A startup under contract to the U.S. Space Force is investigating the use of solar-powered vehicles for operations in deep space beyond Earth orbit.
Loft Orbital announced it won a small business innovation research (SBIR) contract from the U.S. Space Force to support the development of an edge computer that can analyze data in space.
Slingshot received a $1 million Small Business Innovation Research contract and an additional $1 million from ATX Venture Partners
ExoTerra Resources, a Colorado firm focused on propulsion and in-situ resource utilization, is preparing to quadruple production capacity to meet government and commercial demand.
A team of space startups received an Air Force contract to develop a concept to collect and manage lunar intelligence.
The U.S. Space and Missile Systems Center awarded satellite component supplier Space Micro a $3 million contract for a laser communications terminal designed to transmit data at a rate of 100 gigabits per second.
A space startup is developing a geospatial intelligence-based tool that can help governments identify infected areas.
A $1.5 million Small Business Innovation Research award was matched by $1.5 million from ATX Venture Partners and Revolution’s Rise of the Rest Seed Fund.
SteamJet Space Systems is the latest customer to sign up for Momentus' Vigoride space transportation service.
David Shahady, who directs the Air Force Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer programs, spoke with SpaceNews about Air Force Space Pitch Day and about the Air Force’s SBIR program.