Antaris Raises $3.5M In Seed Funding

Antaris is hoping to bring enterprise tech concepts to space—and now it has additional seed funding to try to make that a reality.  Antaris, a SaaS platform for space, announced Wednesday that it raised $3.5M in seed funding. Streamlined Ventures, which specializes in early-stage investments, led the round, which brings Antaris’s total funding to $10M. […]


India’s Lunar Landing Sends its Space Stocks Soaring

Yesterday’s successful Chandrayaan-3 lunar landing sparked a wave of national pride and enthusiasm across India. The country’s fervor for space has spilled over into its stock market, where its space stocks are surging. While India hasn’t caught the space pure-play SPAC bug like the US, it has several prominent publicly traded industrial companies that have […]


Sidus Acquires Exo-Space

Sidus Space ($SIDU) announced yesterday that it has acquired Exo-Space, an AI computing startup focused on space applications. Sidus said the deal will help it to bolster its talent pool, secure contracts, advance its tech, and integrate edge computing with its satellite sensors. “This transaction provides the opportunity for us to enhance our presence in […]


Space SPACs Q2 Earnings Roundup

Five space companies gave their second quarter financial update this week. Here are the highlights: Astra ($ASTR): The company reported $36.7M of free cash flow burn in Q2, reducing the company’s cash in the bank to $26.3M.  Astra is rapidly restructuring its businesses as it enters the homestretch in its race against cash burn. The […]


Space Businesses Report Q2 Earnings, SPAC Edition

Earnings season is in full swing, with several closely-watched companies reporting financial results this week. Here’s our high-level takeaway on what you need to know.  Rocket Lab ($RKLB): While a number of space SPACs are just trying to keep their heads above water, Rocket Lab continues to be a bright spot. The company executed three […]


Benchmark Clinches $33M, Launches Autopilot for Satellites

Benchmark Space Systems, the Burlington, VT-based propulsion systems provider, is keeping busy. This week, the company announced a $33M Series B funding round, unveiled new digs, and debuted a brand-new satellite autopilot product called SmartAIM. Benchmark’s Series B Benchmark announced this morning that it’s closed a $33M Series B to speed up the process of […]


Aerospace and Defense Primes Q2 Earnings Roundup

It’s not that kind of prime day. Earnings season is in full swing and today, we’re diving into coverage of three primes, including L3Harris’ acquisition of Aerojet Rocketdyne,  Boeing’s Starliner drag, and Northrop’s growing space division. L3Harris 🤝 Aerojet Rocketdyne $LHX announced it will close its $4.7B Aerojet Rocketdyne acquisition as soon as today. “We […]


Space DOTS Raises $1.5M Pre-Seed

Space DOTS, a UK-based advanced materials testing startup, wants to revolutionize the way the aerospace industry qualifies new materials for use in space.  The company announced the closing of a $1.5M pre-seed round this morning to build out its mini on-orbit laboratory tech. Boost VC, Sie Ventures, 7Percent Ventures, Blue Wire Capital, and angel investors […]


Exclusive: Leaf Space Closes €20M Series B

Leaf Space, an Italian ground-segment-as-a-service provider, has closed a €20M ($22.1M) Series B as well as an additional €15M ($16.6M) in venture debt through a European Investment Bank loan.  Leaf Space 101 CEO Jonata Puglia and CSO Giovanni Pandolfi founded the company in 2014 to provide an end-to-end, easy-to-use solution for satellite operators to send […]