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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #29  •  June 1  •  view online
Bringing you out of this world content focused on startups bridging the gap between humanity and the next great frontier: Space.

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Space Startup Spotlight
Space-tech startup, Pixxel heads the satellite age
Young entrepreneurship in India has yet another example. In the field of space technology, a startup called Pixxel by two twenty years old student entrepreneurs from BITS Pilani, namely, Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal are about to take off.
ASI to Launch CubeSat Demo that Could Lead to Quicker Access to Satellite Data

Democratizing Space
Private Companies Want Commercial Space Hubs To Boost Cosmic Economy
Several private companies including aerospace industry giants Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin have submitted proposals to NASA regarding the creation of different commercial hubs
Breaking the barriers: 9 European spacetech startups rocketing towards growth in 2019

In the age of ‘shoebox’ satellites, this space-tech startup by two student entrepreneurs is primed for take-off

Stellar Perspective
Space Exploration and the Age of the Anthropocosmos | WIRED
The new generation of space architects can learn from our successes and failures in protecting the internet commons and build a better paradigm for space.
Sinéad O’Sullivan, entrepreneurship fellow at Harvard Business School, discusses how space is much more important to modern business than most people realize. It plays a role in making food, pricing insurance, and steering self-driving cars. While moonshot projects from SpaceX to Blue Origin drive headlines, the Earth-facing space economy is booming thanks to plummeting costs of entry. As tech companies large and small compete to launch thousands of satellites, O’Sullivan says we are actually running out of space in space.   •   Share

Startup Spaceflight Heritage
A Western aerospace startup successfully established a rocket into space Saturday, making it the first commercially produced Japanese rocket to reach orbit. Interstellar Technology Inc. stated the unmanned MOMO-3 rocket exceeded 100 kilometers (60 miles) in elevation before falling into the Pacific Ocean. It flew around 10 minutes and was launched on Japan’s northern primary […]

Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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