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Issue #64  •  March 14  •  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.
Stellar Perspective
Experts say Space Force is a vital, massive shift for US military
Despite the many jokes made at the expense of the first new U.S. military branch in nearly 80 years, industry experts say the Space Force represents a massive — and strategically significant — shift for America’s defense. Many of modern life’s conveniences depend on the ability to consistently and securely access information provided by thousands […]
Commercial geospatial startups: beware the valley of death

The Space Review: Responsive launch is still not quite ready for prime time
They are the three words—or, more accurately, one word uttered three times—that anyone listening to a launch countdown dreads. On March 2, a small rocket stood on a pad at Pacific Spaceport Complex – Alaska on Kodiak Island, in the final phases of a countdown for its first attempted orbital flight. 
Space Startup Spotlight
The most innovative space companies of 2020
Why SpaceX, Johns Hopkins APL, and OneWeb top our annual list
Fiber Optic Cables Take Center Stage at Startup Space 2020

ICEYE continues to lead the way for synthetic-aperture radar satellite technologies, now with a newly unveiled in-orbit demonstration for analyzing movement from the company’s SAR data.
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For a man with big space dreams, serial entrepreneur Max Polyakov is unusually focused on Earth. The co-founder of U.S. startup Firefly Aerospace is in no rush to get to Mars.
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Putting it Out into the Universe
Over 9,000 asteroids feasible for mining may help ignite new space race
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 10, 2020 - The report also suggests that asteroid mining efforts might help prevent space rocks from colliding with Earth, helping ensure our planet’s safety.
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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