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ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems builds rockets to launch small satellites to Earth's low orbit.

Products
RS1

RS1 is a launch vehicle built for orbital launch.

History

ABL Space Systems was founded by former SpaceX engineers in 2017 to develop low-cost launch vehicles for the small satellite industry. ABL is headquartered in El Segundo, California, where it has 30,000 square feet of facilities for research, development, and production. ABL has established a test site in St. Marys, Georgia with 10,000 square feet of integration and testing facilities on a 200 acre site. ABL is a privately-owned corporation backed by private equity investors.

Timeline

March 25, 2021
ABL Space Systems raises a $170,000,000 series B round.
October 3, 2020
ABL Space Systems raises a $49,000,000 venture round from Ethan Batraski, Lockheed Martin Ventures, Lynett Capital and Science Ventures.
2017
ABL Space Systems was founded.

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Daniel Piemont

Founder

Darin Van Pelt

Founder

Harry O'Hanley

Founder

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Eric Berger
August 13, 2021
Ars Technica
"I was really expecting to see a slowdown in the number of new launch vehicles."
ABL Space Systems
May 17, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- ABL Space Systems announced its fourth contract with the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD). ABL was awarded "Responsive Launch II" by the...
Eric Berger
April 5, 2021
Ars Technica
"We take the scaling challenge seriously and have a clear roadmap."
ABL Space Systems Company
February 16, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- ABL Space Systems and L2 Aerospace have signed a launch services agreement for launch of two spacecraft on ABL's first demonstration flight of...
February 9, 2021
WebWire
Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] has contracted ABL Space Systems, of El Segundo, California, a developer of low-cost launch vehicles and launch systems for the small satellite industry, to supply a rocket and associated launch services for the company's first UK vertical satellite launch. The project known as UK Pathfinder Launch is planned to be the first ever vertical small satellite launch from UK soil, from Scotland in 2022. It will also be the first UK commercial launch for U.S.-based AB...
Eric Berger
February 8, 2021
Ars Technica
"The ABL system is relatively easy, quick, and cost-effective to deploy."
Eric Berger
August 7, 2020
Ars Technica
"We would then plan to fly Sir Richard Branson on the third powered flight."

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