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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #59  •  February 1  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
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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.
Deep Space Partnerships
Xplore partners with Nanoracks on opportunities for deep-space missions
Seattle-based Xplore is joining forces with Houston-based Nanoracks to create low-cost opportunities for payloads heading for the moon, Mars and other places beyond Earth orbit.
Space Startup Spotlight
Kepler will build its small satellites at a new manufacturing facility in Toronto

Orbital Expansion
NASA selects Axiom Space to build commercial space station module
NASA has selected a startup led by a former International Space Station program manager to develop a commercial module for the station.
Stellar Perspective
All eyes are on the next liquidity event when it comes to space startups

Rocket Lab points out that not all rideshare rocket launches are created equal – TechCrunch
The commercial rideshare model for spacefaring cargo is increasingly popular, and for good reason: It lowers the cost of launching something to space even further than companies like SpaceX have managed by splitting the available space on a rocket among multiple customers.
Budget 2020: What India needs to fast-track space activities

Responsive Launch
Virgin Orbit teams with ISI on rapid response satellite launch services for intelligence customers
Small satellite launch company Virgin Orbit is teaming up with Israel’s ImageSat International (ISI) to develop a launch services that would be able to deliver small satellite-based Earth observation on remarkably short notice, basically anywhere in the world.
Relativity Space could change the economics of private space launches
The private launch market is an area of a lot of focus in the emerging space startup industry, not least because it unlocks the true potential of most of the rest of the market.
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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