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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #7  •  December 29  •  view online
Space
Space
Bringing you out of this world content focused on startups bridging the gap between humanity and the next great frontier: Space.
Support Systems
With space startups in particular organizations who gauge their success on the success of these startups can profoundly impact their potential…and the sky is no longer the limit.
NASA opens the floodgates for firms with planetary ambitions - SpaceNews.com
When NASA revealed the names of nine companies eligible for contracts to deliver payloads to the moon on robotic landers, it set off a flurry of activity among firms with related technology.
Portugal is a 4-year 'Success Story' for European Space Agency - Portugal Startups

Space Startup Spotlight
The Quiet Rocket Startup That Doesn't Want To Be The New SpaceX
You’ve probably never heard of Orbex, but if all goes to plan, this company might just make history. They want to launch the first rocket from the UK in more than four decades, and they’re steadily making progress towards doing just that.
Runner-up in NASA commercial lunar lander competition plans to try again - SpaceNews.com

Space Regulation
Moral of the story: space is the next great global opportunity, startups looking to create value from it should be cautious not spoil it for the rest of the world through reckless behavior.
'Move fast and break things,' satellite edition: FCC fines Swarm $900,000 for launching without permission - Los Angeles Times
The Federal Communications Commission had denied Swarm Technology’s request permission to launch four tiny satellites, but the company went ahead with the launch anyway this year.
Space Startup Funding
Cloud Constellation Banks $100M for Space Laser Cloud Security | Light Reading
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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