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BusinessPolicy

The US Wants to CHIP In On Rocket Lab’s Solar Cell Factory

Rocket Lab is one of three major players in the Western market that builds space-grade solar panels, and the investment will grow production 50% in the next three years.

BusinessLEO

Vast Inks Deal with The Exploration Company For Future Cargo Missions

The agreement opens the door for Europe to begin commercial and research-based missions in LEO.

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LaunchMilitary

Scout Space Taps ABL for Tech Demo Launch

Scout needs to get its Owl optical imaging system on orbit to prove it is the right product for information-hungry national security agencies.

MilitaryStartups

Slingshot Aerospace and DARPA’s AI Spy Satellite Solution, Agatha

Slingshot Aerospace is partnering with DARPA on a high-stakes game of orbital “I Spy.” 

Military

SDA’s Not Done Hiring Start-Ups

Satellite builders that haven’t done work for the DOD in the last year can qualify to participate in the HALO, or Hybrid Acquisition for Proliferated LEO, program.

MilitaryPolicy

NSSA: Space Force Budget ‘Insufficient’ And ‘Shortsighted’

The Pentagon’s declining budget request for the Space Force puts the US at risk of ceding leadership in space to China, according to a letter released Thursday by the National Security Space Association.

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EO

Albedo Will Launch Clarity-1 In February

The satellite, dubbed Clarity-1, is already a hit with customers in sectors ranging from climate science to mining to energy grids who are booking time on the sat to add to or in some cases replace the imaging they’re doing now with planes and drones.

StartupsVC/PE

Apex Raises $95M in Series B

With Aries already sold out into 2025, Apex plans to use the influx of cash to expand its production capabilities to meet growing customer orders.

Startups

Can Space Start-Ups Really Wait A Year For Satellite Approval?

Since many start-ups are, by their nature, proposing novel technology that regulators haven’t encountered before, the scrutiny only increases.

Lunar

Interstellar Lab Wants To Send Roses To The Moon

The biofarming startup recently announced Mission Little Prince, an ambitious plan to deliver a rose in bloom to the barren, gray lunar surface, and beam a picture back to Earth.