Who We Are & What We Do
About NewSpace Nexus
Founded October 2019, NewSpace Nexus is a 501(c)(3) non-profit accelerating the pace of space innovation by uniting and igniting the industry. Through the NewSpace Launchpad, a first-of-its-kind co-innovation hub, stakeholders gain access to workspaces, equipment, programming, rapid prototyping and demonstration, and resources needed for innovation and rapid progress. Services include access to space ecosystem knowledge, public events, and networking; navigation services that provide tailored guidance and direct assistance to fast-track business growth; and collaborative innovation services that ignite product and solution development.
Founding partners include the State of New Mexico, Virgin Galactic, the Air Force Research Laboratory, the U.S. Space Force Space Rapid Capabilities Office, among others.
Foster an entrepreneurial, business-focused commercial space ecosystem in New Mexico by making connections, advocating for stakeholders, and preparing for the future.
Growing the space industry from New Mexico for the nation.
NewSpace Nexus Board of Directors
NewSpace Nexus Advisory Board
NewSpace Nexus Industry Forum
NewSpace Nexus Team
Casey Anglada DeRaad
NewSpace Nexus, Founder, Chief Executive Officer
NewSpace Nexus, Director of Engagement
NewSpace Nexus, VP Operations & Integration
NewSpace Nexus, Co-Innovation Program Manager
NewSpace Nexus, Innovation Program Manager
NewSpace Nexus, Financial Analyst
NewSpace Nexus Consultants
Marketing Strategy & Communications
CRC, Space Stakeholder Engagement
NewSpace Nexus Interns
IT/Data & Cyber Security
Board of Directors
Executive Director, Talent Development Center, The Dayton Foundation
Aerospace and Defense Sector Consultant, Dayton Development Coalition
Strategic Partner, Battle Investment Group
Members of the NewSpace Nexus Advisory Board represent New Mexico space leaders from industry, academia, government and the community.
CTO and VP/GM for Technology Solutions, ARCTOS
New Mexico Chamber
Dekker Perich Sabatini
Scott Erwin (Liaison)
Chief Scientist, AFRL/RV
CNM Ingenuity; NM State Investment Council
Maj Gen Neil McCasland (Ret.)
Lockheed Martin Ventures
Assistant VPR, New Mexico Tech
Director, NMSU Physical Sciences Lab
SpaceFund; Jaguar Precision Machine
The NewSpace Nexus Industry Forum is led and attended by representatives from New Mexico space companies with the goal of supporting the needs of the NM space industry.
Director, Innovation Commercialization at NMSU Arrowhead Center