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Testing new satellites and space-based technologies has never been easy exactly, but it definitely could be easier. Slingshot 1, a 12U Cubesat mission just launched via Virgin Orbit, is an attempt to make building and testing a new satellite as easy as plugging a new keyboard into your computer. To…

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AWS sent a Snowcone to space

At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced that it quietly sent one of its AWS Snowcone edge computing and storage devices into space on the Axiom mission to the International Space Station. For the most part, this was an off-the-shelf Snowcone, which AWS already built to be rugged enough to…

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Starlink adds RV plan that provides roving coverage

staStarlink has added yet another new service tier, its second diversification of its offerings in 2022, after it introduced a Business option earlier this year. The new ‘RV’ plan comes with some noteworthy differences vs. its standard service — including the ability to stop and start service whene…

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Starlink adds $25/month ‘Portability’ feature that lets users move their internet around

Starlink has introduced a new paid add-on feature that lets customers “temporarily” move their service to different locations — anywhere within the same continent as their permanent service address that is currently served by Starlink satellite availability. The add-on will cost an addi…

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Without sustainable practices, orbital debris will hinder space’s gold rush

Today’s sustainability crisis in space is the result of 60 years of exploration and utilization that have largely ignored the environmental consequences of space activities.

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Wyvern adds $4M in new non-equity funding for its in-demand hyperspectral imaging tech

Canadian startup Wyvern only just announced a $4.5 million seed round (which itself nearly doubled close to the wire thanks to new commitments) and entry into Y Combinator, and now it’s revealing that it has landed another $4 million in funding via Canada’s Sustainable Development Techn…

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in 2021, space investors watched stars form in real time

"Carl Sagan had it right, with Voyager and the pale blue dot: If you're anywhere else in the known universe, Earth is the most interesting place to study and be part of."

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Weather-focused IBISA raises seed round to back its microinsurance solutions for low-income small farmers

Agricultural microinsurance startup IBISA raised a seed round of approximately $1.70 million led by London-based Insurtech Gateway, with participation from Rockstart’s AgriFood fund and others.

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DevOps transformation: Taking edge computing and continuous updates to space

With the “final frontier” now open to private companies, how do we transform the way we continually update the software that runs in space?

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Without a clear ask, your pitch deck is useless

Having a great "ask" slide can reassure investors: It shows a founder wants to raise an amount of money that unlocks the next stage of growth and knows what milestones they need to hit to get there.

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Equity crowdfunding appears immune to market volatility, on track for its best year yet

With the fundraising climate now showing cloudy skies, equity crowdfunding is getting ready for a field day.

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