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Bryce Space and Technology is an analytics and engineering firm for space and satellite, cyber, and R&D clients.

Who We Are

Unlike management generalists, our domain focus enables us to offer our clients cutting-edge expertise and data. Our proprietary, research-based models predict critical outcomes in space and technology – satellite market share, launch pricing, technology forecasting accuracy, and the cost of moving up the TRL scale to name just a few. We apply interdisciplinary analytic skills combined with deep domain knowledge of complex technology industries to meet the needs of government and commercial clients.

We believe industry leaders and policy makers require objective, data-driven analysis, free of vested interests and pre-conceptions, to make the right decisions. Bryce cultivates a culture of engagement and partnership with our clients, whose success we take personally.

A brief introduction to the team

Bryce Space and Technology is an integrated team of analysts with career-long expertise in space, cyber, and advanced R&D.

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Bryce News
News | 29 July 2019

Bryce Awarded $10M NASA Contract

Bryce Space and Technology was recently awarded a contract supporting NASA with a ceiling value of nearly $10 million.

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Delano.lu
News | 2 July 2019

Return on Space

The Luxembourg space economy, investment trends, and data from the Start-Up Space 2019 report.

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LA Times
News | 28 June 2019

SpaceX faces daunting challenges if it’s going to win the internet space race

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on competition in the satellite industry.

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Via Satellite
News | July 2019

How Launch Providers are Standing Out in a New Commercial Market

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the demand for small satellites and the success of providers in the emerging LEO market.

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New Hampshire Union Leader
News | 7 June 2019

NASA to allow private citizens to fly to the International Space Station

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on NASA’s decision to commercialize the International Space Station and its impact on the space industry.

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SatMagazine
News | 5 June 2019

An Executive Summary: Start-Up Space — Investments in commercial space ventures through 2017

A close look at investment data and trends in the start-up space industry with findings from our latest report.

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Houston Chronicle
News | 30 May 2019

A new space race

How satellites have contributed to the overall space economy, with data included from the 2019 State of the Satellite Industry report.

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GeekWire
News | 28 May 2019

Blue Origin, Boeing and other ventures lay out ideas for commercial space stations

Bryce analyzed future low earth orbit markets for industry partners as part of a recent NASA study.

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Wired
News | 24 May 2019

Elon Musk just ignited the race to build the space internet

UK Head of Analytics, Manny Shar, comments on the demand for space-based internet services.

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SpaceNews
News | 22 May 2019

Companies encourage NASA to press ahead with LEO commercialization efforts

Panelists at Space Tech Expo examine progress on NASA’s LEO commercialization efforts. “Has LEO commercialization been eclipsed by the lunar landing?” asked Mike French, SVP of commercial space.

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SpaceNews
News | 15 May 2019

Musk says Starlink “economically viable” with around 1,000 satellites

What lies ahead for SpaceX satellite launches. Data included from the 2019 State of the Satellite Industry report.

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Breaking Defense
News | 10 May 2019

USG Launch Revenue Soars 50% In 2018: Satellite Industry Association

Growth in the satellite industry with data from the 2019 State of the Satellite Industry report.

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ESA
News | 6 May 2019

Recognising Sustainable Behaviour

In an effort to mitigate space debris, WEF has partnered with MIT’s Media Lab and ESA, to launch a ‘Space Sustainability Rating.’ Bryce will be working on this initiative in collaboration with the University of Texas at Austin.

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Axios
News | 30 April 2019

Nearly 3 dozen companies are trying to go to space

CEO Carissa Christensen discusses cost-effective options for companies looking to launch small satellites.

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SpaceNews
News | 29 April 2019

Why a Space Force could be good for business

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the potential benefits of having a Space Force to bridge the gap between commercial space companies and the military and intelligence communities.

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Breaking Defense
News | 16 April 2019

Pentagon Commercial Space Choices Widen As Space Unicorns Blossom

The influx of venture capital invested in start-up space and the future of public-private partnerships. Data included from our Start-Up Space 2019 report.

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SpaceNews
News | 10 April 2019

Space investment hits record high in 2018

The Bryce report estimates the largest single deal last year was $750 million invested in Blue Origin by its founder, billionaire Jeff Bezos. CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the 2019 Start-Up Space Report data.

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LA Times
News | 10 April 2019

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy launches its first satellite into a rapidly changing market

Aerospace Analyst, Phil Smith, provides insight on the Falcon Heavy launch vehicle.

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Fox Business
News | 9 April 2019

Investment in US Space industry reaches record levels in 2018

Investors poured a record $3.2 billion into the U.S. space industry in 2018, according to a new study released on Tuesday, spanning both early- and late-stage startups and underscored by increasing interest from venture capitalists.

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SatMagazine
News | 2 April 2019

Smallsats By The Numbers: A discussion of the smallsat industry

Aerospace Analyst, Tara Halt, provides insight on the smallsat industry with data from our Smallsats by the Numbers 2019 report.

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SpaceNews
News | 26 March 2019

How the space industry learned to stop worrying and love the bubble

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the oversupply of small launch vehicles within the space industry.

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Thomas Index
News | 11 March 2019

As Space Industry Booms, Sourcing for Aerospace Contract Manufacturing Takes Off

Business success for the U.S. space industry with data included from our 2018 Start-Up Space report.

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CNBC
News | 11 March 2019

NASA budget reveals even more reliance on private companies like SpaceX and Blue Origin

Mike French, senior vice president for commercial space, comments on what private companies are top contenders for winning NASA contracts.

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Fox Business
News | 5 March 2019

Billions flow to US space industry, but reckoning looms

Senior Vice President, Mike French, comments on partnerships between the government and new space companies.

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Asia Times
News | 4 March 2019

For Japan’s ispace, the Moon is the limit

Mike French, senior vice president for commercial space, comments on ispace’s partnership with Draper.

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LA Times
News | 1 March 2019

SpaceX to launch Crew Dragon capsule without humans aboard

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on public-private partnerships.

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Forbes
News | 27 February 2019

What Will It Take To Turn A Profit In Space?

Investments in commercial space with supporting data from our 2018 Start-Up Space report.

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Washington Post
News | 27 February 2019

OneWeb wants to rebuild the Internet in space, connecting billions not on the Web. Can it succeed?

CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in on OneWeb’s success and challenges.

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MIT Technology Review
News | 14 February 2019

Why the future of satellite internet might be decided in rural Alaska

Manny Shar, UK head of analytics, comments on OneWeb’s core market.

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SpaceNews
News | 5 February 2019

Smallsat industry faces new challenges to growth

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the success of space companies in 2019.

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LA Times
News | 31 January 2019

Cutbacks at Stratolaunch, Virgin Galactic show the space industry is entering a second stage

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the new phases of business at SpaceX and Virgin Galactic.

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LA Times
News | 9 January 2019

SpaceX will soon launch and land its giant Mars spaceship. But its other 2019 goals are more down-to-earth.

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the uncertainty within the commercial market for planetary exploration and finding a balance between existing and future markets.

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Daily Nation
News | 6 January 2019

In space, the US sees a rival in China

Senior space analyst, Phil Smith, comments on space budgets in the United States and China.

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LA Times
News | 21 December 2018

‘Move fast and break things,’ satellite edition: FCC fines Swarm $900,000 for launching without permission

Senior space analyst, Phil Smith, comments on the importance of having a regulatory body for satellite activity.

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LA Times
News | 13 December 2018

Virgin Galactic reaches suborbital space for the first time. Now it’s closer to flying customers there.

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on Virgin Galactic’s success and its impact on the suborbital space tourism industry.

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Wired
News | 7 December 2018

The SpaceX “Clown Car” Launch Actually Worked – Here’s How

The appeal of small satellites with data included from the Smallsats by the Numbers 2018 report.

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Forbes
News | 21 November 2018

Pint-Sized Space Race: Miniature Rockets Are Starting To Crowd Launch Pads

Competition in the satellite industry with supporting data included from the 2018 State of the Satellite Industry report.

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RFE/RL
News | 18 November 2018

Russia’s Security Agency Pulls Ambitious Satellite Internet Venture Back to Earth

CEO Carissa Christensen discusses the impact of OneWeb’s uncertainty on Roscosmos.

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Economic Times
News | 12 November 2018

Space launch firms start small today to go big tomorrow

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the future space economy.

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Washington Post
News | 28 September 2018

NASA stands by SpaceX, even as Elon Musk’s troubles grow

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on NASA’s partnership with SpaceX

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Axios
News | 6 October 2018

1 big thing: The new global race to space

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the small satellite launch market.

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LA Times
News | 28 September 2018

SpaceX has big plans for its BFR. Can it find enough billionaires to pay for the rocket?

CEO Carissa Christensen and SVP Mike French discuss revenue from satellite services and investment activity.

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Washington Post
News | 16 September 2018

Defense giants bet big on small satellites

The growing market for smaller satellites with supporting data from the 2018 State of the Satellite Industry report.

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SpaceNews
News | 15 August 2018

Ariane 6 is nearing completion, but Europe’s work is far from over

Europe aims to sell Ariane 6 rockets for about half the cost of Ariane 5 missions. Data included from our 2018 Annual Compendium of Commercial Space Transportation.

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MoneyWeek
News | 9 August 2018

Visionary investors should place their bets in the space race

Investment opportunities in satellite technology with data included from the 2018 State of the Satellite Industry report.

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Bloomberg
News | 26 July 2018

The New Rockets Racing to Make Space Affordable

CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in on the drop in launch costs, driven in part by SpaceX.

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LA Times
News | 16 July 2018

The military is building a space plane. Now it looks to have an engine up to the task

Senior space analyst, Phil Smith, comments on the launch price tag for Minotaur and Vega rockets.

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SpaceNews
News | 5 July 2018

A trillion-dollar space industry will require new markets

Predictions for a growing space industry with data included from the 2018 State of the Satellite Industry report.

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Aviation Week
News | 21 June 2018

Satellite Industry Continues Upward Climb

Data included from the 2018 State of the Satellite Industry report, prepared by our team for SIA.

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CNBC
News | 22 May 2018

How Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX beat Boeing to become a $28 billion aerospace juggernaut

CEO Carissa Christensen shares insight on SpaceX, their achievements and success.

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Ars Technica
News | 3 May 2018

Block 5 rocket launch marks the end of the beginning for SpaceX

CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in on the upcoming Block 5 rocket launch.

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London School of Economics
News | 30 April 2018

Leaving Spaceship Europe: British space policy after Brexit

Data from our 2018 Start-Up Space report confirms that 20% of non-U.S. investors in start-up space companies are headquartered in the UK.

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Financial Times
News | 27 April 2018

UK space industry ponders life without Galileo

Despite a relatively small public budget, the UK is home to the world’s second largest population of space start-ups.

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SpaceNews
News | 22 April 2018

Boeing, Lockheed, ULA corner the government-funded space market. SpaceX moving up.

Start-up space ventures have attracted an estimated $18.4 billion in investments since 2000. Data included from our 2018 Start-Up Space report.

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Pitchbook
News | 29 March 2018

Exploding rockets, the Great Man Theory and other reasons space is heating up again

The number of investors moving into the space industry is growing rapidly. Data from our 2018 Start-Up Space report confirms.

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Washington Post
News | 8 March 2018

Why Billionaires keep pouring money into the space industry

Data compiled by Bryce shows the billion dollar investments into start-up space ventures.

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Wired
News | 14 February 2018

China Wants To Make A Mark In Space – But It’ll Need A Little Help

CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in on the potential partnership between China and Luxembourg.

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LA Times
News | 5 February 2018

SpaceX nears launch of Falcon Heavy, facing a changing market for heavy-lift rockets

Bryce’s Phil Smith comments on the Ariane 5 heavy launcher and what makes it unique.

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Washington Post
News | 30 January 2018

Elon Musk is set to launch his Falcon Heavy rocket, a flamethrower of another sort

SpaceX knows both failure and triumph. Bryce’s data confirms.

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Fast Company
News | 23 January 2018

How To Launch A Space Startup

Funding for space startups reached an all-time high last year.

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The New York Times
News | 22 January 2018

SpaceX’s Big Rocket, the Falcon Heavy, Finally Reaches the Launchpad

After years of development, SpaceX is preparing to test its newest rocket. CEO Carissa Christensen comments on its potential.

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LA Times
News | 12 January 2018

The Falcon Heavy rocket will be one of SpaceX’s biggest tests yet

CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in on the importance of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket launch.

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SpaceNews
News | 20 December 2017

Op-ed: Continued innovation, regulatory reform needed to further U.S. leadership in space

Data included from our 2017 Start-Up Space report

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Investor’s Business Daily
News | 13 December 2017

Amazon’s Bezos Fuels Blue Origin To Successful Space Launch

Bezos and fellow billionaires pursuing space exploration and tourism. Investment data prepared by Bryce.

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Houston Chronicle
News | 6 December 2017

SpaceCom panelists ponder regulatory future of private space

CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in on space investment from venture capitalists

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SpaceNews
News | 5 December 2017

Investor interest in space companies remains strong despite no big deals

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on space investment activity in 2017

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The Conversation
News | 29 November 2017

Three new reports add clarity to Australia’s space sector, a ‘crowded and valuable high ground’

Australia’s existing space capabilities and potential growth opportunities.

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GeekWire
News | 10 November 2017

Why data analytics is becoming the next frontier for the commercial space industry

The space age is turning into the data age. CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in.

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HeraldNet
News | 9 November 2017

Boeing plans new spaceplane to launch satellites by 2020

Bryce Senior Space Analyst, Phil Smith, comments on the supply and demand of small launch vehicles.

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Washington Post
News | 26 October 2017

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Richard Branson’s space companies

Investment activity in start-up space ventures with data from the 2017 Start-Up Space report.

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CNBC
News | 19 October 2017

Japanese start-up taps into space boom with an Airbnb service for satellites

How launching more satellites will impact data tracking and monitoring on Earth.

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CNBC
News | 19 October 2017

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to invest $1 billion in Richard Branson’s space companies

Investment activity in start-up space ventures with data from the 2017 Start-Up Space report.

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Financial Times
News | 19 October 2017

Private investors push down stratospheric cost of space start-ups

Why 2017 is expected to be a record year for investment in space start-ups. Industry data prepared by Bryce.

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Chronicle Herald
News | 13 October 2017

Spaceport not ‘pie in the sky’

Phil Smith discusses the launch market and the segment predicted to grow.

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LA Times
News | 5 October 2017

SpaceX and Blue Origin could gain from Mike Pence’s call for a return to the moon

Bryce Senior Space Analyst, Phil Smith, comments on the possibility of the U.S. returning to the moon.

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LA Times
News | 18 September 2017

Northrop Grumman aims for space with $7.8 billion bid to buy Orbital ATK

Bryce Senior Space Analyst, Phil Smith, weighs in on the potential acquisition.

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The Japan Times
News | 13 September 2017

Infostellar to improve satellite access with global antenna-sharing platform

Why communicating with satellites can be a challenge and what is being done in response, with satellite industry data by Bryce.

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Bloomberg Technology
News | 12 September 2017

Infostellar Aims to Make Satellite Access Less of a Dark Art

How Infostellar plans to change our communication with satellites. Industry data prepared by Bryce.

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Investor’s Business Daily
News | 8 September 2017

Space Industry Booms on Wings – And Wallets – Of Billionaires Like Elon Musk

Four billionaires, led by Elon Musk, have kicked off a private-sector space race. Data included from our Start-Up Space Report 2017.

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Sydney Morning Herald
News | 30 August 2017

Billionaires punt on space exploration ventures

There are several individuals among the world’s 500 richest people who have an investment in a space enterprise.

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SGx2017
Events | 24 August 2017

Fine Tuning Your Crystal Ball

One of our senior analysts, Carie Mullins, gave a presentation at SGx2017.

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Bloomberg Technology
News | 21 August 2017

Billionaire Moguls Join Musk, Bezos in Race to Outer Space

Data compiled by the Bloomberg Billionaires Index and Bryce reveal billionaires who have an investment in a space enterprise.

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Financial Times
News | 9 August 2017

The billionaire space race (video)

CEO Carissa Christensen discusses venture investment in space.

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LA Times
News | 4 August 2017

In the latest twist for space start-ups, a rocket roars off a country road in Georgia

Bryce Space and Technology Senior Space Analyst, Phil Smith, comments on the incremental launch progress from Vector Space Systems.

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LA Times
News | 14 July 2017

A new generation of giant rockets is about to blast off

Bryce team members discuss potential changes within the launch market.

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Aviation Week
News | 13 July 2017

Risks, Opportunities Seen In Smallsat Market

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the growth in emerging remote sensing companies.

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VoA
News | 11 July 2017

Report: Small Satellites Driving Space Industry Growth

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the growth of the satellite industry and contributing factors.

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Fierce Wireless
News | 12 July 2017

Satellite industry cites growth as driver for spectrum policy

New investments and initiatives within the satellite industry and data prepared by Bryce.

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Business Day
News | 12 July 2017

Small satellites are driving growth in the space industry

CEO Carissa Christensen weighs in on the growth of the satellite industry.

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SpacePolicyOnline.com
News | 11 July 2017

SIA: State of Satellite Industry is “Positive”

Breaking down the annual report from SIA, with data prepared by Bryce.

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finfeed
News | 5 July 2017

NASA vs the new kids: will the space giant become obsolete?

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on cost saving tactics for future space missions.

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Smithsonian.com
News | June 2017

The Age of Weightlessness

CEO Carissa Christensen comments in the Smithsonian Magazine about the growing space economy with fellow entrepreneurs.

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Tech Times
News | 21 May 2017

Will The Billionaires Beat NASA To Planet Mars?

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the viability of commercial ventures for deep space missions.

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CNBC
News | 17 May 2017

SpaceX is rushing to beat NASA to Mars

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on launch system reusability and its impact on Mars exploration.

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Financial Times
News | 5 May 2017

Reaction’s innovative Saber Engine

Bryce’s Phil Smith comments on Reaction Technologies’ unique approach to engine development.

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CNBC
News | 20 April 2017

U.S. Military Partners with Space Startups

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the startup investment opportunities in the space industry.

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SpaceNews
News | 5 April 2017

Assuring U.S. space competitiveness

David F. Melcher discusses An AIA report for which Bryce provided data in this op-ed piece.

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Bryce News
News | 31 March 2017

Ian Dickinson Joins Bryce Space and Technology Team

Bryce Space and Technology acquires cyber firm ID Associates and welcomes Brig Gen (Ret.) Ian Dickinson as Chief Operating Officer and senior cyber expert.

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Wired
News | 30 March 2017

SpaceX Launches Its First Truly Reusable Rocket

CEO Carissa Christensen comments in Wired on the successful launch and return of SpaceX’s Falcon 9.

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Via Satellite
News | March 2017

Market Innovation Driving CubeSats into the Mainstream

Principal Investigator Kirsten Armstrong comments on the the scale of CubeSat investment in the March issue of Via Satellite.

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Le Temps
News | 22 March 2017

Competition intensifies between Blue Origin and SpaceX

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the position of Blue Origin and SpaceX in the future commercial launch market in the Swiss daily Le Temps.

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Reuters
News | 21 March 2017

Rocket Labs receives financing

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on financing acquisition by New Zealand-based startup.

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Satellite 2017
Events | 6 March 2017

Satellite 2017

Carie Mullins, Senior Engineer: SGX at Satellite 2017 Keynote Series. 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

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Satellite 2017
Events | 9 March 2017

Satellite 2017

Carissa Christensen, CEO: Innovation Forum Keynote Series. 11:30 am – 12:00 pm

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Goldman Sachs
Events | 27 June 2017

Goldman Sachs Innovation Symposium

Carissa Christensen, CEO, will be speaking on a panel about space at this full-day symposium on various longer-term thematic topics.

The New York Times
News | 7 March 2017

Blue Origin’s first paying customer

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on Jeff Bezos’ announcement of first satellite launch customer for Blue Origin

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The Washington Post
News | 2 March 2017

Richard Branson’s satellite venture

CEO Carissa Christensen comments on the smallsat ecosystem in this Washington Post article on the new Virgin Galactic satellite venture.

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Contract Vehicles

GSA

Bryce Space and Technology was awarded a GSA Professional Services Schedule with the following SINs available: Integrated Consulting Services (SIN 874-1) and Program and Project Management Services (SIN 874-7) (formerly MOBIS SINs), Strategic Planning for Technology Programs/Activities (SIN 871-1), Concept Development and Requirements Analysis (871-2) (formerly PES SINs), as well as Market Research and Analysis (541 4A).

Other Vehicles

We also hold several agency-specific Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contracts. Agencies can access our services in the areas of space and technology through these vehicles as well as directly with us as a Woman-Owned Small Business.

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