Our vision is to build a consulting and engineering services firm that is widely regarded for its technical acuity, its breadth of knowledge and its innovation in providing solutions for our customers. We embrace technology and seek its application to challenging problems in the aerospace industry, focusing on advanced space missions such as human exploration of the Moon and Mars, satellite formations and constellations, and autonomous spacecraft. In doing so, we leverage our deep understanding of spacecraft guidance, navigation and control; satellite ground systems; and mission automation and autonomy with practical life-cycle experience.
Our mission is to deliver high impact, high value solutions to our customers through our intellectual prowess and our understanding of space and information technology. With over 60% of our employees having an advanced degree, we focus on tough problems, where theory meets mission application.
Emergent truly values its customers, and is dedicated to getting the job done. When we say we will do something, we do it. Customer satisfaction is always our top priority. Emergent also values its employees. We are committed to providing a challenging and stimulating work environment that promotes and facilitates teamwork, yet also advances individual learning and growth. We provide a work environment that is conducive to a high level of customer success and corporate achievement, but within a fun and low-key atmosphere that leads to employee satisfaction and minimizes turnover. These commitments to our customers and our employees result from our core values of integrity, respect, and accountability.
Emergent Space Technologies, Inc. was founded in 2001 with the goal of bringing modern information technology to the aerospace industry. Our objective was to combine knowledge of emerging technologies from the web, Internet, e-commerce industries with our broad and deep space mission engineering experience to enable autonomous spacecraft operations. The initial market for our services was to be created by NASA's satellite formation and constellation missions. As their launch dates moved further out, however, we trained our sights on rendezvous, proximity operations, and cislunar navigation for NASA's exploration and science missions. As we grew, we broadened our customer base to include other civil, commercial, and military customers, e.g., NOAA, Intelsat, and DARPA. Along the way, Emergent has experienced rapid growth, almost doubling in staff and revenue each year. While doing so, Emergent has achieved a high level of customer success and employee satisfaction.