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Varda Space Industries has closed a massive tranche of funding just weeks after its first drug manufacturing capsule returned from orbit. The company’s $90 million Series B round marks an…

Varda Space’s orbital drug factory success fuels $90M in new funding

Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch Space. My stomach is still in knots from the Intuitive Machines landing livestream. I think it’s fair to say that the words of Tim…

Historic spacecraft landing double-header from Varda, Intuitive Machines

A spacecraft containing pharmaceutical drugs that were grown on orbit has finally returned to Earth today after more than eight months in space. Varda Space Industries’ in-space manufacturing capsule, called…

Varda Space, Rocket Lab nail first-of-its-kind spacecraft landing in Utah

Varda Space Industries has received long-awaited approval from regulators to return its first spacecraft to Earth — and with it, a batch of pharmaceutical crystals manufactured on orbit. Varda’s Winnebago…

Varda Space Industries finally gets approval to bring its drug manufacturing spacecraft back to Earth

It was a jaw-dropping year for the space industry, and while we all know by now that progress isn’t linear, we feel pretty confident that 2024 will be even more…

What we’re looking forward to seeing from the space industry in 2024

In-space manufacturing startup Varda Space Industries will land its next spacecraft in Australia as it continues working with U.S. regulators to get its first mission approved for reentry in Utah,…

Varda Space will land its next capsule in Australia as it continues to coordinate first mission reentry

The U.S. Air Force denied a recent request from Varda Space Industries to land its capsule at a Utah training area, pushing back the startup’s plans to show off the…

Varda Space puts off orbital factory reentry pending Air Force and FAA green light

NASA awarded new funding to 11 companies today for advanced space tech projects ranging from advanced power generation on the lunar surface to additive manufacturing for space habitats. The awards,…

Blue Origin, Astrobotic, Varda Space and others win NASA funding to develop advanced space tech

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 capital that…

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

Varda Space Industries, a startup that wants to build in-space manufacturing facilities, will be sending its first spacecraft to orbit aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket in 2023. The actual…

Varda Space Industries will send its first space factory to orbit on a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket

Orbital manufacturing startup Varda Space Industries is moving fast. Only a few weeks after announcing a $42 million Series A, Varda has signed a deal with launch company Rocket Lab…

Space manufacturing startup Varda inks deal with Rocket Lab for three spacecraft