AstroLabs is a high-tech start-up company in the field of space missions and flight systems design. It is a spin-off from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), California Institute of Technology (Caltech). AstroLabs, LLC (2016) is a direct outgrowth of the 15-year consulting sole proprietorship business of Dr. Leon Alkalai called Leon Alkalai Consulting (LAC).
In today’s fast growing field of commercial space, existing mission and flight system design services are typically captive to a vertically integrated space enterprise. For example, NASA centers such as JPL, and large commercial space companies, develop and use their own internal space mission and flight system design services. These generally serve their internal user needs and are not typically available to other commercial enterprises. This service is typically expensive and unaffordable to most small businesses, start-up companies, academia, etc. AstroLabs aims to change that.