Aegis Aerospace Inc. made their company debut at the 36th National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in August. The newly formed organization was created through the merger of commercial space company Alpha Space Test and Research Alliance (Alpha Space) and technology/defense company MEI Technologies, Inc. (MEIT).
Standing on 30 years of success and innovation, Aegis offers a broad range of commercial space services, technology and engineering services, space system development services and related products to customers in the space and defense industries.
“The creation of Aegis Aerospace Inc. underscores the aerospace industry’s current evolution as federal and commercial space converge and change in exciting and dynamic ways,” said businesswoman and entrepreneur, Stephanie Muñiz Murphy, who is the principal owner and Executive Chair of the Board of the newly formed company. “The National Space Symposium was the perfect venue to debut Aegis. This was an amazing opportunity to personally introduce our expanded capabilities to customers and other esteemed peers.”
Murphy announced the merger in July and that Mark Gittleman, who served as CEO of Alpha Space since March of 2018, will become the President and CEO of Aegis. Gittleman brings more than 30 years’ experience in the space industry.
“The federal and commercial space industries have been growing and changing fast, and Aegis is uniquely positioned to work with our customers through these transitions as they evolve,” Gittleman said. “We used the Space Symposium as an opportunity to dig deeper with customers on how our new capabilities can help them solve their toughest problems, from engineering services through technology development, testing in space, and much more.”