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Rise in Space Investments in Q4, but 2023 Still Down

Space Capital has released its analysis of the latest quarter in the space industry. The report, Space Investment Quarterly: Q4 2023, also included some information on cumulative space investment, as well as a breakdown of the various segments of the industry and how much investment they’ve attracted.

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Astrobotic's Peregrine lunar lander is encapsulated with ULA's Vulcan rocket

Upcoming Private Missions May Be Key Vindication of NASA’s New Lunar Strategy

NASA may be headed towards a big strategic win in the next few months. With the scheduled launch of Astrobotic’s Peregrine Mission One on January 8th, and the coming Intuitive Machines IM-1 mission scheduled for mid-February, the agency could see the vindication of its long-term strategy for lunar mission privatization, and take another step towards a permanent American presence on the Moon.

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File photo: May 18, 2022 - Astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti monitors Astrobee robotic free-flyers.

Obruta to Test Autonomous Spaceflight Technology on the ISS

Ottawa’s Obruta Space Solutions will be putting their autonomous spaceflight technology to the test next month on the International Space Station (ISS). Their systems for spacecraft vision and for  guidance/navigation, funded in part by a pair of new Space Technology Development Program (STDP) awards, will be tested using the International Space Station’s “Astrobee” drones.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. …

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