The SpaceNews Awards for Excellence & Innovation honor excellence and innovation among space professionals, companies, programs and organizations.

It’s time for readers to vote for the finalists in each of the following categories:

  • Company of the Year
  • Government Agency of the Year
  • Corporate Leader of the Year
  • Government Leader of the Year
  • Unsung Hero of the Year
  • Startup of the Year
  • Turnaround of the Year
  • Breakthrough of the Year
  • Deal of the Year

Selection Process

October: Readers submit nominations in eight categories.

November: SpaceNews’ panel of judges select finalists from community nominations.

Nov. 10-Nov. 17: Readers vote on finalists via

Dec. 18: Winners will be announced online and in the Dec. 18 issue of SpaceNews magazine.

Click here to vote for your favorite finalists