Ara Civil Engineering is an engineering firm specializing in civil engineering solutions to space.
The firm is headquartered in Austin, Texas, and employs over 20 people.
Its mission statement is to “develop solutions for critical mission areas, such as space, weather, communications, and health.”
The firm has received a number of NASA awards for its work on the space launch system, and the firm’s website describes it as an engineering consultancy focused on the critical design, manufacture, and launch of high-performance launch vehicles.
Ara has also received NASA funding to build a mock-up of a rocket from scratch, which the firm says could be used to test out new rocket designs and to develop rocket engines.