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Issue #74  •  August 1  •  View online  •  Suggest a link to us
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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.

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Space Startup Spotlight
Ispace reveals the final design of its lunar lander ahead of its first mission to the moon in 2022 – TechCrunch
Japanese new space startup ispace has revealed the final design of its HAKUTO-R lunar lander, a spacecraft set to make its first touchdown on the moon in 2022 if all goes to the updated plan (it had been set to fly in October 2021 until today). Ispace is part of a team led by Draper […]
Space startup develops India’s first in-orbit space debris monitoring, tracking system: Anirudh Sharma, Co-founder and CEO of Digantara

Orbion’s Plasma Rocket Thrusters Will Power AST’s New Space-Based Cell Tower
This Upper Michigan startup’s technology will be part of an innovative new low-orbit satellite cellular network
Rocket launch startup Astra readies for orbital test flight as early as Sunday
Rocket launch startup Astra is readying for its first orbital flight test, set to take place either this weekend or next week, weather permitting. The company will launch its “Rocket 3.1” from Kodiak, Alaska — and while these are technically classified as orbital test flights, the company was quick to caution journalists
Stellar Perspective
Startups in U.K., Switzerland, led Europe in space investment last year
Space startups in the United Kingdom and Switzerland led their European counterparts in raising private capital last year, according to the European Space Policy Institute.

How Global Insurance Brand MetLife is Partnering with Startups to Power Innovation in Financial Wellness

Join MetLife’s innovation office, Techstars and financial wellness startup, Zogo Finance on August 18 at 12pm ET for an online Ask Me Anything to learn what successful startup engagement really looks like. MetLife’s Chief Innovation Officer John Geyer, and VP of Innovation Terrance Luciani will share how they are teaming up with startups to drive new value across their business and are developing multiple POCs and pilots. Save your spot!
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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