Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park

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The Vision: The Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park will serve as a gateway to connect Paso Robles, a community that has shaped the future of wine and agriculture for over a century, with California Polytechnic University, San Luis Obispo, one of the leading aerospace universities in the world, and the Cuesta Community College North Campus, a leader in services education, through the creation of an enterprising mixed-use community connected to an FAA licensed Spaceport, capable of operating horizontal access to deliver small satellite systems to space on a commercial platform.

The Plan Area will be a place where the existing strengths of the City are combined with the opportunities for the future, capitalizing on the technology transfer and research potential the Plan Area’s location and base economy provides.

The Spaceport license along with the existing Airport license will make for an economic opportunity for Paso Robles and the surrounding communities.

Educational Benefits of the Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park

With the US growing ever focused on advanced technologies, the need for skilled technicians is growing with it. The Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park would provide more young people the opportunity to work directly with industry in apprenticeship programs on cutting-edge technology.

These benefits extend beyond technicians; with a powerful technological base at Paso Robles, students from the Central Coast would have unparalleled access to industry professionals helping to excite the next generation of innovators.

Benefits to broader technological development exist, as well. Increasing access to space lowers the bar for technological development in the space sector and will speed up innovation that spills over to all industries. Satellite technology powers modern industries; from agriculture to education, technological advancement helps everyone.

Universities are challenged to recruit and retain top research and teaching talent in STEM fields when nearby industry incubators and opportunities are lacking. The development of a thriving space sector would create a virtual revolving door making it easier for Cal Poly and other educational institutions to recruit the educators they need to teach the next generation of industry, government and academic leaders.

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Companies and organizations continue to express interest in exploring operational relationships with the Paso Robles Spaceport (PRSP) Project.  Below are some that have submitted signed Letters of Intent (LOI):

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, expressed interest in providing potential “learn by doing” educational opportunities at the PRSP in Aeronautics and Space technologies to support the university's educational mission.  LOI

Stellar Exploration, a company that designs and builds miniaturized aerospace solutions for military, civil and commercial customers. Recently, Stellar Exploration provided the micro-propulsion system for NASA's CAPSTONE project, a microwave oven–sized CubeSat weighing just 55 pounds that has been in lunar orbit since November 13, 2022.  LOI

UARX Space Solutions, a space technology company based in Spain that designs and builds spacecraft to put CubeSats into their desired orbits, from Low Earth Orbit (LEO) to the moon and into deep space. The CEO and CTO of UARX both earned Masters degrees in Aerospace Engineering while students at Cal Poly.  LOI

Wagner Star Industries, a space technology company based in Florida interested in establishing space freight cargo operations. LOI

Gran Systems, a space technology company based in Taiwan that designs and builds CubeSat systems, among other space-related products, interested in establishing its California facility in Paso Robles.  KSBY news report.  LOI


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