Industry Group Working to Accelerate Partnerships for Space Innovation

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NewSpace New Mexico and RS21 to build data-driven platform for aerospace industry

NewSpace New Mexico (NewSpace), a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is uniting and igniting the business-focused commercial space ecosystem, is creating a data-driven platform intended to facilitate partnerships and accelerate innovation. The platform, developed in partnership with data science and analytics firm RS21, will improve virtual collaboration, learning environments and co-innovation for its more than one hundred members in government, industry and academia.

The platform will support a public-facing website, a real-time stakeholder engagement dashboard and a membership management application that centralizes NewSpace membership sign-up, access and security features. As it develops, the platform will also incorporate open source and procured data of interest to the NewSpace community to enhance knowledge management and connect members to national and international opportunities.

“NewSpace New Mexico brings people together, connects buyers to suppliers and ignites innovation by providing access to workspaces, equipment and resources for technology demonstration. NewSpace founder and CEO Casey Anglada DeRaad said. “The space sector is experiencing hyper-growth, and this platform will help us manage knowledge and improve business insights to ultimately enable space organizations to establish important connections and develop products and services faster.”

The new website will go live in 2022 and will allow NewSpace members to easily access their own data through intuitive visualizations. It will also provide actionable insights to NewSpace New Mexico to support governance decisions.

“As a member of NewSpace New Mexico and the space sector, we’re excited to help connect the dots to support space-related development,” said Charles Rath, RS21 President and CEO. “New Mexico is an important hub for the U.S. space industry, and this platform will amplify space innovations and investments.”

The aerospace industry is one of eight “key industries” in New Mexico identified by the state’s Economic Development Department. The announcement of the NewSpace platform comes after NewSpace New Mexico and the Air Force Research Laboratory revealed plans to launch Unite & Ignite Space, a co-innovation hub that received $11 million in federal funding. It will provide physical and virtual collaboration workspaces, programming, and consolidated resources.

About NewSpace New Mexico
NewSpace New Mexico is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit that is accelerating the pace of space innovation by uniting and igniting the industry. Through Unite & Ignite Space, a first-of-its-kind co-innovation hub, stakeholders gain access to workspaces, equipment, programming, rapid prototyping and demonstration, and other vital resources to advance innovation and progress. Services include access to space ecosystem knowledge, public events and networking; navigation services that provide tailored guidance and direct assistance to fast-track business growth; and collaborative innovation services that ignite product and solution development.

Founding partners include the State of New Mexico, Virgin Galactic, the Air Force Research Laboratory, and the U.S. Space Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office, among others. For more information, visit

About RS21
RS21 is a rapidly growing data science company that uses artificial intelligence, design, data engineering, and modern software development methods to empower organizations to make data-driven decisions that positively impact the world. Our innovative solutions are insightful, intuitive, inspiring, and intellectually honest. RS21 is a member of the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) and winner of the 2020 Hyperspace Challenge, a business accelerator sponsored by the U.S. Space Force and Air Force Research Laboratory. With offices in Albuquerque, NM and Washington, DC, RS21 is an Inc. 5000 fastest-growing company two years in a row and a Fast Company Best Workplace for Innovators.

We help clients achieve programmatic goals, improve efficiencies, reduce costs, and maximize productivity using MOTHR, our human-centered, artificial intelligence-driven platform that allows users to seamlessly integrate data and reveal insights at hyper speed. We navigate complex data issues in the fields of healthcare, defense, safety, urban planning, energy, cyber, land use, climate, disaster preparedness, disaster recovery, space, and social equity. For more information, visit

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