Is there any known report, website or other source from where one can get a comprehensive overview of almost all startup companies related to space rockets or hardware that's dedicated to space rockets? I'm not interested in the products in particular, but in the companies/organizations that design and (intend to) build stuff.

Of course that would have to be updated rather frequently, but it sounds manageable.

I found something only about particular regions, or very outdated information. I am looking for current information that is as extensive as possible. Any definition of "startup company" is fine. Governmental/institutional (e.g. Universities) projects are also welcomed.

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    $\begingroup$ The annual compendium of commercial space transportation by the FAA is also a great resource. There is a long list of fact sheets for different launch vehicles starting at page 106 but also a lot of other great information about the industry in the 100 pages before that. $\endgroup$
    – GittingGud
    Commented Aug 1, 2019 at 14:11
  • $\begingroup$ @GittingGud one more reason to finally take a look at this. I am procrastinating since forever because of the page count xD $\endgroup$ Commented Aug 1, 2019 at 15:08

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New Space Hub is an invite only social network that keeps track of things like this. https://newspacehub.co/

They allow you to search their database though, even if you are not a member. So hopefully you can find what you are looking for there.

It is very well updated because most of their members are very active in the startup community.

  • $\begingroup$ Do you have any invitations by any chance? Would love to signup for it. $\endgroup$
    – Watch This
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 17:02
  • $\begingroup$ I think I have 9 left. If you want one just tell me what email to send it too. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 19:38
  • $\begingroup$ Awesome! Thanks a lot @Knudsen Number :D :D :D Here's my email id: [email protected] $\endgroup$
    – Watch This
    Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 22:30
  • $\begingroup$ And done. Sent it. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 9, 2019 at 22:55

At this year's IAC, there was a talk on the situation of startups developing "small launch vehicles". This excludes all launchers capable of delivering >1000kg of payload to LEO.

Growth of the Small Launcher Market 2015-2018


Bottom line: there's a lot, and all the numbers keep growing.

  • $\begingroup$ There's a paper by a Carlos neiderstrasser which discusses the small sat launcher and their companies digitalcommons.usu.edu/cgi/… There is an updated version released at the smallsat conference 2019 but I dont have it with me. If this is Tim Dodd, great work man.. Fan of your work. $\endgroup$
    – Rajath Pai
    Commented Dec 17, 2019 at 9:13

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