About Us

Company Overview

UP Aerospace was created in 1998 by founder Jerry Larson and incorporated in 2004 with its headquarters located in Denver, Colorado.   UP Aerospace has been successfully conducting launches from Spaceport America in New Mexico since 2006.  We have conducted a total of thirteen (13) launch campaigns from the Spaceport, nine (9) of our SpaceLoft launch vehicle, and four (4) additional launches of proprietary systems for Lockheed Martin and MOOG.  Our launch operations and SpaceLoft vehicle were designed and built from the ground up as a highly reliable low cost Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) system.  Flight hardware reusability has been a key program requirement for the SpaceLoft launch program, enabling further advancements in low cost space launch operations.  We have successfully demonstrated and refined our launch and integration services spanning over 10 years and 60 individual payload customers.

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Launch Site Location

The launch site for UP Aerospace operations is located at Spaceport America, the worlds first purpose-built spaceport. Located in Upham, New Mexico. Spaceport America provides ideal flight weather (historically 340 days of sunshine per year), and superior launch opportunities with restricted airspace adjacent to White Sands Missile range. Our launch complex consists of a number of fixed buildings that are used to conduct launch operations, assemble the launch vehicle, and perform the final payload integration procedures.  The Launch Control Center (LCC) is the heart of the operation, where the launch crew conducts the launch campaigns and monitors the vehicle during each flight.  A payload processing facility (PPF) is located adjacent to the LCC where customers can perform payload integration and setup their own telemetry system and monitor payload functions in real-time.  Our launch pad is located 4500 feet east of the LCC, where our permanent launcher and roll-back Final Assembly Building (FAB) are located.