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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #43  •  September 7  •  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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Space Startup Spotlight
The Space Review: Will LandSpace be China’s SpaceX?
LandSpace has created many “firsts” in China: the first private company to develop space launchers, the first privately funded orbital launch attempt, the first private company to sign a launch agreement with international customers. And on May 17, LandSpace announced that the company’s 80-tonne-class methane and liquid oxygen (methalox) engine, TQ-12, has completed successful full-system hot-fire tests. 
How a bootstrapped space-tech startup monitors space debris with its system to enable a collision-free path

OneWeb's first commercial satellite service will bring broadband to the Arctic
OneWeb, which recently launched a constellation of satellites to deliver broadband globally, is opening its first commercial service in the Arctic.
Astronomical Fundraisings
Swiss startup raises $18m for 3D printed satellite antenna tech

Astrocast raises $9.2 million, grows target IoT constellation size to 80 satellites

Fleet Space Technologies raises $7.35M for its space-based IoT tech

Orbital Partnerships
Startup Kleos Nabs Air Force NanoSat Ship-Tracking Deal
Data from Kleos satellites will be able to cue other intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance satellites or aircraft as they spot ships.
Stellar Perspective
Can satellite megaconstellations be responsible users of space?

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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