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Planet to lay off 10% of staff to focus on ‘highest ROI opportunities’

Satellite imagery company Planet announced on Tuesday that it is laying off 117 employees, or around 10% of the workforce, as it looks to focus on driving revenue amid an ongoing downturn in the publi

Why Astra built a space startup and rocket factory in Silicon Valley

There’s a new launch startup in the mix called Astra, which has been operating in semi-stealth mode for the past three years, building its rockets just a stone’s throw from the heart of st

The four corners of the new space economy

It’s gotten to the point now where a handful of angel investors can put a space company on the map. But the same changes that have made the industry accessible have made it increasingly complex

TechCrunch Davos Coverage Going Live

TechCrunch has arrived at the World Economic Forum in Davos to cover the intersection of technology, innovation and public policy. Watch us today (in just a few short minutes) as we interview luminari