Introduction to SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc.
SpaceWorks Enterprises, Inc. (SEI) is an aerospace engineering concept design and systems analysis firm focusing on next-generation space transportation systems, future technologies, human and robotic exploration of space, and emerging space markets and applications. SEI's advanced concept design and development work helps our customers envision the impact of future technologies, understand the feasibility of proposed space missions, and make strategic decisions regarding future markets.
Our experienced team uses the latest multidisciplinary design techniques to combine a range of technical and economic assessments into an integrated capability. In-house capabilities include performance assessment, aerodynamic analysis, propulsion systems analysis, mission design, cost assessment, reliability and safety analysis, reusable launch vehicle operations simulation, business case assessment, artwork, and custom computer animation and renders. Design work can be performed probabilistically or deterministically, depending on customer needs and requirements.
Our customers include NASA, the U.S. Air Force, DARPA, traditional aerospace primes and emerging space entrepreneurs and their companies. Since our founding in 2000, SEI has served a variety of customers on space projects and contracts ranging from large to small, and from long to short duration. Our capabilities include single-discipline support for a client’s design team to complete end-to-end space concept analysis that includes performance, weight estimates, cost, and technology sensitivities.
SEI engineers are also engaged in advanced research and outreach activities on topics that resonate with the world community. Our internal research projects include mission studies of concepts that might be used to deflect potentially dangerous asteroids, applications of space-based solar power for strategic energy independence, and promotion of market-driven space development activities such as space tourism and space resource utilization.
In 2004, SpaceWorks received the NASA Group Achievement Award for the ATLAS Advanced Technology Lifecycle Analysis System management decision-support modeling tool as well as the NASA TGIR Turning Goals into Realities Award for Outstanding Contributions to the NGLT Systems Analysis Project Team (Mission Risk Analysis). SpaceWorks has also received the Orbital Sciences Corporation (OSC) Team Appreciation Award and is a recipient of the Inc. 500/5000 Award where it is listed as one of the fastest growing businesses in the United States. SpaceWorks is featured on the 2011 Inc. 500/5000 list as the second fastest growing engineering firm in Georgia and number 39 in the Engineering category overall based on 2010 revenues.
SEI is a privately held S-corporation based in Atlanta, GA. SEI is also a corporate partner in the Georgia Space Grant Consortium.