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India spurs space sector investment with raised limits on foreign funding

India has updated official rules in the space sector to attract global investors and companies, after opening it up to private players four years ago. The new foreign direct investment (FDI) policy ra

Ask Sophie: As an immigrant, how can I work in space tech?

As we dive in to the work of commercial space technology and startups, it’s important to start with an overview of some of the basics.

India’s Agnikul gets $26.7M to prepare for commercial space launches

Agnikul, an Indian space tech startup developing small-lift launch vehicles, has raised $26.7 million in fresh investment as it looks to begin commercial launches using its customizable satellite rock

It’s time to accelerate integration of commercial space tech into the US Department of Defense

The U.S. should accelerate the incorporation of commercial space capabilities into national defense plans and operations.

Varda Space raising new tranche of funding at $500M post-money valuation

Varda Space Industries, the in-space manufacturing startup that wants to revolutionize the production of pharmaceuticals, semiconductors and more, is in the process of raising $25 million in new capit

Rocket engine startup Ursa Major quietly closed $100M in new funding

Ursa Major has quietly closed $100 million in new funding, according to documents viewed by TechCrunch and multiple sources. Funders to the Series D include BlackRock and Space Capital. The funding wa

India releases space policy detailing public and private cooperation guidelines

After much anticipation and a series of consultations and feedback from various stakeholders, India has finally released its much-awaited policy establishing guidelines and rules for the country&#8217

Made In Space reveals the Archinaut, a robot-operated factory in the sky

Made In Space is known as the company behind the 3D printers on board the International Space Station. Astronauts have used the startup’s Additive Manufacturing Facility to churn out everything from