Space Transport and Recovery Systems, LLC (STAR Systems) is a startup aerospace venture dedicated to providing affordable access to space with the Hermes spacecraft: a suborbital space shuttle for everyone, built on the premise that anyone should be able to take a trip into space without spending their life savings. By combining the latest commercially available advances in materials science and hardware with over 60 years of lessons learned in aerospace technology and a “build-a-little, test-a-lot” mantra, STAR Systems is poised to provide lower cost, high frequency access to suborbital space on-demand for space tourists, academia and technology developers. Come join us for the ride, the sky is no longer the limit!
At STAR Systems our primary focus is the development of the Hermes spacecraft and its constituent structural, propulsion, avionics and life support subsystems. The primary academic discipline behind this development is aerospace engineering.
STAR Systems, LLC is currently located in the Phoenix metropolitan area of Arizona in the American Southwest, a region known worldwide for cutting-edge aerospace research and development. With the Mojave desert in Southern California to the west, White Sands and America's Space Port in New Mexico to the east, and aerospace development and testing grounds in Nevada and Utah to the North, Arizona is centered in a region that has played host to such notable R&D programs as the V-2 rocket, X-15 hypersonic research aircraft, the U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes, and even Space Shuttle operations.
STAR Systems, LLC is the cooperative result of a sum total of 50 years of experience in private, commercial space transportation system research, design and prototype development, and is poised for a big jump into the industry with the Hermes spacecraft.