Industry Specific Insights

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Recommended Resources

The resources below are a combination of general industry information as well as specific job and internship posting sites for this industry.

Recommended Professional Associations

A professional association is an organization of people who have similar career interests. These membership-based organizations often offer a reduced rate for students that allow access to the many resources they provide. Professional association websites can also offer job/internship databases as well as opportunities to find mentors or other contacts.

Aerospace & Defense Companies

a.i. Solutions

Ad Astra Rocket Company

Aerojet Rocketydyne

Aerospace Corporation

AeroVironment

Air Force Research Laboratory

Airbus

Altius Space Machines

Andalusian Aerospace Cluster

Arianespace

Astrobotic Technology Inc.

Astronautics Corporation

Astrotech

Aurora

BAE Systems

Ball Aerospace

Bell Helicopter

Bigelow Aerospace

Blue Canyon Technologies

Blue Origin

Boeing

Bombardier

Busek

Clyde Space

Cobham

Copenhagen Suborbitals

CU Aerospace

Deep Space Industries

DLR (German Space Agency)

Draper Labs

Dynamic Concepts, Inc.

Dassault Aviation

Dynetics Inc

Echostar

Embraer

Engility

European Space Agency

Eutalsat

Firefly Space Systems

Frontier Astronautics

Garmin

GE Aviation

General Atomic

General Dynamics

Generation Orbit

GKN

Gulfstream Aerospace

Honeywell

Inmarsat

Innoflight

Intelsat

International Launch Services

Interorbital Systems

Jacobs

Jet Propulsion Laboratory

John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

L-3

Leidos

Leonardo

LMI Aerospace

Lockheed Martin

Masten Space Systems

Microcosm

Moog

Moon Express

NASA OSSI

Naval Research Laboratory

Northrop Grumman

Orbital ATK

Paragon Space Dev Corp

Physical Sciences Inc.

Planet Labs

Planetary Resources

Planetary Systems Corporation

Raytheon

Reaction Engines

Rheinmetall

Rocket Lab

Rockwell Collins

Rolls Royce

RUAG

SAAB group

Safran (Snecma)

Sandia National Labs

Scaled Composites

Scorpius

SENER

Sierra Nevada Corporation

Sikorsky

Spaceflight Industries

SpaceQuest

Space and Missile Systems Center

Space Propulsion Group

Space Systems Loral

Space X

Spirit Aerospace Systems

Southwest Airlines

Surrey Satellite Technology

Textron

TGV Rockets

Thales

The Spaceship Company

Tyvak

United Kingdom Space Agency

United Launch Alliance

United Space Alliance

United Technologies

Ursa Major Technologies

Virgin Galactic

Vulcan

Wickman Spacecraft

XCOR Aerospace

 

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