The California Aerospace Sector

Aerospace-related business comprises an important part of the Silicon Valley economy with both commercial and Government sectors operating here locally. Two of the Nation’s largest spacecraft providers, Space Systems Loral and Lockheed Martin, have local manufacturing facilities and support a robust local supply chain.

Premier Government research facilities include NASA’s Ames Research Center; home of thousands of local scientists and engineers and supported by hundreds of companies providing a broad range of services.

In recent years, a number of Silicon Valley start-up companies such as Skybox, Planet Labs, and Spire have joined these established organizations and are set to introduce a new generation of the space economy.