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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #66  •  April 4  •  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.
Space Startup Spotlight
Iceye unveils radar imagery with 25-centimeter resolution
Iceye, the Finnish Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) satellite operator, unveiled a new product March 26: imagery with a resolution of 25 centimeters.
Astra rocket damaged in pre-launch tests
Small launch vehicle startup Astra has postponed its next launch attempt after the rocket was damaged in a pre-launch test “anomaly”.
Orbit Fab secures National Science Foundation funding to propel its satellite refueling tech to space
On-orbit satellite refueling technology is closer than ever to a practical reality, which could help immensely with the cost and sustainability of orbital businesses. Startup Orbit Fab, a 2019 TechCrunch Battlefield finalist, is one of the companies working to make orbital refueling a reality, and it just secured a new contract from the National Science […]
US Air Force looks at using small sounding rocket for hypersonic testing
The US Air Force is studying using a suborbital sounding rocket to test materials, sensors and flight controls at hypersonic speeds.
New Mexico to tap satellite tracking during wildfire season

Stellar Perspective
Space Startups Are About To Go Through A Great Winnowing
The New Space community had better hang onto its hat. Only the strongest players will make it through the Coronavirus crisis. Let’s ensure those that do retain their spirit of innovation and willingness to accept risk.
Preparing for lift off: Space startups get ready to launch
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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