Space Companies

SpaceX

Products/Accomplishments

Falcon rockets reusable
Falcon Heavy launch vehicle
Merlin Engines
Reusable rockets which have been reused
Dragon spacecraft
Manned spaceflights in orbit and to the ISS
Starlink Satellite constellation
Cargo resupply
Used ocean drone ships to intercept landing rockets

Development

Starship – a new launch vehicle for orbital launches and interplanetary spaceflight. It is intended to replace the Falcon and Dragon series and will use several Raptor engines. In order to launch from Earth they will use a booster called Super Heavy.

Blue Origin

Development

New Shephard – rocket for suborbital flight
Blue Engine 4 – rocket for orbital flight
New Glenn – two stage heavy lift launch vehicle for orbital flight
Blue Moon – a lunar lander used for cargo delivery to the Moon.

ispace

Development

Lunar lander and rover
Polar Ice Explorer – a rover which can search for lunar resources on the South Pole of the Moon

Collaboration

Design Lead for Draper Laboratory’s CLPS project

Scheduled Launch

Two flights on SpaceX Falcon 9 rockets to the Moon for 2021 (Moon landing) and for 2023 (land a rover on the Moon).

The Hakuto team rebranded as Hakuto-R and refocused. They’d originally planned for an orbiter to pass the Moon but due to the increase in payload service contracts have decided to focus on landers and rovers.

Relativity Space Info

Development

Aeon 1 rocket – a mainly 3-D printed rocket

Terran 1 – launch vehicle

Scheduled

2021 launch of the Terran 1

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Products          

DreamChaser – a spaceplane

Collaboration

Working with Dynetics to build a lunar lander for the Artemis program.

Scheduled

ISS Resupply Mission via the DreamChaser in 2021

Masten Space Systems

Products

Xoie – lunar lander
Xombie – lunar lander
Xeus– lunar lander
Xodiac – lander
Xaero – a suborbital reusable launch vehicle
Cyclops-AL-3 rocket engine
XL-1 – lunar lander

Scheduled

Cargo delivery to the South Pole of the Moon 

Axiom Space Info

Development

Contracted Thales Alenia Space to build Axiom’s Habitation Module – a module which will test Axiom’s space module design before they build their own space station

Design

Axiom Space Station – a private space station

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Products

RL-10 – rocket engine used for the Delta IV and Atlas V rockets
RS-25 Space Shuttle Main Engine – engine used for the Space Shuttle
Blue Origin New Shepard Crew Capsule Escape Solid Rocket Motor – the engine for New Shepard’s Crew Capsule
Multi-mission radioisotope thermoelectric generator – a nuclear powered generator used for space missions

Development

X3 ion thruster – a more powerful Hall-effect thruster

Sources

SpaceX

MIT Technology Review: https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/01/07/130991/spacex-now-operates-the-worlds-biggest-commercial-satellite-network/
The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/apr/08/spacex-rocket-test-elon-musk-international-space-station
BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39451401
The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2016/5/6/11599196/spacex-launch-landing-success-falcon-9-rocket-elon-musk
Liebert publishers: https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/10.1089/space.2018.29013.emu

Blue Origin

Space: https://www.space.com/38327-blue-origin-engineer-talks-next-steps.html
Wired: https://www.wired.com/2016/01/jeff-bezos-blue-origin-rocket-took-off-and-landed-again/
BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34909713
Space News: https://spacenews.com/blue-origin-plans-next-new-shepard-test-for-october/
Geek Wire: https://www.geekwire.com/2017/blue-origin-launches-updated-version-new-shepard-suborbital-spaceship-test-flight/
Space News: https://spacenews.com/blue-origin-expects-be-4-qualification-tests-to-be-done-by-years-end/
New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/09/science/jeff-bezos-moon.html
Tech Crunch: https://techcrunch.com/2019/05/09/jeff-bezos-aims-blue-origin-at-the-moon/

ispace

https://ispace-inc.com/
https://ispace-inc.com/news/?p=1376
TRT World: https://www.trtworld.com/asia/japan-lunar-exploration-firm-to-head-for-moon-on-spacex-rockets-20468
The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2018/9/26/17904898/ispace-hakuto-r-spacex-falcon-9-rocket-lunar-lander-rover
Space News: https://spacenews.com/draper-bids-on-nasa-commercial-lunar-lander-competition/
Tech In Asia: https://www.techinasia.com/talk/takeshi-hakamada-ispace
Space News: https://spacenews.com/new-fund-to-boost-japanese-space-startups/
RT: https://www.rt.com/news/412953-japan-ispace-moon-mission/
Draper: https://www.draper.com/news-releases/draper-unveils-team-nasas-next-moonshot
NASA Spaceflight: https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2019/08/ispace-moon-mission-timelines-greater-response-customer/

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Space Ref: http://spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=54513
Space News: https://spacenews.com/dynetics-sierra-nevada-bidding-on-artemis-lunar-lander/

Masten Space Systems

https://www.masten.aero/
Space News: https://spacenews.com/masten-wins-nasa-lunar-lander-award/
JPL: https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/news.php?feature=6635
Parabolic Arc: http://www.parabolicarc.com/2019/02/18/blue-origin-masten-vehicles-drive-highway-space/#more-67794
IEEE Xplore: https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/6497179
NASA: https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-awards-contract-to-deliver-science-tech-to-moon-ahead-of-human-missions

Aerojet Rocketdyne

Space Ref: http://www.spaceref.com/news/viewpr.html?pid=49635
3-D Print.com: https://3dprint.com/7355/3d-printed-engine/
Space.com: https://www.space.com/38444-mars-thruster-design-breaks-records.html
Space.com: https://www.space.com/32692-solar-electric-propulsion-asteroid-mars.html

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