Spaceport Colorado will serve as America’s hub for commercial space transportation, research and development. Horizontal launch facilities like Spaceport Colorado are developing around the world and have the potential to become the foundation for a global suborbital transportation network. Located six miles from Denver International Airport, Spaceport Colorado is conveniently accessible.
Located one mile closer to space, Colorado's aerospace companies, education institutions, and state leadership are growing aerospace talent and capabilities as the state's aerospace industry continues to expand.
Colorado’s aerospace industry contributes significantly to the state’s economic output and includes 180 aerospace companies and more than 500 suppliers and companies providing space-related products and services. Eight of the nation's leading aerospace contractors are headquartered in Colorado, along with major U.S. Department of Defense facilities, NASA research and development activities, and top-ranked universities for aerospace. In fact, Colorado ranked third in the nation in NASA prime contract awards totaling $1.8 billion in 2016.