Axiom Space and Italian Government Sign Historic MOU to Expand Commercial Utilization of Space

The President and CEO of Axiom Space, Michael Suffredini (left), and Italy’s Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition, Vittorio Colao, (right) sign a MOU in Rome. The agreement furthers the Italian government’s and Axiom Space’s existing collaboration, including the potential for the development of space infrastructure integrated with the future Axiom Station, the world’s first commercial space station. (Image Credit: Axiom Space)

HOUSTON (Axiom Space PR) — Axiom Space, a leader in human spaceflight currently building the world’s first commercial space station, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Italian government to further their existing collaboration, including the potential for the development of space infrastructure integrated with the future Axiom Station. The agreement was signed by the President and CEO of Axiom Space, Michael Suffredini, and Italy’s Minister for Technological Innovation and Digital Transition, Vittorio Colao, on 19 May in Rome, Italy.

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Axiom Space Breaks Ground on New Headquarters and Space Station Production Facility at Houston Spaceport

The new Axiom Space campus will include astronaut training and mission control facilities, engineering development and testing labs, and a production facility for Axiom’s space station modules. (Credit: Jacobs Engineering)

HOUSTON, May 11, 2022 (Axiom Space PR) – The future of low-Earth orbit and human spaceflight in Space City, has a new base of operations as Axiom Space breaks ground on a new state-of-the-art headquarters in Houston.

On Wednesday, May 11, commercial space leader Axiom Space and the City of Houston celebrated groundbreaking at the company’s new, long-term headquarters at Ellington Airport, the site of the Houston Spaceport. There, Axiom Space – which is developing Axiom Station, the world’s first commercial space station – will construct a campus containing employee offices, astronaut training, and mission control facilities, engineering development and testing labs, and a high bay production facility to house Axiom’s space station modules under construction.

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Jacobs Awarded Commercial Space Headquarters Campus Contract

DALLAS (Jacobs PR) — Jacobs (NYSE:J) has been awarded the architecture and engineering phase one design contract by Axiom Space for the Assembly, Integration and Testing facility planned for the 400-acre Houston Spaceport in the heart of Space City at Ellington Airport. This new 100,000 sq ft facility will support Axiom Space’s mission to provide access to low Earth orbit and assemble the first commercial international space station.

Axiom Space’s vision is that commercial infrastructure and innovation in space can offer unique ways to improve life on Earth while advancing the human exploration of space. Once completed, the private space station will provide a central hub for research, to support microgravity experiments, manufacturing, and commerce in low Earth orbit missions.

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Collins Aerospace Expands Operations to Houston Spaceport

Rendering of Collins Aerospace campus. (Credit: Collins Aerospace)

The new eight-acre campus will support spaceflight, host Houston’s first space incubator

HOUSTON, May 19, 2021 (Collins Aerospace PR) – Collins Aerospace, a unit of Raytheon Technologies (NYSE: RTX), and Houston Airports, which manages and operates Houston Spaceport at Ellington Airport, EFD, announced plans for a new eight-acre, 120,000 square-foot campus that will support spaceflight and host Houston’s first spaceflight incubator.

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Houston Spaceport Slated to Become Home to the World’s First Commercial Space Station Builder

Axiom space station (Credit: Axiom Space)

HOUSTON (Houston Airports PR) — Houston Spaceport, the nation’s 10th commercially licensed Spaceport, will be home to the world’s first commercial space station builder, Axiom Space. The aerospace company announced plans to create a 14-acre headquarters campus to train private astronauts and begin production of its Axiom Station—the world’s first free-flying, internationally available private space station that will serve as humanity’s central hub for research, manufacturing and commerce in low Earth orbit.

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Houston Approves $18.8 Million for Ellington Spaceport Program

Artist’s impression of future Ellington spaceport. (Credit: Houston Airport System)

The Houston City Council has approved $18.8 million for the first phase of an ambitious effort to develop a spaceport at Ellington Airport.

The funding will pay for the construction of basic spaceport infrastructure, including streets, water, wastewater, electrical power distribution facilities, and communications facilities, according to the City Council agenda.

The council awarded the contract for the improvements, which are designed to help attract potential users of the spaceport, to Texas Sterling-Banicki, JV LLC.

Houston Spaceport is being designed to support the launch of suborbital, reusable vehicles. Officials have also opened the Houston Aerospace Support Center (HASC), which offers 53,000 square feet of laboratory office and technology incubator space and hardware production facilities.