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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #78  •  October 17  •  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.

Calling Startups in Supply Chain Innovation

Techstars Sustainability ChallengeThe Techstars Sustainability Challenge is an equity-free challenge that brings together founders with industry leaders in sustainability. Top Supply Chain solutions in the areas of Data & Automation and Materials & End-of-life Impact will have access to potential commercial opportunities with our corporate partners. We are looking for proven technologies that are able to be pilotable in 2021.
Applications are now open and close March 1, 2021.

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
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