Space Coast becoming home to a growing number of space operations. As the spaceflight industry heats up, more and more aerospace companies are moving more of their operations to the Space Coast. The most recent addition includes Boeing, which announced Wednesday that it plans to move its headquarters from Arlington, Virginia to existing facilities in Titusville.
Below are some other companies that have established a presence here:
•SpaceX: Leases pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center, the same pad that launched the Apollo moon missions and space shuttles, the aerospace company also uses Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The company is also planning on building and launching its Starship rocket designed for future Mars missions from Florida.
•Blue Origin: The company has a massive blue campus at Kennedy Space Center where it plans on building its New Glenn rocket, which is scheduled to launch no earlier than 2021 from Launch Complex 36.
•Rocket Crafters: Based in Cocoa, the company 3D prints hybrid rocket engines with the goal of making rocket launches safer and more cost-efficient.
•United Launch Alliance: Launching its Atlas V and Delta IV rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, the joint venture between Lockheed Martin and Boeing has its launch operations located at Cape Canaveral with more than 120 consecutive launches since 2006. The company is also planning on launching its upcoming Vulcan Centaur rocket from Florida.
•Relativity Space: The Los-Angeles based company, which aims to build 3D-printed rockets, recently signed an agreement to take over Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 16 where plans to launch small satellites at a fast pace.
•Firefly Space: Plans to launch its Alpha and Beta rockets from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Launch Complex 20. The start-up company also plans on building a facility nearby.
•OneWeb: The satellite company, which has an office on Merritt Island across from Blue Origin’s campus, plans on creating a worldwide Internet system delivered from space.