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SpaceNews announced the winners of its third annual SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation at a Dec. 10 awards luncheon in Washington. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine and U.S. Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond, commanders of U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command, were in attendance to accept government leader of the year awards.

 

2019 SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation winners

  • Company of the Year 
    • Rocket Lab won both the SpaceNews Award and Readers’ Choice
  • Startup of the Year
    • SpaceNews Award: Hawkeye 360
    • Readers’ Choice: Relativity Space
  • Breakthrough of the Year
    • SpaceNews Award: Space X’s Starlink
    • Readers’ Choice:  Space X’s Starhopper
  • Government Agency of the Year
    • NASA won both the SpaceNews Award and Readers’ Choice
  • Government Leader of the Year (Civil)
    • SpaceNews Award: ESA Director General Jan Woerner
    • Readers’ Choice: NASA  Administrator Jim Bridenstine
  • Government Leader of the Year (Military)
    • Gen. Jay Raymond, Commander, U.S. Space Command and Air Force Space Command, won both the SpaceNews Award and Readers’ Choice
  • Corporate Leader of the Year
    • Maxar Technologies  CEO Dan Jablonsky won both the SpaceNews  Award and Readers’ Choice
  • Turnaround of the Year
    • SpaceNews Award: Firefly Aerospace
    • Readers’ Choice: Maxar Technologies
  • Deal of the Year
    • SpaceNews Award: Virgin Galactic IPO
    •  Readers’ Choice: Blue Origin Artemis Lander Team
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
    • The Brooke Owens Fellowship won both SpaceNews Award and Readers’ Choice
  • Space Stewardship Award
    • SpaceNews Award: LeoLabs
    • Readers’ Choice: Iridium Communications

 

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