Rocket LaunchLearning more about our own planet, gathering global intelligence to help commercial industries,academics and government agencies is the mission of Seattle-based Spaceflight Industries. Their BlackSky constellation of data collecting satellites gives customers an affordable perspective on our planet with data that can help solve problems here on earth. Spaceflight is also brokering a kind of ‘ride-sharing’ for small satellites making access to space more affordable. Read more in the Puget Sound Business Journal.

With companies like Spaceflight Industries, Blue Origin, Aerojet-Rocketdyne, Vulcan Aerospace and Planetary Resources, Washington State is becoming the hub of space flight innovation. The cross-pollination of expertise in software development, advanced manufacturing and communications is fostering the leadership role for Washington space oriented companies.

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