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In other news…

  • Apex Space, a satellite bus manufacturing startup, has closed a $16 million Series A round co-led by Andreessen Horowitz and new investor Shield Capital as it prepares for its first demonstration mission early next year.
  • Continuum Space Systems has raised $6 million to date for its unified platform for end-to-end space mission management.
  • Danti emerged from stealth with $2.75 million in funding and plans to build a search engine for location-based data, powered by natural language processing.
  • Digantara, an Indian space tech startup that is working on space situational awareness, has raised $10 million in a funding round led by Peak XV Partners (formerly Sequoia Capital India and Southeast Asia) as it plans to kick off commercial space operations and satellite traffic management.
  • India has joined NASA’s Artemis Accords, a major step for cooperation in space between the two countries.
  • NASA formed new, unfunded agreements with seven major space companies, including SpaceX and Blue Origin, to advance these commercial firms’ technologies and programs that could meet the government’s needs.
  • Rocket Factory Augsburg will build a dedicated launch pad at the Guiana Space Center (GSC) in French Guiana, with launches commencing in 2025 — though they still need to get to orbit first.
  • Rocket Lab is doubling down on marine recovery of the Electron rocket booster.
  • Virgin Galactic will commence commercial service in less than two weeks.
  • Zero-Error Systems has raised a new tranche of funding for its patented radiation-hardened semiconductor integrated circuits technology for space and energy management applications.
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