Space Demo Day Broadens the Scope of Human Potential

“This changes the way we do Space,” says Karl Stolleis, lead for Space Robotics and Logistics for the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Space Vehicle Directorate, when speaking about the technology brought forth by small businesses and startups at the Catalyst Accelerator’s (Catalyst) Demo Day for On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly and Manufacturing (OSAM) on July 22, […]

OSAM Companies Make It To Space

“There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there’s only one good, legitimate reason, and I think you know what it is: it’s to change the world.” – Phil Libin, CEO Evernote The sixth week of programming for the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) Accelerator was filled with valuable information thanks […]

OSAM And Tech Scouts Collide

“Successful business development requires the same discipline, rigor, and resiliency that any other worthwhile endeavor requires.”- Adam Velie, Opportunity Pipeline Manager at Booz Allen Hamilton The fifth on-week of the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) Accelerator was very inspiring thanks to each of the subject matter experts who donated their time to speak with […]

OSAM Companies: Drastically Transforming the Space Economy

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs, Co-founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc. The fourth on-week of […]

Taking Your Small Business to New Heights

“I’m convinced that about half of what separates the successful entrepreneurs from the non-successful ones is pure perseverance.”– Steve Jobs, Co-Founder, CEO, Chairman Apple Inc. The third on-week of the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) Accelerator proved to be incredibly informative thanks to each of the subject matter experts who donated their time to […]

Looking Out For Small Businesses

“My biggest motivation? Just to keep challenging myself. I see life almost like one long university education that I never had – every day I’m learning something new.” – Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Group. The second on-week of the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) Accelerator proved to be incredibly informative thanks to each […]

Small Businesses Should Pursue The SBIR Program

“Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together.” – James Cash Penney The Catalyst Accelerator helps educate its cohort members with experts who share their experiences and perspectives. One such topic is the SBIR (Small Business Innovative Research) Program offered by the US federal government. Catalyst Accelerator alumni, Slingshot Aerospace, has […]

Week One of the OSAM Accelerator

“Failure is an option here. If things are not failing, you are not innovating enough.” – Elon Musk The first week of the On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing (OSAM) Accelerator was a wonderful success! The week started off with a Sherpa Summit where the Catalyst Accelerator team along with all Government and Commercial Sherpas gathered […]

All OSAM Cohort Companies Meet For The First Time

The Catalyst Accelerator, powered by The Air Force Research Laboratory/Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV) and The United States Space Force is excited to virtually kick off their On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing cohort on Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Eight small businesses from around the world were competitively selected to be a part of this unique cohort. […]

Eight Companies Join Catalyst Accelerator’s On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing Cohort

COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO, Apr 19, 2021 — Eight small businesses will come together virtually from across the country for the Catalyst Accelerator’s cohort focused on On-Orbit Servicing, Assembly, and Manufacturing. The Catalyst Accelerator, powered by the Air Force Research Lab Space Vehicles Directorate (AFRL/RV), was developed to promote technology advancement for the warfighter and guide […]