An aerospace startup called Lynk says it has successfully sent a text message to a common Android smartphone using one of its satellites in orbit. The company claims it’s the first time a text message has ever been sent to an unmodified mobile phone from space, and it paves the way to launch thousands of mini-satellite “cell towers.”
The commercial space industry is advancing so rapidly that even new graduates find themselves lagging behind recent real-world advances. USC ‘s Viterbi School of Engineering has two serious rocketry groups and an off-campus research center dedicated to practical spaceflight applications.
Space investments by billionaire “geeks for space,” such as Paul Allen and Jeff Bezos, have brought attention to the burgeoning commercial space startup sector. But now the field of investors is flourishing, driven not just by interest in space, but also by companies and ideas that are generating real excitement and profit potential.
Agnikul Cosmos is developing a satellite launch vehicle for payload capacity of up to 100 kg.pi Ventures is a deep tech-focused early stage venture fund with investments in applied AI, IoT, and blockchain
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