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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #35  •  July 12  •  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
Polish space startup puts first nanosats into orbit, eyes satellite constellation and production facility
Polish space startup SatRevolution successfully deployed its first two nanosats, the Swiatowid and the KRAKsat, into orbit from the International Space Station July 3.
Satellite component supplier Akash Systems raises $14.5 million

Test Milestones
Virgin Orbit Edges Closer To First Space Launch With Drop Test Of Rocket Full Of Water
Richard Branson’s Virgin Orbit has completed a successful drop test of its LauncherOne rocket from its “flying launch pad” known as Cosmic Girl – with a first proper launch expected later this year.
Exit Velocity

Stellar Perspective
If you don’t get a summer internship at JPL (or anywhere else, for that matter), I’m telling everyone who will listen to do geospatial intelligence on their own. Because you won’t learn it at JPL…
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SSA Matters
Can We Use Special Sails To Bring Old Satellites Back Down To Earth?
Low Earth Orbit is getting clogged with junk. Vestigo Aerospace is developing drag sails for satellites that will stop the problem from getting any worse.

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