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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #31  •  June 15  •  view online
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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
Virgin Orbit shows interest in Polish startup
Wroclaw based startup SatRevolution plans to launch over 1,000 Earth observation nanosatellites. The project has drawn the interest of British billionaire and owner of the Virgin empire Richard Branson, the Rzeczpospolita daily reported on Friday.
Startup Aims to 3D Print Cheaper, Lighter Rockets - IEEE Spectrum

Xplore and Arch Mission plan to send archives to moon and beyond – GeekWire

Stellar Perspective
Why the secrecy? Stealth space startups spending years in the shadows
Space industry startups used to clamor for public attention. Now, many spend years in stealth mode refusing to disclose even the broad outlines of their plans.

The European Space Agency Created the Biggest Startup Ecosystem to Conquer Space: “Space Is Just a Camera”

A Crash Program or Modest Proposal? | The Planetary Society
The White House released a long-awaited supplemental budget request for NASA today. It proposes an additional $1.6 billion for an accelerated human spaceflight effort to land on the Moon in 2024. This boosts the President’s budget request for NASA to $22.6 billion in fiscal year 2020, which is approximately $1.1 billion or 5% more than the amount provided by Congress last year.
Putting it Out in the Universe
Satellite consultant outlines a way-out plan to turn space junk into lunar treasure
What can be done with the thousands of dead satellites orbiting Earth? One expert has laid out a scheme for turning them into building materials … for the moon.

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Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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