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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #44  •  September 14  •  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
What's Next for Rocket Lab? A Q&A With CEO Peter Beck | Space
Rocket Lab Founder and CEO Peter Beck discusses the future of the aerospace company with
Space Product Launches
Spire Maritime launches weather product
Earth observation data firm Spire Global has launched its first weather data product from offshoot Spire Maritime, a forecasting service dedicated to the maritime industry.
Astronomical Raises
Earth imaging startup UrtheCast secures $6.6 million CAD in financing
Vancouver-based UrtheCast, which captures and displays highly-detailed images of Earth, has secured $6.6 million CAD in financing from Vine Rose Limited.
Space Exits
Saturn Satellite Networks to acquire NovaWurks for cash, stock
Saturn Satellite Networks, a startup planning to build small geostationary satellites, announced plans Sept. 9 to acquire NovaWurks, a California company that developed a modular satellite architecture.
Stellar Perspective
The Best Place to Make Undersea Cables Might Be ... in Space
A startup plans to manufacture fiber-optic cable on the International Space Station and ship it back to customers on Earth. Easy!
'We are seeing Isro employees quit and start ventures': Narayan Prasad

Orbital Partnerships
Relativity signs launch agreement with Momentus
Small launch vehicle developer Relativity Space announced Sept. 11 a contract with Momentus to carry a set of small satellites to geostationary orbit.

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

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Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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