the Space Vehicle (SV) factory, through launch vehicle integration, and onto SV orbital release. We perform aerospace mechanical and avionics design, analysis, engineering, test, and verification resulting in Qualified Flight Hardware. Capabilities include Digital twins, MBSE (CAD, FEM, Thermal), full scale test correlation, mission engineering, launch campaign, range safety, pre-launch preparation, and console support. We use Machine Learning and Digital Twin kinematic response equations in an immersive digital environment to support successful launch, SV release events, collaboration, training and simulation.

Adaptive Launch Systems

A world leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 72 countries with approximately 67,800 employees and serves more than 4 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen are essential small molecules for life, matter and energy. They embody Air Liquide’s scientific territory and have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902.

Air Liquide

Dedicated to building the preeminent firm in the fields of engineering and technical services, information technology, integrated logistics, warfighter, and mission support, All Points deliver the highest-quality, custom-designed products and services to all of our government and commercial clients.

Operating under a wide variety of government contract vehicles, our efforts range from short-notice tasks to long-term projects, often fulfilling special requests while complying with mission-critical constraints.

All Points

Dream, Create, Build is the foundation for AOA – a company founded by two former Walt Disney Imagineers with over five decades of combined experience in design and execution. With an unbeatable reputation for combining artistry with strategic practicality, we focus on purpose-driven markets.

We seek to capture the nexus of the big idea at the earliest stage in the process and refine it into a concise plan for seamless execution and delivery. At AOA, we pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our clients, and we are ceaselessly passionate about transforming client’s visions into unique, authentic experiences that will astonish and inspire guests, exceeding expectations.

As an industry leader in immersive experience design, production, installation, and full-service project management, we can design your dream, create your vision, and build your experience. We act as “River Guides” for our clients to establish the guardrails for feasible development.

AOA has spent the last several years working in the commercial space tourism industry. Our team is specialized in developing complex and highly-tailored guest programs, storytelling combined with experiential design, fundraising visualization tools, and strategic implementation. From working in simulated space experiences to commercial space resorts to private spaceflight training centers, AOA is established in what it takes to provide world-class destinations.


BRPH is a technically focused and creative A/E/C firm dedicated to solving clients’ most pressing challenges through mission solutions, architecture, engineering, design, and construction services. We partner with clients in the aerospace/defense, manufacturing, commercial, hospitality, education and entertainment industries to plan, design, manage and construct industry-leading facilities and solutions. Founded in 1964 to support America’s space program, BRPH is consistently ranked among the nation’s top firms and has completed a wide range of projects across the United States and throughout the world. Headquartered in Melbourne, Florida, BRPH operates regional offices in Orlando; South Florida; Atlanta; Charleston, South Carolina; Huntsville, Alabama; Seattle; Phoenix; and Palmdale, California.

Burns & McDonnell is a family of companies bringing together an unmatched team of 14,500 engineers, construction and craft professionals, architects, and more to design and build our critical infrastructure. With an integrated construction and design mindset, they offer full-service capabilities from a 100% employee-owned team.

Commercial, Retail & Institutional
Government, Military & Municipal
Manufacturing & Industrial
Oil, Gas & Chemicals

Burns McDonnell

Corgan, a leading architecture and design firm founded over 80 years ago, creates places across the globe where people thrive, and clients succeed. Interrogating situations, discovering opportunities, and developing intuitive solutions, Corgan designs spaces and novel experiences that chase new ideas and proactively confront the hardest, most vital questions facing our clients, our profession, and our culture. Hugo is an extension of Corgan’s culture of research and development with a mission to explore emerging technologies and societal shifts to identify emerging markets and architectural typologies. By cross-pollinating our areas of design expertise and research in Aviation, Healthcare, Education, Data Centers and Hugo, we take architecture to the place where innovation happens.


HDR believes that the way they work can add meaning and value to the world. That ideas inspire positive change. That coloring outside the lines can illuminate fresh perspectives. And that small details yield important realizations. Above all, they believe that collaboration is the best way forward.

They specialize in engineering, architecture, environmental and construction services. While they are most well-known for adding beauty and structure to communities through high-performance buildings and smart infrastructure, HDR provides much more than that. They create an unshakable foundation for progress because our multidisciplinary teams also include scientists, economists, builders, analysts and artists.

Their employees, working in more than 200 locations around the world, push open the doors to what’s possible each and every day.


TA – Italian Trade Agency is the Governmental agency that supports the business development of our companies abroad and promotes the attraction of foreign investment in Italy.

With a motivated and modern organization and a widespread network of overseas offices, ITA provides information, assistance, consulting, promotion and training to Italian small and medium-sized businesses. Using the most modern multi-channel promotion and communication tools, it acts to assert the excellence of Made in Italy in the world.

Jacobs make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable.
Challenging today is their response to the increasing complexity our world is experiencing.
It calls on us to join forces, putting our knowledge and imagination together to reinvent the way we solve problems and shape the next generation of innovative solutions.

Reinventing tomorrow is their promise and an invitation to raise the bar in everything we do.
From the brilliant solutions we create with our clients, to the open and inclusive culture they create for their people. From the positive difference we make in our communities, to the added value we deliver to their shareholders.


  • Advanced
  • Manufacturing
  • Cities & Places
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Health And Life
  • Sciences
  • Infrastructure
  • National Security
  • Space


KBR’s Government Solutions U.S. advances the priorities of the U.S. government and related commercial entities. As the team behind the mission, KBR provides a range of high-end services and expertise in scientific research, systems engineering, data analytics, and mission operations around the globe. Its in-depth portfolio spans defense modernization; military, civil and commercial space; intelligence; cyber; advanced logistics; and base operations. Whether testing the latest military aircraft or training astronauts, we equip those on the frontline and those exploring a new frontier. Known for excelling in complex and extreme environments, KBR is trusted to help our customers meet their most pressing challenges today and into the future.

At Kimley-Horn, one of the nation’s premier engineering, planning, and design consultants, our professionals are experts in many disciplines yet share one passion: making our clients successful. We combine creative yet practical solutions, a sense of urgency, and a focus on bottom line value to meet our specific project needs.

Kimley Horn

Linde has more than 100 years of experience and the resources to supply, operate and manage all the utility, cryogenic propellants, rare gases, additive manufacturing materials and systems you need for all the elements that lead to a successful launch. Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company and offers:
• Product supply consistency and service reliability on a global scale
• Site gas management and supply system support
• Investment-reducing facility leases
• Safety and environmental compliance
• Years of commercial space experience

The results for you are lower cost and less risk because of:
• Optimum cryogenic system design that improves system performance
• Additive manufacturing powders, gases and surface coating services
• Consistent propellant, component gas and liquid launch gas quality
• Reliable delivery, filling and storage expertise
• Plant-to-launch supply focus
• Risk reduction and minimized capital investment

Simply put, Linde offers world-class supply systems and products to meet your local needs.


Mead & Hunt is an employee-owned firm with more than 1,200 engineers, architects, scientists, planners, and support staff in more than 40 offices nationwide. Headquartered in Madison Wisconsin, Mead & Hunt has been in business for 122 years, and we attribute this longevity to our ethical and straightforward business practices. Our integrity and reputation, as well as the trust of our clients, are paramount to our long-term success. Mead & Hunt is a full-service aviation consulting firm, providing planning, engineering, capital improvement program, air service, financial, environmental, design, construction, operations, and strategy development services for airports and spaceports nationwide. In addition to these services, Mead & Hunt has provided ongoing program support to multiple spaceports across the country as well as the Department of Defense.  Our wide-ranging airport and spaceport development capabilities provide a big picture perspective on even the smallest challenge. From infrastructure and facility design meeting the unique needs of horizontal launch systems to spaceport master planning, Mead & Hunt is your trusted partner to help you achieve your aerospace goals.

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Merrick & Company is an employee-owned engineering, architecture, surveying, and geospatial firm, headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado. Sears Merrick, a former engineering professor at the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, founded our company in 1955 in Denver. Our initial focus on structural engineering quickly expanded into power engineering, surveying and other types of engineering across Colorado.


Mitsubishi Corporation (Americas) is a wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, a global integrated business enterprise with eight business groups that operate across virtually every industry. We invest strategically across value chains to develop businesses responsive to the needs of the changing times.

  • Environmental Energy Group
  • Materials Solution Group
  • Mineral Resources Group
  • Mobility Group
  • Food Industry Group
  • The Smart-Life Creation Group
  • Power Solution Group
  • Urban Development and Infrastructure Group

Mitsubishi Corporation

Parsons Corporation, a digitally enabled solutions provider, is focused on creating the future of the defense, intelligence, and critical infrastructure markets. From Earth to outer space, we deliver tomorrow’s solutions today. Equipped with the capabilities required to take on any defense, intelligence, or critical infrastructure challenge, our agile, innovative, and disruptive approach enables us to deliver solutions at the speed of relevance. 

Parsons Corporation        

RS&H is an Employee-Owned, Architectural/Engineering and Consulting firm with offices throughout the US. Our full-service integrated approach to planning and design services focuses on key markets including Aerospace & Defense, Transportation & Infrastructure, Aviation, Corporate, and Construction Management. Our Aerospace Practice is a fully integrated design team specializing in solutions for advanced and innovative solutions for a challenging aerospace industry. Our extensive knowledge, capabilities and experience continues to demonstrate our commitment to the advancement of space exploration and technology.  Our experienced design professionals work with clients during the planning, analysis, and design phases, to confidently complete their projects with the reassurance to pursue their boldest initiatives successfully.

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Scientific Lightning Solutions, LLC (SLS), provides lightning monitoring,  protection, and grounding systems design, implementation, and operation. SLS also provides lightning risk assessments and lightning protection systems inspections and maintenance. SLS engineers and scientists leverage knowledge and experience gained through years of working in the USA’s Space Program and the ICLRT. The SLS team serves on prominent national lightning protection committees, including NFPA 780, UL 1449, UL 96, IEC-TC 81, IEEE 998, in addition to the Kennedy Space Center Lightning Safety Assessment Committee.

Scientific Lightening Solutions

Emerging Frontiers Div. Space Development Group

Shimizu Corporation



Within the architecture profession, Space Architecture is recognized as a bona fide specialty that applies the theory and practice of designing and building inhabited environments in outer space. The three principal domains of the field include: orbital architecture, planet surface architecture, and Earth-based space facilities architecture which supports space faring activities such as design and development of spaceports, or terrestrial analog environments for research.


GSA Academic, Non-Profit & Government Members

Arizona Spaceport Alliance is a non-profit organization focused on helping to establish & support world-class spaceport options in Arizona for the general benefit of the State of Arizona, its residents, and the global NewSpace sector.

The Beyond Earth Institute is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. Our mission is to establish and sustain a policy and legal framework that enables economically vibrant communities beyond Earth. Beyond Earth focuses on catalyzing the technology readiness, worldwide public support, and public policies needed to achieve a permanent, sustainable human presence in space. Beyond Earth conducts primary and secondary research, then consolidates and publicizes reports and policy recommendations that are delivered and presented widely throughout the space policy communities in the U.S. and internationally.

BE’s leadership is dedicated to ensuring the team includes talented undergraduate and graduate students, as well as young professionals, who are developing the knowledge and skills to be part of the Beyond Earth generation.

Beyond Earth

The Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park will serve as a gateway to connect the City of Paso Robles, a community that has shaped the future of wine and agriculture for over a century, with California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, one of the leading aerospace universities in the world, and the Cuesta Community College North Campus, a leader in services education, through the creation of an enterprising mixed-use community connected to an FAA licensed Spaceport, capable of operating horizontal access to deliver small satellite systems to space on a commercial platform.

City of Paso Robles

Our purpose is to build and sustain a greener, fairer and more resilient region that benefits everyone. Our 2023-2028 strategy sets out a clear vision and direction for the next five years and illustrates how we will contribute to the delivery of the National Strategy for Economic Transformation.

We work with communities, enterprises, and stakeholders to unlock our region’s potential for growth and progress, while driving fair work and net zero practices. We will deliver through focusing on our four pillars: People, Place, Planet and Prosperity. 

We offer support and investment to a wide range of projects that will help us secure key outcomes for the Highlands and Islands:

  • a more balanced population and growing skilled workforce;
  • an increase in average wages;
  • an increase in economic and community benefit from our transition to net zero; and
  • enhanced productivity and innovation throughout the region.

As the economic and community development agency for the Highlands and Islands, we continue to be ambitious for every part of our region. 

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IQM is a 501.C.3 non-profit organization providing applied Science and Technology Research and Development for Commercial firms and Federal Government agencies.

Located in Ann Arbor, Michigan IQMRI was formed in 2014 as an outgrowth of the heritage ERIM organization, that since 1946, developed leading-edge technologies for the United States Government and Department of Defense application.

IQMRI’s technical efforts range from non-biased studies that support product development to hardware and software prototype demonstration efforts.

IQMRI conducts programs under strict non-disclosure agreements with Industry and classified programs with United States Government customers.

International Space University

International Space University

“We are in the era of space use. We provide safety and comfort to every pioneer.
We realize new development possibilities utilizing the ultimate safety technology required in the space environment. We contribute to “space utilization” and “space reclamation” through our free ideas and exploring spirit beyond each specialization.”


The Maine Space Grant Consortium (MSGC) is an Affiliate-based 501(c)(3) corporation and a member of the national network of Consortia in all 50 states plus Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. The network is funded by NASA’s National Space Grant College and Fellowship Program (also known as Space Grant).  Space Grant was established by Congress in 1988 to contribute to the nation’s science and engineering enterprise.

Our mission is to:

  • Improve our Affiliates research infrastructure in areas of mutual interest to NASA and the state of Maine;
  • Encourage more students to consider careers in fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM); and
  • Enhance NASA’s presence throughout the State of Maine.

Our Affiliates are undergraduate and graduate institutions, not-for-profit research laboratories, state agencies, technology-based businesses and science and education organizations, all of whom help further NASA’s goals while benefiting Maine in many different areas of science and technology.

Maine Grant Consortium

By means of Law 125 of May 7, 1942, as amended, the PRPA is a public corporation empowered with all necessary rights to develop, own, upgrade, operate and manage Puerto Rico’s air and maritime infrastructure in order to promote the economy and the well-being of its people. It is responsible for managing the main ports of entry and exit of passengers, goods, consumer products and raw materials of Puerto Rico.

Puerto Rico Ports Authority

REACH, the designated community support organization for Vandenberg Space Force Base, is a nonprofit economic action coalition working with federal, state and regional partners to build a thriving space industry on California’s Central Coast.

The mission of the Rice Space Institute is to become a world leader in space science research and space technology development by fostering interdisciplinary research and education in collaboration with academic, business, industry and government partners.  Our goals are to generate stronger research and education ties with NASA, industry, and academia, develop multidisciplinary research programs in science and engineering, facilitate space-related activities across campus, foster stronger collaboration with the humanities and social sciences, engage the broader Houston community in promoting and engaging in space-related research and education and work towards an integrated educational program (undergraduate and graduate) with NASA as a partner.

Rice Space Institute

Runways to Space, LLC was started in 2022 to help all people, regardless of background, that wish to be involved in the space economy and associated activities find a path to do so.

Space Nation Inc. is a space exploration training company providing extraordinary missions for aspiring astronauts, teams, leaders, and adventurers to extend the transformative benefits of space to a broad audience. As a pioneer in the space tourism industry, Space Nation has been accredited as the first space travel company to join the United Nations World Tourism Organization and established a collaborative partnership with NASA. Notably, Space Nation has organized astronaut-led expeditions in Iceland at the training grounds of Neil Armstrong. In 2018, the company launched a comprehensive mobile app for global astronaut training, which has been utilized by over 50,000 individuals to improve their physical, mental, and social capabilities. Space Nation’s ultimate goal is to establish communities beyond Earth, execute human-led industrial operations throughout the solar system, and unite people on Earth with the future by disseminating the life-changing benefits of space to everyone.

Space Port Japan Association (SPJ) was established in July 2018 to promote the country’s aerospace and related industries on a wide scale by opening Asia’s first spaceport in Japan with the aim of making Japan an Asian hub for the space travel business.  SPJ is collaborating with relevant companies, groups, and government institutions both domestically and internationally to support efforts to open spaceports at the earliest opportunity and to create business opportunities in Japan.   Naoko Yamazaki, a Japanese astronaut, represents the Director of SPJ.

Teachers in Space, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization in North America that stimulates student interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). We make this possible by providing teachers with real space science experiences, space flight opportunities, and industry connections. Our ultimate goal is to fly teachers regularly into space and return them to their classrooms.

Teachers in Space

The Aerospace Corporation is a national nonprofit corporation that operates a federally funded research and development center and has approximately 4,000 employees nationwide. With major locations in El Segundo, Calif.; Albuquerque, N.M.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; and Washington, D.C., Aerospace addresses complex problems with agility, innovation, and objective technical leadership across the space enterprise and other areas of national significance.

The Uruguayan Air Force leads various legislative projects relating to the country’s space domain, and is a member of the national space policy board.  They are currently a member of a tripartite commission that studies the viability of a space port in the country.