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Issue #78  •  October 17  •  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.
 
Astronomical Raises
Astroscale raises $51 million in Series E funding to fuel its orbital sustainability ambitions
On-orbit service and logistics startup Astroscale has raised a $51 million Series E funding round, bringing its total raised to date to $191 million thus far. The Japan-based company has been focused on delivering new solutions for orbital end-of-life — meaning ways to make orbital operations more sustainable by offering easy ways to safely de-orbit
French startup SpaceSense raises €1 million to democratize satellite imagery in agriculture | EU-Startups

Stellar Perspective
Reaching for the Stars: Why We Need a US Space Port Authority
For Americans looking toward the heavens, space has always been the final frontier, a fascination that triggered a global space race and launched NASA. Since NASA was formed in 1958, space exploration has been a hallmark of government innovation and public-private partnerships.
Momentus deal could mark new wave of space companies going public
The merger of in-space transportation company Momentus with a SPAC could encourage other space startups seeking large amounts of capital to follow.
Space Startup Contracts
Orbital Sidekick wins $16 million U.S. Air Force contract
Orbital Sidekick is speeding up its campaign to build and launch a constellation of six hyperspectral imaging satellites thanks to a $16 million U.S. government contract announced Oct. 15.
Launch Agreements
Spaceflight plans two new launches on two different continents
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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