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D-Orbit Space SPAC

Space Logistics Leader D-Orbit to Go Public Through SPAC, Valued at $1.28 Billion

PRESS RELEASE — D-Orbit, an Italy-based and market leading space logistics and transportation company, announced that it will become publicly listed through a business combination with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BREZ) (“Breeze Holdings”), a publicly traded special purpose acquisition company, or SPAC. The transaction values the Company at an enterprise value of approximately $1.28 …

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South America’s Satellogic, Providing State-of-the-Art Satellite Imagery & Geospatial Data For the Benefit of Humanity

High-Resolution Data From Space The open and free dissemination of geospatial data via way of satellite imagery will have positive repercussions for humanity, there’s little argument on that point. Not only will this open access benefit governments but will also pay off immeasurably for such verticals as agriculture, forestry services, energy, and finance. Yet that’s not …

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ThrustMe

A Pinch of Iodine: New Space Propulsion System Gets First Demonstration in Space

ThrustMe has successfully tested its iodine–fueled electric propulsion system in space and published the results of the demonstration in  Nature, according to a statement from the company. The company says that the experiment points the way to an iodine-powered engine as a viable alternative to conventional xenon propellant and that it could enable extreme propulsion …

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UK Space

Bold New Strategy to Fuel UK’s World-class Space Sector

NEWS RELEASE — The UK is launching its National Space Strategy, which is designed to strengthen the UK as a world class space nation by firing up its multibillion-pound space industry, according to a statement. From connecting people with their friends and family and monitoring climate to helping farmers to manage their crops, space plays …

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astra rocket

Astra’s Rocket Experiences Engine Problems, Fails to Reach Orbit

Astra Space, Inc. launch vehicle,  called LV0006, failed to reach orbit after suffering an engine failure, according to a company statement. Company officials said although the test failed to reach its objective, they plan to learn from the experiment for the next launch. The company launched the vehicle on Aug. 28,  One of the five …

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Deeptech Mesh

Five Examples of How DeepTech Will Absolutely Mesh Together

Eventually, all things merge into one… Norman Maclean, A River Runs Through It Technology has always belonged to the purist, to the obsessively single-minded, to people dedicated to their industry and their industry alone. Old Tech thrives in silos. DeepTech will be different. The types of technologies that will eventually become the DeepTech — or Hard …

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Virgin Orbit

Taking SPACs into Space: Virgin Orbit, Valued at $3.2 Billion, To Trade on Nasdaq

PRESS RELEASE  — Virgin Orbit, the responsive launch and space solutions company, through its parent company Vieco USA, Inc. and NextGen Acquisition Corp. II (NASDAQ: NGCA), a special purpose acquisition company, announced today that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Virgin Orbit will become a publicly-traded company. Upon closing, the transaction …

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Billion-Dollar Babies #4: 10 Unicorn Startups in The Space Industry

Jeff, Richard and Elon “Space, the final frontier” — Captain Kirk was surely right about that one, though he forgot to mention the money involved! Notwithstanding Bezos et al going into space onboard Blue Origin’s New Shepard rocket, Richard Branson and his Virgin Galactic party trick and Elon Musk’s company SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch from Cape Canaveral Space …

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