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An illustration of NASA's proposed Deep Space Gateway in orbit around the moon. Credit: NASA
Australia Post is celebrating the 50th anniversary of Australia’s first satellite with the release of a new stamp issue.
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Before (first ) and after (second) photos of the 2014 fires in Happy Camp, California that show how SWIR satellite imagery can help customers see through smoke and wildfires. Credit: DigitalGlobe.
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An artist's depiction of a lunar base, sometimes called a moon village. A moon village would provide a great initial market for lunar miners. Credit: Wikicommons

Capital Contributions | Artificial intelligence and the intelligent space investor


Artificial intelligence (AI) has always been a science ahead of its time. However, the technology has nearly caught up to the science fiction and investors have taken note. AI was one of the largest sectors for venture capital investment in 2016 and the pace of investment is accelerating with over $5 billion of capital committed to over 650 deals in 2016 alone.

The SpaceX Falcon Heavy rocket (above) and Blue Origin’s planned New Glenn heavy lifter should prove that big, new rockets are no longer the sole province of government. Credit: SpaceX
The OA-4 service module departs Orbital ATK's Satellite Manufacturing facility in Dulles, Virginia.  Credit: Business Wire
A missile destroys a satellite in this depiction of a scenario some U.S. planners consider inevitable. Credit: Edobric/Shuttershock
In the last three years, two asteroids have come dangerously close to Earth, but these threats have been mostly ignored while NASA focuses on their largely uncertain Mars program. Credit: ESA artist's concept

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