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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.
The exponential growth of the global market for small satellites with a launch mass below 500 kilograms over the last decade is due in part to a small initial market size. The smallsat market experienced a 23% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) from 2009 to 2018.
On July 9, at a U.S. Chamber of Commerce small satellite roundtable, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai surprised the audience by making an announcement — a draft order to make it easier and cheaper to license small satellites.
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.
HawkEye 360, a company building a constellation of radio-frequency data satellites, raised $70 million in Series B financing, the Herndon, Virginia, company announced Aug. 6 at the Small Satellite Conference here.
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!