Unparalleled Proximity.
Unprecedented Partnership.
Unlimited Potential.

Home to some of the greatest scientific breakthroughs in history, Space Valley is one of the world’s most unique environments for innovation. Join MaxQ@Kirtland and forge the future of space. 

MaxQ@Kirtland: Advancing New Space

MaxQ@Kirtland is a 70-acre high-tech civilian commercial campus located on the Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the heart of Space Valley.

Adjacent to the Air Force Research Lab and its Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Research Directorates, MaxQ@Kirtland allows companies to build custom offices and facilities that are uniquely positioned for partnership with government customers and others advancing next-generation space exploration and development.

  • Executive Offices
  • Light Laboratories
  • Research & Development Facilities
  • Manufacturing

Please reach out if you want to be considered for Kirtland Mission Partnership at MaxQ.

Partners and Resources

  • Kirtland Air Force Base
  • U.S. Space Force
  • Space Rapid Capabilities Office
  • Space Systems Command
  • Air Force Research Lab
    • Space Vehicles Directorate
    • Directed Energy Directorate
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Spaceport America
  • U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range
  • NASA White Sands Test Facility
  • NewSpace Nexus
  • Arrowhead Center (NMSU)
  • Physical Science Lab (NMSU)
  • Hyperspace Challenge
  • Q Station

Partner Testimonials

"[MaxQ@Kirtland] will be a win all around for the industry to grow, for the government to have access to solutions they didn't have access to before and for the workforce to have opportunities to get these really fun and exciting jobs."

Casey DeRaad
NewSpace Nexus

"The work on the MaxQ@Kirtland development, starting with Northrop Grumman's facility, is going to be incredibly important for years to come."


Martin Heinrich
U.S. Senator, New Mexico

“[At MaxQ@Kirtland] we can work hand-in-hand with our government customers.”

- Troy Brashear, Northrop Grumman

About Space Valley

At the heart of Space Valley lies Albuquerque, one of the oldest cities in the country, where a diverse culture fosters innovation through a unique fusion of art, science, and nature. Space Valley resources include:

  • 1 purpose-built spaceport
  • 3 federal research labs
  • 3 Air Force bases
  • 6,000 square miles of restricted air space
  • 340 days of sunshine

“[Albuquerque, one of the] 10 Best Cities for STEM Workers.” - Livability.com


“KCU ensures its presence in a thriving commercial hub by securing a competitive spot early in the [MaxQ@Kirtland] development.”

 - Rick Crocker, Kirtland Credit Union

MaxQ for Retail and Hospitality

Kirtland Credit Union

MaxQ@Kirtland gives retailers and hospitality providers a singular opportunity for unfettered access to thousands of underserved Kirtland Air Force Base employees per day.


Schedule a Meeting
with the MaxQ@Kirtland Team

(505) 998-1578• jimw@gotspaceusa.com

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