Loft Orbital, a company preparing a constellation to carry payloads for customers who don’t want to operate their own satellites, has filled up its first satellite and booked a January 2020 launch through Spaceflight Industries.
Thorsten Rudolph, of the AZO competition hub in Germany, shows how space is the ultimate frontier for new navigation technologies and data-centric applications. In this interview, he invites space-tech startups to take part in the Galileo Masters competition, and win a chance for funding and acceleration.
During initial tests of their 8.1-metre (27-foot) tall reusable rocket, Chinese engineers from LinkSpace, a start-up led by China’s youngest space entrepreneur, used a Kevlar tether to ensure its safe return. Just in case. Blast off