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Commercial space launch companies dedicated to launching of small satellites (smallsats) to low earth orbit (LEO).

United States
Stratolaunch, founded in 2011 by Paul G. Allen, is developing an air-launch platform to make access to space more convenient, reliable, and routine. The company believe that normalizing access to low Earth orbit (LEO) has the potential to redefine lives by creating more opportunities for commercial, philanthropic and governmental organizations to collect actionable data and drive advancements.
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United States
Bagaveev Corporation is a dedicated nanosatellite launcher company. It develops a reusable nanosatellite launcher that is capable of delivering up to 10kg to the Low Earth Orbit which can help with broadcasting, eart observation etc.
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United Kingdom
Founded in 2015, Orbex is Europe’s leading private launch services company, focused entirely on supporting the needs of the small satellite industry. The company launches customer satellites into polar and sun-synchronous low Earth orbits from a unique, modern launch location in the heart of the European continent.
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Spain
Zero 2 Infinity is developing the way to elevate all kind of payloads that require testing and certifying in space conditions. The company is also working on sending small satellites into orbit through its launcher Bloostar, and plans to send people to near space for science and leisure.
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United States
Firefly was created for one simple reason: provide economical, high-performance space launch capability for the under-served small satellite market, where secondary-payload launches are often the only option. The technologies employed in our state-of-the-art rockets provide a clear pathway for future incremental improvements in vehicle capability. Later vehicles will also have reusable elements an
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Italy
Avio is a service provider and manufacturer of subsystems and components for military and commercial jet engines. The company designs, develops, produces, and integrates space launchers, solid and liquid fuel propulsion systems for tactical missiles and satellites, as well as provides research and development services.
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United States
Generation Orbit Launch Services is a company focused on providing fast, flexible, and dedicated space transportation services for small payloads. The company is also specializing in flight test platforms for high speed flights research. Its approach offers flexible launch capabilities and reduced fixed infrastructure needs, launch costs, and the time from contract signature to launch.
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United States
Virgin Orbit is the newest member of the Virgin family. The company is involved in launching a smallsat revolution, engaged in hybrid manufacturing, automated flight safety systems, composite structures, and ultra-responsive launch operations, that allows it to offer unparalleled service to the small satellite market.
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India
Antrix Corporation Limited (Antrix), incorporated on 28 September 1992 (under the Companies Act, 1956), is a wholly owned Government of India Company under the administrative control of Department of Space (DOS). Antrix is the commercial arm of Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). Antrix promotes and commercially markets the products and services emanating from the Indian Space Programme.
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United States
Rocket Lab’s mission is to remove the barriers to commercial space by providing frequent launch opportunities to low Earth orbit. Since its creation in 2006 by Peter Beck, Rocket Lab has delivered a range of complete rocket systems and technologies for fast and affordable payload deployment.
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