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Space startup Wyvern wants to make data about Earth’s health much more accessible

The private space industry is seeing a revolution driven by cube satellites, which are affordable, lightweight satellites that are much easier than traditional satellites to design, build and launch.

Watch SpaceX launch Canadian observation satellites aboard a re-used Falcon 9

SpaceX has a launch scheduled today from California’s Vandenberg Air Force base, currently targeting a launch window of 14 minutes that opens at 7:17 AM PT (10:17 AM ET). The RADARSAT Constellat

Space tech rockets higher

Joanna Glasner Contributor More posts by this contributor Everyone loves pizza, including VCs Which public US universities graduate the most funded founders? Venture investment in space technology is

Jupiter raises $23 million to tell businesses and governments how climate change will destroy them

Whether it’s by flood, fire, or the fury of a storm, climate-related catastrophes are now impacting most cities and towns across the country. As these natural disasters increase in frequency and

2018 ushered in ‘a potential space renaissance’

The aerospace industry took flight with ambitious civilian and military projects over the course of 2018, and private investors took notice. Rockets are flying to the far side of the moon. Entrepreneu

Inside Planet Labs’ new satellite manufacturing site

Satellite imaging and analytics company Planet is taking the wraps off its new manufacturing space in San Francisco. Founded by ex-NASA employees, Planet is leveraging some of the $183 million in fund

Space is open for business

Space is no longer the exclusive domain of engineering behemoths with a “monumental mission” mindset – a new ecosystem of technology innovators are democratizing extra-terrestrial commerce.

Astro Digital launched its first imaging satellites

With the satellite launch earlier today Astro Digital has sent its first shot across the bow at its competitors in the earth imaging and analysis market. The new satellites will join their celestial c

The next billion-dollar startup will be in aerospace

On the back of the incredible innovations that have disrupted today’s urban transit systems, with new ride-share models, electric energy and autonomous technologies, urban air mobility is poised for

Earth imaging company Planet and the ISRO break records with 88 satellite launch

Planet, the company that recently acquired Google’s satellite Earth imaging business, just pulled off another monumental feat – launching 88 satellites into orbit at once, as part of the larg

Google selling Terra Bella satellite imaging business to Planet

Google will sell its Terra Bella business, which includes a group of SkySat Earth imaging satellites, to Planet Labs, the companies confirmed on Friday after TechCrunch’s Ingrid Lunden first re

Alphabet to sell Terra Bella satellite unit to Planet, also talked with Climate Corp.

Sources tell TechCrunch that Google parent company Alphabet is in advanced discussions to sell its Terra Bella satellite business — originally acquired as Skybox Imaging in 2014 — to Pl

TellusLabs wants to help us better understand our planet

If you’ve spent time following companies like Orbital Insight and Descartes Labs, you might assume the geospatial analytics race has been won. But TellusLabs thinks, on the contrary, that the

Orbital Insight lands $20 million from investors, led by GV

Orbital Insight, a three-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based geospatial big data company, has just raised $15 million in Series B funding led by previous investor GV, with participation from CME Ventur

Satellite Maker Planet Labs Acquires BlackBridge’s Geospatial Business

Planet Labs has announced it is acquiring BlackBridge’s RapidEye and geospatial businesses. Planet Labs, which sells satellite imagery collected from its network of 87 tiny satellites, will

SpaceTech Is Venture Capital’s Final Frontier

David Cowan Contributor Share on Twitter David Cowan is a partner at Bessemer Venture PartnersBessemer Venture Partners, where he launched the firm’s investing practices in space tech, cyber securit

Planet Labs Nabs $95 Million And A New COO To Cover The Earth With Flocks Of Tiny Satellites

In less than five years since being founded, satellite startup Planet Labs has created a whole new way to do satellite imagery. Now that it’s proven out its model of deploying tiny satellites to cir

Planet Labs Raises $52 Million From Yuri Milner To Build The Biggest (Little) Flock Of Satellites

Satellite startup <a target="_blank" href="http://www.planet-labs.com/">Planet Labs</a> is just on the brink of launching the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites into orbit, with 28 of i

After Sending 2 ‘Doves’ Into Orbit, Planet Labs Prepares Largest Satellite Constellation For Launch

Satellite imaging startup <a target="_blank" href="http://planet-labs.com/">Planet Labs</a> just successfully launched two satellites into orbit, but its biggest milestone is yet to come. The company,