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Series B | Alive

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Last Raised

$70M | 5 yrs ago

About Vector Space Systems

Vector Space Systems is a microsatellite space launch company. It connects space startups with launch-enabling platforms and vehicles. It develops its block zero rockets and blocks one commercial satellite. It enables government and commercial customers to buy payload space and launch microsatellites into space. It was founded in 2016 and is based in Huntington Beach, California.

Headquarters Location

15261 Connector Lane

Huntington Beach, California, 92649,

United States




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Latest Vector Space Systems News

Vector Back in Business with New Owners, Focus & Tech

Nov 11, 2020

Flight test of P-19H engineering model of the Vector-R launch vehicle from Friends of Amateur Rocketry site in California. (Credit: Vector Space Systems) Bankrupt small satellite launch provider Vector is back in business with new owners, a new engine for the Vector-R booster, and a focus on suborbital flights. SpaceNews reports : The new owner of Vector’s launch assets is a consortium led by John Moran, president and chief executive of Moran Logistics, a shipping company based in Pennsylvania. They are restarting Vector with Robert Spalding, a retired Air Force brigadier general who previously served on the staff of the National Security Council, as chief executive. Spalding said in an interview he had been familiar with the original Vector during his time at the White House because of his work at the time on developing secure 5G networks. After leaving government service, he started up a 5G company and talked with Vector about supporting those plans. He kept in contact with Vector after it filed for Chapter 11 and convinced investors to purchase the assets…. Vector had been developing engines that used propylene and liquid oxygen propellants. The new Vector plans to instead use engines powered by a more conventional combination of liquid oxygen and refined kerosene, or RP-1, propellants. Barker has been developing such engines since the 1990s for companies such as Space America and Earth to Sky.

Vector Space Systems Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Vector Space Systems founded?

    Vector Space Systems was founded in 2016.

  • Where is Vector Space Systems's headquarters?

    Vector Space Systems's headquarters is located at 15261 Connector Lane, Huntington Beach.

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

    Vector Space Systems's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Vector Space Systems raise?

    Vector Space Systems raised a total of $97.75M.

  • Who are the investors of Vector Space Systems?

    Investors of Vector Space Systems include Sequoia Capital, Space Angels, Shasta Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Osage University Partners and 12 more.

  • Who are Vector Space Systems's competitors?

    Competitors of Vector Space Systems include Firefly Aerospace and 7 more.


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