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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #30  •  June 8  •  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
Meet the first private companies that NASA has selected to deliver stuff and things to the Moon
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines, and Orbit Beyond as the first three private companies to deliver science and technology payloads under the Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) as part of its Artemis program.
Building a rocket in a garage to take on SpaceX and Blue Origin

Kleos Space prepares to launch RF monitoring constellation
Luxembourg-based Kleos Space is preparing to launch its first satellites in August to detect radio transmissions and pinpoint their origin.
Lofty Partnerships
A sustainability rating for space debris
With over 20,000 pieces of debris larger than 10 centimeters hurtling around in Earth’s orbit, the risk of damaging collisions increases every year. The World Economic Forum has chosen a team led by the Space Enabled Research Group at the MIT Media Lab, together with a team from the European Space Agency (ESA), to launch the Space Sustainability Rating (SSR), to encourage more responsible behavior among countries and companies participating in space.
NanoAvionics, KSAT, Antwerp Space raise $11.3 million for Internet of Things constellation

BlackSky Begins Commercial Operations, Signs Agreement with HawkEye 360 to Include Radio Frequency Data in Its Geospatial Platform
Today at the USGIF-sponsored GEOINT Symposium in San Antonio, BlackSky, a leading provider of geospatial intelligence, satellite imaging, and global monitoring services, announced it has signed an agreement with HawkEye 360, the first commercial company to use formation-flying satellites to create a new class of radio frequency (RF) data analytics.
Luokung and Land Space to develop control system for space and ground assets

India Business News: THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM) has signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) with France’s space agency Centre National d’Etudes Spatiales (C.

Space Startup Periphery
Augmented Reality Startup AstroReality Expands Its Product Universe with NASA AR Series
After getting its start with models of augmented reality planets that serve as targets for augmented reality experiences, AstroReality is diversifying its portfolio by paying tribute to one of the space agencies that made its products possible.
Stellar Perspective
From Skyroot Aerospace in Hyderabad to Bellatrix Aerospace, based at IISc-Bengaluru, and Agnikul Cosmos, based at IIT-Chennai, the startups are drawing inspiration from the success of the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and attempting to build and operate small satellite launch vehicles that can carry a few hundred kilograms into outer space.

Try This @Home
Bored Teenagers Built a Rocket to Launch Into Space—‘It’s Truly a Miracle’
This week, a group of college kids will see if their crazy attempt to send a rocket into space on their own succeeds. The rollicking mission was run by amateurs on a shoestring budget with bootstrapped materials.

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