Space Launch Providers

List of companies that offer space launch services for satellite operators, or space vehicles for commercial, scientific or military purposes.

Ukraine
Exceptional experience in space technology development, gained during almost 60 years of the company’s life and reinforced by the capability to grow in modern economic and political environment, while providing flexible response to the needs of the global space launch market.
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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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Germany
Eurockot Launch Services GmbH is the Bremen, Germany, based joint venture of ArianeGroup and Khrunichev Space Center and performs launches of satellites into Low Earth Orbits (LEO) for institutional and commercial satellite operators.
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United States
United Launch Alliance (ULA) is a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Space Systems and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. ULA was formed in December 2006 by combining the teams at these companies which provide spacecraft launch services to the government of the United States.
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United States
A private aerospace company that specializes in the launch of secondary payloads ranging from 1 kg up to 300 kg micro satellites from a variety of space launch vehicles, such as Antares, Dnepr, Soyuz, and Falcon 9, as well as from the ISS.
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China
CASC is a large state-owned enterprise group with its own famous brands such as Shenzhou and Long March, intellectual properties, outstanding innovative capabilities, and strong core competitiveness.
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United States
Khrunichev’s research potential, dynamic development and high level of manufacturing quality have allowed the Space Center, throughout their life, to offer reliable and competitive products as well as a wide range of services that comply with the highest-level standards.
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Russia
ISC Kosmotras was established in 1997 for development and commercial operation of the Dnepr Space Launch System based on SS-18 ICBM technology.

During 1992-2003, a team of Russian and Ukrainian companies together with the Russian Ministry of Defense (MoD) were involved in developing a commercial space launch system based on the technology of the SS-18 ICBMs being withdrawn from service.
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United States
International Launch Services provides mission management and launch services for the global commercial satellite industry using the premier heavy-lift vehicle, the Proton and Angara 1.2 vehicles.
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France
a French multinational company founded in 1980 as the world's first commercial launch service provider. It undertakes the production, operation, and marketing of the Ariane programme. The main launch vehicles offered by the company are the Ariane 5, the Soyuz-2 as a medium-lift alternative, and the Vega as a lighter one.
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