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ABL Space Systems

Founded Year



Series B - II | Alive

Total Raised




Last Raised

$200M | 2 yrs ago

About ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems provides rockets to launch small satellites. The company develops RS1 launch vehicle which is designed to carry high loads into low Earth orbit. ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017 and is based in El Segundo, California.

Headquarters Location

224 Oregon St

El Segundo, California, 90245,

United States


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ABL Space Systems Patents

ABL Space Systems has filed 3 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Rocket propulsion
  • Spacecraft propulsion
  • Cooling technology
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Thermodynamic cycles, Cryogenics, Rocket propulsion, Spacecraft propulsion, Cooling technology


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Related Topics

Thermodynamic cycles, Cryogenics, Rocket propulsion, Spacecraft propulsion, Cooling technology



Latest ABL Space Systems News

ABL Space to Further Develop Responsive Launch Capabilities Under $60M Contract

Mar 27, 2023

ABL Space to Further Develop Responsive Launch Capabilities Under $60M Contract by ABL's deployable launch system activated in Kodiak, AK/PRNewswire ABL Space Systems has secured a $60 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to further develop and demonstrate operational flexibility for low-cost launches that support tactically responsive space missions . The service’s AFWERX innovation arm awarded the contract under the Strategic Funding Increase program, ABL said Friday. “This award will help us in further developing on-call launch capabilities to meet mission-driven payload, launch site and target orbit needs,” said Eva Abramson, head of strategic development at ABL. The El Segundo, California-based company said the award expands collaborative efforts with the Air Force Research Laboratory and Space Systems Command. “We are excited to leverage our existing efforts to achieve rapid prototyping, flexibility, and affordability across a site network which can be tasked according to mission need,” added Abramson. ABL Space supports government and commercial clients in meeting their mission objectives through the development of low-cost, flexible launch platforms. Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Contract Awards Join Us Now

ABL Space Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was ABL Space Systems founded?

    ABL Space Systems was founded in 2017.

  • Where is ABL Space Systems's headquarters?

    ABL Space Systems's headquarters is located at 224 Oregon St, El Segundo.

  • What is ABL Space Systems's latest funding round?

    ABL Space Systems's latest funding round is Series B - II.

  • How much did ABL Space Systems raise?

    ABL Space Systems raised a total of $483.5M.

  • Who are the investors of ABL Space Systems?

    Investors of ABL Space Systems include Lockheed Martin Ventures, Fidelity Investments, Lynett Capital, T. Rowe Price, New Science Ventures and 6 more.

  • Who are ABL Space Systems's competitors?

    Competitors of ABL Space Systems include bluShift Aerospace and 5 more.

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