ASTRA Named a Colorado Companies to Watch Winner

ASTRA has been named a Colorado Company to Watch, acknowledging the drive, excellence and influence of ASTRA as a growing company in the state.

Colorado Company to WatchColorado Companies to Watch honors second stage companies that develop valuable products and services, create quality jobs, enrich communities, and create new industries throughout Colorado.

Founder and CEO Geoff Crowley commented, “We are greatly honored to be recognized as a CCTW winner impacting economic growth locally here in Colorado. ASTRA will continue to leverage our unique technology development capabilities and fundamental science knowledge to generate new small satellite (“Smallsat”) solutions for data hungry industries.”

“We are pleased to recognize ASTRA for their outstanding contribution in fueling the economic fire of Colorado. Thank you ASTRA,” says Sean Nohavec, Colorado Companies to Watch Board Chairman.

Colorado Companies to Watch works to recognize the driving economic forces in the state by focusing not merely on growth, but on the true impact and influence of an organization. By focusing on second stage companies across the state, the program offers distinct insight into the state’s economic landscape and recognizes organizations often overlooked for the critical impact they have in their industries, communities and regions, as well as our state as a whole.


Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates (ASTRA) was born out of the vision for applying fundamental space physics knowledge to real-world problems. Our motto is Science + Technology + Applications – Bringing it all together. Founded in 2005, ASTRA has become a system design and technology development company. ASTRA is a leader in the “New Space” small satellite revolution specializing in miniaturized sensors, and designing new uses and ways to apply existing sensors for the oil & gas and agriculture industries. Additional ASTRA leverages its scientific and engineering expertise to develop unique solutions in HF radar and radio, GPS systems, satellite remote sensing, CubeSats / Smallsats and Lidar. For more information on ASTRA, visit

About Colorado Companies to Watch

Colorado Companies to Watch, presented by CapitalValue Advisors, is an awards program honoring 2nd-stage companies headquartered in the state of Colorado. The 350 companies that have been honored since the program’s inception demonstrate high performance in the marketplace or exhibit innovative products or processes. The program is designed to seek businesses from a wide range of industries throughout the state, not just the major metropolitan areas. The 50 companies selected each year make an astounding impact on Colorado’s economy by collectively providing thousands of jobs and contributing millions of dollars in revenue. The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) launched the program in 2009 in conjunction with the Edward Lowe Foundation and valuable community partners from across Colorado.

For more information on Colorado Companies to Watch, visit, and Twitter @ColoradoCTW.

Media Contact

Gerald Thompson, VP of Operations | Business Development
Atmospheric & Space Technology Research Associates, (ASTRA) LLC
Phone: (303) 993-8039