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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #62  •  February 22  •  View online  •  Suggest a link
Bringing you out of this world content focused on startups bridging the gap between humanity and the next great frontier: Space.
Actual Startup Moonshots
Rocket Lab will launch a satellite to the Moon for NASA to prepare for the Lunar Gateway
Launch startup Rocket Lab has been awarded a contract to launch a CubeSat on behalf of NASA for the agency’s CAPSTONE experiment, with the ultimate aim of putting the CAPSTONE CubeSat into cislunar (in the region in between Earth and the Moon) orbit — the same orbit that NASA will eventually use for its Gateway […]
Space Startup Spotlight
European Space Agency Funds Blockchain Project Recording Satellite Data
The European Space Agency, a major organization dedicated to space exploration, is funding a new blockchain project to boost the world’s mining industry
Spacety was one of China’s first private space companies and has so far been involved in 10 space launches

The clock is running for the DARPA Launch Challenge, with Astra chasing $10M prize
The DARPA Launch Challenge has begun, with a once-stealthy startup aiming to launch two rockets from an Alaska spaceport within the next month and a half to win a $10 million grand prize.
Stellar Perspective
SpaceX alumni are helping build LA’s startup ecosystem
During the days when Snapchat’s popularity was booming, investors thought the company would become the anchor for a new Los Angeles technology scene. Snapchat, they hoped, would spin-off entrepreneurs and angel investors who would reinvest in the local ecosystem and create new companies that would in turn foster more wealth, establishing LA as a hub
Collaboration the key to space tech

The New Space Race: Meet The Investors Building A New Space Settlement Industry
The same technologies that will enable humans to settle in space will also improve the quality and sustainability of life on Earth. These venture capital firms get it.
Why Kepler is building its full-stack satellite business in Canada
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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