KSC News

Keystone Space Collaborative Receives $250,000 Grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation

The Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing (ARM) Institute, a Department of Defense-funded Manufacturing Innovation Institute, has announced that it is working with the Keystone Space Collaborative as a fiscal sponsor to support a $250,000 grant from the Richard King Mellon Foundation (RKMF).

Keystone Space Collaborative Grows by Bringing on First Full-Time Staffer

 The Keystone Space Collaborative (KSC) today announced the hiring of its new program director, Zoë Karabinus, effective immediately. Karabinus marks the first full-time staff member for the growing organization, which until now has been staffed by a volunteer working group composed of passionate members of the region’s space community. 


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Pittsburgh’s first-ever space convention kicks off on the North Shore

Participants from across the space industry, including NASA administrator Bill Nelson, gathered in Pittsburgh on April 20 to attend the Keystone Space Collaborative Inaugural Conference and witness the unveiling of the Peregrine Lunar Lander at Astrobotic

Building a space industry in the Steel City

Pittsburgh may soon be known for its space expertise rather than as the city of bridges. Justine Kasznica, Board Chair of the Keystone Space Collaborative believes the region’s strengths in life sciences, robotics and autonomy would complement, rather than compete, space industry clusters in other parts of the country.

Astrobotic unveils hardware from never-before-seen spacecraft in Pittsburgh

History was made at the Keystone Space Collaborative Inaugural Conference as Astrobotic unveiled hardware from the Peregrine Lunar Lander.

Keystone Space Collaborative concludes Inaugural Conference in Pittsburgh as region’s role in future extraterrestrial exploration grows

As Pittsburgh becomes a hub for all things space, the Keystone Space Collaborative continues to work hard toward its initiatives to further define priorities, drive its strategic plan and make space more accessible to those who wish to share an interest in it.

Keystone Space Collaborative Receives $250,000 Grant from Richard King Mellon Foundation

The RKMF grant will be used to fund Keystone Space Collaborative operations and programs, which will include hiring a Program Director, publishing a regional space ecosystem map and industry report, convening a regional space industry council to drive strategy, and more.

Could Pittsburgh be a space tech hub? Three innovators make the case.

Representing Pittsburgh-based space company Astrobotic, Keystone Space Collaborative Board Chair Justine Kasznica spoke on a panel discussion surrounding local technology and accessibility.

A Pittsburgh-built lander is headed to the moon

The first lander headed to the Moon since the Apolllo missions is right here in Pittsburgh. Unveiled at the Keystone Space Inaugural Annual Conference, the Peregrine lander is anticipated to make its journey this fall. 

Emerging Tech Law Podcast Series: Keystone Space Collaborative Conference

Jonathan Kersting talks with Board Chair Justine Kasznica about the 2022 Keystone Space Inaugural Annual Conference on the Babst Calland Emerging Tech Law Podcast Series.

Astrobotic lunar lander on track for late 2022 launch

At the 2022 Keystone Space Inaugural Annual Conference, attended by NASA Administrator Bill Nelson and other agency officials, Astrobotic showed its Peregrine lander that it plans to send to the Moon on the first United Launch Alliance Vulcan Centaur launch in late 2022.