Fleet Space Technologies raises $7.35M for its space-based IoT tech – gpgmail

[ad_1] Australian satellite startup Fleet Space Technologies has raised a $7.35 million round of funding to help launch its next generation of nanosatellites, extremely small satellites it employs to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to customers globally. Fleet’s satellites are roughly the size of shoe boxes, which are much cheaper and easier to launch […]

Rocket Lab successfully launches rideshare rocket with two experimental USAF satellites on board – gpgmail

[ad_1] Rocket Lab has successfully launched its eight mission, an Electron rocket rideshare flight carrying four satellites to orbit for various clients. The Electron launched from Rocket Lab’s Launch Complex 1 in New Zealand, at 12:12 AM NZST (8:12 AM ET). This was its second attempt, after a scrub last week due to adverse weather […]

Rocket Lab’s Electron rocket will go reusable, with the company aiming for mid-air helicopter recovery – gpgmail

[ad_1] Private rocket launch startup and SpaceX competitor Rocket Lab made a big announcement today: It’ll be looking to re-use the first stage of its Electron rockets, returning them to Earth with a controlled landing after they make their initial trip to orbit with the payload on board. The landing sequence will be different from […]

Is space truly within reach for startups and VC? – TechCrunch

[ad_1] 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 players ever to benefit from government contract arrangements: rocket launches. The success of SpaceX, and promising progress from other new […]