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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #39  •  August 10  •  View online  •  Suggest a link to us
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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Stellar Perspective
Incubation Period Peaking for SmallSat Ecosystem
Ten years ago, our industry began to rethink the utility of the platform that had kicked off the space age, positing that smallsats offered untold commercial and scientific potential. While ideas of how to leverage smallsats emerged in volume, success stories have been few and far between.
Analysis | Are smallsats entering the maturity stage?

Op-ed | Small satellites are big business

August 2019 - The Lunar Economy: From Vision to Reality
If you were to write an article about the “lunar economy” a few years ago, most people would have thought you were watching too many science fiction movies — or, were just a little crazy. But with the industry’s acceleration over the past several years, it seems as the development of a lunar economy will happen within our lifetimes.
Astronomical Fundraising
HawkEye 360 raises $70 million Series B financing

Orbital Deals
Breaking News | Vector Launch awarded its first U.S. Air Force mission
Small launch provider Vector Launch has received a $3.4 million contract from the Air Force Rocket Systems Launch Program office to lift experimental satellites to low Earth orbit.
Space Sustainability
Here’s why Rocket Lab changed its mind on reusable launch

How Global Insurance Brand MetLife is Partnering with Startups to Power Innovation in Financial Wellness

Join MetLife’s innovation office, Techstars and financial wellness startup, Zogo Finance on August 18 at 12pm ET for an online Ask Me Anything to learn what successful startup engagement really looks like. MetLife’s Chief Innovation Officer John Geyer, and VP of Innovation Terrance Luciani will share how they are teaming up with startups to drive new value across their business and are developing multiple POCs and pilots. Save your spot!
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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