satellite constellations

Lynk may beat Starlink and Apple to the punch as FCC approves its space-based texting

SpaceX and T-Mobile may have hogged the headlines with their flashy pre-announcement about Starlink connectivity last month, and Apple last week, but Lynk has been putting in the work and may very wel

Astrix Astronautics’ Fia Jones on wooing Peter Beck to launch her startup

Astrix has figured out how to use inflation to deploy a very large surface area from a compact volume, which allows for ease of access to power in isolated spaces.

Regher Solar is ready to meet the new space industry’s demand for cheaper, better solar panels

The math is pretty basic. How many satellites are going to go up over the next decade? How many solar panels will they need? And how many are being manufactured that fit the bill? Turns out the answer

Save $100 with an early-bird pass to TC Sessions: Space 2021

We’re launching our second TC Sessions: Space conference dedicated to space startups on December 14-15. Yep, this event requires two days to delve into a rapidly growing industry that not only inclu

Astranis raises $250M at a $1.4B valuation for smaller, cheaper geostationary communications satellites

Space startup Astranis has raised a $250 million Series C round to provide it with a capital injection to help scale manufacturing of its unique MicroGEO satellites — geostationary communications sa

Relativity Space lands first Department of Defense launch contract

Relativity Space already has a significant volume of launch contracts on the books — more pre-sales for its Terran 1 rocket than any other launch vehicle in history, in fact, according to CEO an

SpaceX launches 60 new Starlink satellites, while Starship moves closer to being able to launch up to 400 at a time

SpaceX has launched another batch of its Starlink satellites — the usual complement of 60 of the low Earth orbit spacecraft, which will join the more than 1,000 already making up the existing co

Slingshot Aerospace raises $8 million to help it expand to new verticals beyond aerospace and defense

Austin and El Segundo-based Slingshot Aerospace was born out of a realization that while there is a massive amount of information collected by observation technology aboard satellites, airplanes, dron

Rocket Lab will fly back-to-back missions from its two New Zealand launchpads for US national security agency

Rocket Lab is set to demonstrate a key element of its value prop with newly awarded missions set for a Spring 2021 launch time frame: The rocket company will be flying back-to-back missions for the U.

Kepler to launch two batches of nanosatellites aboard SpaceX’s Falcon 9

Small-satellite startup Kepler Communications is teaming up with SpaceX to make good on its deployment goals for its first nanosatellite constellation. SpaceX will carry two separate batches of nanosa

Is space truly within reach for startups and VC?

Elon Musk’s SpaceX managed to pull off something very few people thought it could — by disrupting one of the most fixed markets in the world with some of the most entrenched and protected play