Frequently Asked Questions


What is NewSpace?

NewSpace is an emerging global industry of private companies and entrepreneurs who primarily serve commercial customers, are backed by risk capital seeking a return, and profit from innovative products or services developed in or for space.

What is NewSpace Global?

NewSpace Global (“NSG”) is an information services provider that tracks the NewSpace industry.

NSG consists of a diverse group of domestic and international experts who specialize in business, entrepreneurship, finance, law, management, physics and aerospace engineering.

Please see the About Us page for more information.

What customers does NSG serve?

NSG serves parties interested in the NewSpace industry. This primarily consists of Fortune 500s, investment funds, individual investors, insurance agencies, NewSpace companies, law firms, government agencies, consultants, incubators, academic institutions and industry professionals.

How does NSG help its customers?

NSG provides critical information on the commercial space industry to its customers through several tools: a monthly market tracking report (Thruster), the three NSG indices, the Observer database of information and analysis, and the daily news source NewSpace Watch.

How does NSG analyze companies?

NSG analysts track over 500 for-profit, privately or publicly held companies positioning themselves to profit from growth in the NewSpace industry. For privately-held companies, analysts determine scoring by applying a rigorous 50-question algorithm which explores the management, market, capitalization, and technology (the NSG 4 Screens) of that company.

What are the NSG 4 Screens?

The NSG 4 Screens are used by NSG Analysts to assess rank companies on the NSG 100 and NSG OTB indices. The screens are, in order of importance, Management, Market, Capitalization, and Technology.

What are the NSG 8 Verticals?

The NSG 8 Verticals are the markets of NewSpace. Ranked from existing to potential markets, they are Spacecraft, Launch Vehicle Providers, Human Spaceflight, Microgravity Research/Production, Spaceland, In Space Services, Space Resources, and Space-based Energy.

What is Observer?

Observer is database of information and analysis for each of the nearly 400 privately-held companies tracked on the NSG 100 and NSG OTB.

What are the NSG Indices?

The NSG 100 index tracks the top 100 private companies in NewSpace.

The NSG OTB (“On-the-Bubble”) index tracks those private NewSpace companies that are not in the NSG 100.

The NSG PTC (Publicly Traded Companies) index tracks those publicly traded companies positioned to profit from NewSpace.

How many companies does NSG analyze?

NSG analyzes over 700 companies - a number that continues to grow as the NewSpace industry matures.

Are all of the companies that are in the NSG indices aerospace companies?

No, companies positioned, or positioning itself to profit from NewSpace growth is tracked by NSG analysts. Several companies in the NSG indices would not traditionally be classified as aerospace companies.

Does NSG just analyze companies based in the US?

No, NewSpace Global analyzes companies all around the world so long as they are for-profit and connected to growth in NewSpace.

What is Thruster?

Thruster is NSG’s monthly market tracking report. In Thruster, expert contributors across the globe write in-depth articles that cover all aspects of the NewSpace industry from the perspective of financial and technical analysis.

What is the difference between NewSpace Watch and NewSpace Global?

NewSpace Watch is a product provided by NewSpace Global as a regularly updated, source of news relating to NewSpace. While Thruster offers in-depth, original analysis and expert coverage by NSG’s team of analysts, writers, and contributors, NewSpace Watch provides articles and a timely aggregation of articles found on the web.


How do I sign up for a free trial?

Click here to register for for a free trial account.

What products are offered in the free trial account?

Trial accounts have access to the NSG 100, Thruster, and NewSpace Watch, as well as limited access to Observer. The trial period lasts 14 days. For access to our other services, such as network or database access, please sign up for a Basic, Premium, or Elite account.

How do I know when my free trial account has been activated?

You will receive an email confirming the account activation at which point you will be able to log in.

My free trial account has been activated. How do I log in?

Simply enter your username and password at the top of the NewSpace Watch or the NewSpace Global home page.

What if I have forgotten my password?

Simply click here to reset your password.

May I share my free trial login info with others?

Unfortunately, no. However, we encourage them to sign up for free trials.

I was able to log into my account, how do I access Thruster?

Click here to access Thruster.

Articles can be found by clicking on Thruster at the top of the NSG home page, selecting the desired issue, and then selecting the desired article in the sidebar.

Can I download Thruster?

PDF versions of Thruster can be downloaded online. Click on Thruster at the top of the NSG home page, select the desired issue, and an option to download the PDF will be located on the bottom left-hand side of the page. This version does not contain the features provided through our website. We strongly encourage you to use the online version.

What does the online version of Thruster have that the PDF version does not?

The online version of Thruster has several useful features not in the PDF. For example, we have implemented a “mouseover” feature that enables you to get more detailed information (e.g. NSG current ranking, number of employees, revenue, sub-sectors, etc.) on the companies NSG tracks. For publicly traded companies, stock prices with daily changes may also be found in these mouseovers. As well, the online version contains links to related articles, videos and presentations.

How do I access the NSG indices?

Click here to access the NSG indices.

Companies can be found by clicking on Indices at the top of the NSG home page, selecting the desired index, and then selecting the desired company.

What happens when my free trial expires?

A customer service representative will reach out to you to request feedback on your experience. We strongly encourage you to schedule a time to provide this feedback as this enables NSG to determine how we can best benefit you and/or your organization.

My free trial expired and I want to subscribe. How much does it cost?

This depends on the level of services required. The benefits and prices of of our subscription options are listed here.

What is the difference between an individual and an enterprise/site license account?

Individual subscriptions can be purchased for a single user. Enterprise/Site License subscriptions can be purchased for groups accounts (e.g. companies, universities, government agencies, non-profit organizations) to grant access to multiple users. Please see our subscriptions page for more information.

What is the difference between basic and premium accounts?

The primary difference is that premium accounts are more customized for the subscriber than basic accounts. If you are interested in learning more about premium accounts, please contact a sales representative at or 855.NSG.INDEX.

What is an elite account?

Elite accounts are highly customized depending on the unique needs of the subscriber. Due to the unique nature of each elite subscriber, pricing and services must be determined prior to the subscription activation. If you are interested in learning more about Elite accounts, please contact a sales representative at or 855.NSG.INDEX.

I have selected the appropriate subscription for my individual or company’s needs, how do I subscribe?

The subscriptions page describes the subscriptions that can be purchased online. There, select your desired subscription level and enter your account and payment information. If you would like to subscribe at the enterprise premium or elite level, please contact a sales representative at or 855.NSG.INDEX.

What methods of payment does NSG accept for subscriptions?

Subscriptions can be paid with any major credit card (e.g. Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or American Express), PayPal, or by check.

Are any discounts available?

There is a 20% discount for signing up during your free trial. Furthermore, there is a 60% discount for individuals possessing valid .edu (academic) or .gov (public sector) emails. To sign up for a free trial, click here. Please contact us at or 855.NSG.INDEX to learn more about our academic/government discounts.

I paid for an enterprise account, how do I provide NSG with the user emails?

You have several options: (1) simply email the list of usernames with accompanying emails (2) provide us with a document (e.g. Excel or Google Document) with the account information for all users. Send this information to The NSG tech team will be more than happy to help you through this process.

I signed up for an enterprise account, who is permitted to have access to the subscription?

So long as the users are directly affiliated with your company or organization, they are permitted to use the subscription. All user account email addresses associated with the enterprise account must have the same or similar domain (

What is the difference between a Sponsor and an Affiliate? What are the benefits of each? How can I become one?

To learn more about these opportunities, please contact our sales department at or 855.NSG.INDEX.

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