News & Events


March 31, 2020
An Update From The Lab!
An Update From The Lab!
January 13, 2020
A Letter From Our CEO
As we prepare for another busy year at Benchmark Space Systems, I want to take a few moments to reflect on last year, and share what we have in store for this year.
September 9, 2019
Welcome Brad!
We’d like to welcome Brad Hoover, the newest member of the Benchmark Space Systems team.
August 30, 2019
B125 Hot Fire Testing
Summer is winding down, but our lab is heating up! We are performing the first round of hot fire testing on our B125 system.
August 16, 2019
A Visit From Senator Patrick Leahy
Senator Patrick Leahy stopped by for a visit to the Benchmark Space Systems facility this week! It was an incredible opportunity to give a firsthand look at our progress in developing in-space propulsion systems.

Benchmark In the News

August 4, 2020

Benchmark to provide propulsion for Spaceflight’s Sherpa-NG

August 5, 2020

Benchmark Space Systems Integrating Tesseract Space IPs For Non-Toxic Propulsion Systems

July 28, 2020

Benchmark’s Smallsat Propulsion Workshop A Success

In early July, the Benchmark team produced a 2.5 hour workshop entitled “Propulsion Systems 101 Interactive Workshop – A guide to selecting the right propulsion technology for your Small Satellite mission.” In the firm’s opinion, this workshop was a great success. The company wanted to share some highlights and lessons learned for others wanting to build a learning experience for the community during COVID.
April 30, 2020

Benchmark Space Systems Thruster Now Integrated into the BSS1 Demo Smallsat

April 23, 2020

Benchmark Space Systems to offer propulsion systems in the Orbital Transports space catalog

January 12, 2020

Study of industry capabilities could reshape national security investments

January 6, 2020

Firefly Aerospace Preps for Debut Flight of Its Alpha Rocket in April

October 25, 2019


August 15, 2019

Senator Patrick Leahy Tours Vermont Company Creating Satellite Propulsion Systems

August 11, 2019

Vermont space company looks to debut its product next year

Industry News

April 16, 2020

Op-ed | The FCC’s space safety order: we all need to mitigate collision risk

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March 5, 2020

Op-ed | Proliferated LEO is risky but necessary

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January 29, 2020

Potential satellite collision shows need for active debris removal

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January 15, 2020

Orbital debris mitigation guidelines still useful, if complied with

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December 30, 2019

Iridium would pay to deorbit its 30 defunct satellites — for the right price

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December 19, 2019

SpaceX gets OK to re-space Starlink orbits

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December 17, 2019

Spending bill highlights ongoing debate on Commerce Department’s role in space traffic management

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December 9, 2019

U.S. government updates orbital debris mitigation guidelines

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October 31, 2019

Space Debris and Mt. Everest

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September 3, 2019

Can satellite megaconstellations be responsible users of space?

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71st International Astronautical Congress

October 12, 2020
October 14, 2020

Since its first edition in 1950, the IAC has been THE place for all space people to come together and discuss about the latest developments in space. In these challenging times, when physical meetings are near-impossible, the Federation, more than ever, is determined to play its unifying role for the space community. And this is why we have decided to organize the 71st International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2020, as a Cyberspace Edition and to offer it without registration fee, free of charge for a global community. This will allow us to also reach out to new communities and stakeholders that would normally not have the means and/or time to physically travel to an IAC.

The theme of the IAC 2020 – The CyberSpace Edition will indeed be about the IAF Motto: “IAF Connecting @ll Space People”. The IAF has understood that all the measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic that rely on social distancing and social isolation are placing a huge strain on communities. As the world is grappling with this massive challenge, the role of the Federation in the space community has become of paramount importance in connecting people back together. **Virtually and for free, we will embrace resilience by being connected together.

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