Located at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., the Space Vehicles Directorate serves as the Air Force’s center of excellence for space technology research and development. The Space Vehicles Directorate develops and transitions space technologies to provide space based capabilities to the warfighter always addressing affordability, efficiencies, and operations need. The Directorate operates on 438,000 square feet of laboratory and office space.
It supports over 50 state-of-the-art research laboratories and testing structures at Kirtland as well as a unique high altitude balloon program at Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. Leading the nation in space supremacy research and development, the Space Vehicles Directorate consists of an integrated team of 900-plus military, civilian, and on-site contractors.
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is the world’s largest aerospace professional society, serving a diverse range of more than 30,000 individual members from more than 88 countries, and 95 corporate members. AIAA members help make the world safer, more connected, more accessible, and more prosperous.
In addition to membership, AIAA offers five content-specific forums where professionals meet and build connections with experts and researchers in aviation, propulsion and energy, space, science and technology, and defense. AIAA’s award-winning publications range from books and standards to peer-reviewed technical journals and our flagship magazine, Aerospace America. In addition, AIAA leads the way on issue advocacy that impacts the aerospace sector, and through the AIAA Foundation, it is committed to providing financial support to engineering-related educational programs that expose young people to the aerospace community and encourage study in the aerospace sciences.
Learn more about how AIAA is Shaping the Future of Aerospace at www.aiaa.org.
The FAA created the Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (COE CST) program in partnership with the Office of Commercial Space Transportation to help identify solutions to existing and anticipated space transportation questions. By teaming with the nation’s top academic research institutions, the COE CST will conduct research in four major research areas: Space Traffic Management and Spaceport Operations, Space Vehicle Technologies, Human Space Research, and Space Industry Viability. The COE CST member universities include the Florida Institute of Technology, Florida State University, New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, New Mexico State University, Stanford University, University of Central Florida, University of Colorado Boulder, University of Florida, and University of Texas Medical Branch.
The mission of the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation (AST) is to ensure protection of the public, property, and the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States during commercial launch or reentry activities, and to encourage, facilitate, and promote U.S. commercial space transportation. The FAA accomplishes this mission by consulting with industry, educating the public; and issuing licenses or experimental permits to commercial launch services providers, vehicle developers, and launch site operators.
Front Range Airport is one of the largest general aviation airports in the United States with 4,000 acres of land, and surrounded by 6,000 acres non-residential, master-planned industrial complex, it is considered remote, yet only 6 miles from the world’s 10th busiest airport DIA, making it an ideal location for a commercial spaceport. Spaceport Colorado acheived a major milestone with the passage of Senate Bill12-35, limiting liability for spaceflight activities, passing both houses with 100% support and was signed by Governor Hickenlooper, April 19, 2012 at the 28th Annual National Space Symposium, following an address by Dr. George Nield.
Jacobs provides a full range of advanced technology services, refined over nearly 65 years of experience supporting both government and commercial clients. We are known for our commitment to excellence and for our outstanding achievements in quality, performance, and safety. With a focus on long-term, ongoing client relationships, many of our clients retain our services across multiple contracts, programs and projects, resulting in successful partnerships over many years. Service and trust are at the heart of our client relationships. We develop, build, and nurture these relationships by demonstrating integrity, exercising sound judgment in our business, and living up to our commitments – by doing what we say we will do.
According to a recent Ernst & Young study, New Mexico now ranks the “Best in the West.” As the leading economic development agency in the New Mexico Borderplex, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance (MVEDA) will work with your business to illustrate why operations in our region are the right decision for your company to realize future success. From site selection services to incentive analysis to operational cost comparisons and much more, let us show you why so many companies have chosen the New Mexico Borderplex for their expansion location.
The NASA White Sands Test Facility is a component of JSC specializing in hazardous testing. WSTF’s core capabilities include Rocket Propulsion Testing, Oxygen Systems Testing, Hypervelocity Impact Testing, Composite Pressure Systems Testing, and Propellants and Aerospace Fluids Testing. WSTF test capabilities include: Ambient and altitude rocket test stands with hypergolic or LOX/Hydrocarbon propellants; Hypervelocity impact guns capable of projectiles up to 1 inch and velocities exceeding 8km/sec; Hazardous fluid and material flammability test cells, including high flow and high pressure oxygen; Chemistry and metallurgical laboratories; Space simulation laboratories for material conditioning, off-gas/out-gas testing; And a high energy blast test facility.
The Heinlein Prize honors the memory of renowned American author and futurist Robert A. Heinlein. The purpose of the Prize is to encourage progress in commercial space activities that advances his dream of humanity’s future in space.
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