May 28, 2024 – This week Riverstone Solutions, Inc. attended the State of the Space Industrial Base (SSIB) Conference in Albuquerque, NM, hosted by NewSpace Nexus. At the event, Riverstone Solutions was recognized as one the newest companies selected to the prestigious NewSpace Ignitor Program!

The NewSpace Ignitor is a purpose-built, first-of-its-kind incubator-like program designed to reduce barriers space companies face in moving their concepts beyond R&D. The program is made possible in partnership with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). “Riverstone is excited to see our logo on the Ignitor wall at the Launchpad!” stated Angela Rittenbach, Riverstone Solutions, Inc., President and CEO. “We see the direct impact NewSpace Nexus programs have had on small to mid-sized companies who have innovative ideas and concepts designed to support the Space industry. We are honored to be a part of this select group working directly with NewSpace Nexus, with direct access to Prime contractors, the space industrial base, industry advisors, and government agencies. We are excited to work with NewSpace Nexus to advance our proven data engineering and cybersecurity concepts to the Space Industry!”

Riverstone Solutions has been supporting the Department of Defense and the Defense Industrial Base (DIB) for more than 10 years. As the Space Industry is projected to expand by 800% in the next 20 years, Riverstone Solutions will advance capabilities to support the unique challenges related to space cybersecurity, space sensing and data transmission.

About NewSpace Nexus: Founded October 2019, NewSpace Nexus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit accelerating the pace of space innovation by uniting and igniting the industry. Through the NewSpace Launchpad, a first-of-its-kind co-innovation hub, stakeholders gain access to workspaces, equipment, programming, rapid prototyping and demonstration, and resources needed for innovation and rapid 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 for NewSpace Nexus include the Air Force Research Laboratory and the U.S. Space Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office.

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