York Space Systems and Metropolitan State University of Denver won a U.S. Air Force contract to investigate ways to reduce the cost and speed delivery of high-quality satellite imagery.
“Space and semiconductor manufacturing, which we view as niche markets, are perfect for us to go to market, mainly because they have the most difficult environmental and reliability requirements,” Cola said.
PredaSAR Corp. plans to deploy an initial constellation of 48 radar satellites with the goal of offering customers the ability to obtain updated views of sites on the ground within minutes.
Xplore Inc. won a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration contract for a design study of a commercial solar observatory at Earth-Sun Lagrange Point 1.
German launch services provider Exolaunch announced an agreement to launch two Loft Orbital microsatellites on SpaceX Falcon 9 rideshare missions.
The Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator and Techstars Allied Space Accelerator announced the names June 8 of companies selected to participate in their 2020 classes.
Rationalization of the startup landscape and the right sizing of company balance sheets is inevitable, paving the way for “Space 3.0,” which will see the profitable and sustainable exploitation of entirely new market opportunities, backed by a growing base of enlightened stakeholders.
One way to help the industry is for the government to communicate what problems it needs solved and commit funding for the right solutions.
A group with more than 150 government and industry officials will recommend greater investments in space technology and education.
Treasury is said to be concerned that changing the rule for venture-owned startups would subvert the intent of the relief loan program.
Relativity Space VP: “The most impactful thing that government can do is actually go out and buy services from startups."
The Commercial Spaceflight Federation and the SmallSat Alliance have asked the SBA to change how it defines a small business.
The COVID-19 pandemic is prompting Spacebit to rethink some elements of its strategy for building and testing robotic vehicles like the miniature rover scheduled to reach the moon next year.
For many smaller space startups and entrepreneurial enterprises, COVID-19 is a potential deathblow. As in many other industries, the hard fact is that many space startups are simply going to go away in the next few months.
Momentus, a Silicon Valley in-space transportation startup, announced a launch service agreement April 1 with Odysseus Space, a satellite applications startup based in Taiwan.