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Techstars Startup Space Digest

Issue #23  •  April 26  •  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.
SSA Matters
Debris: The Plastic of the Sky - Via Satellite
Over recent months, there has been a sudden wave of public awareness relating to the massive and growing problem of plastic in our seas. Mainly thanks to a remarkable BBC documentary featuring Sir David Attenborough highlighting the problem and the ensuing awareness campaigns, plus, the advent of alternatives to
Why we need to avoid more anti-satellite tests

Space Startup Funding
Space Investment Quarterly: Q1 2019 - Space Angels
In Q1 2019 alone, $1.7B of equity capital was invested into Space companies, nearly double the amount deployed in Q4 2018.
Stellar Perspective
The Private Space Industry Is Breaking Out of Earth's Orbit
The Beresheet lander is assumed to have crashed, but it has marked a major milestone by becoming the first private spacecraft to reach the moon’s surface.
Pentagon Commercial Space Choices Widen As Space Unicorns Blossom

New Technology May Soon Require a Dedicated Space Force - Nextgov
Whether a Space Force exists or not, the Pentagon’s research arm is looking at space strategically.
How will space law work when we begin to colonise planets?

Australia’s space startup community is showing there’s no business like the launch business - Create
The past few years have seen investment and interest in private space enterprises surge.

Today, a new competition in space is unfolding.

Air Force selects Slingshot Aerospace to bring artificial intelligence into space surveillance - SpaceNews.com
The Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center awarded Los Angeles-based Slingshot Aerospace a $6 million two-year contract to customize the company’s Orbital Atlas predictive space situational awareness software for possible military use.
Putting It Out in The Universe
Sky and Space Global, low on cash, seeks new investors for IoT constellation
Sky and Space Global, a company preparing a constellation of cubesats for voice and low-data-rate communications services, says it has only enough cash to continue its plans for the next two months.
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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