Tag Archives: Startup Files

An Introduction to Entrepreneurial Space

Entrepreneur space series

A few years ago, or a lifetime ago in COVID years, I wrote an article for SpaceQ discussing the difference between “New” Space and “Old” Space in which I argued that they really weren’t different ways of addressing a single space market. I argued instead that they were actually different business models that happened to share space as the medium through which services were delivered …

Read More »

Firefly’s New Transformative Leadership

The Firefly Reaver engine being tested.

After nearly a year, Firefly Aerospace is slated to finally make their second launch attempt of a their Alpha rocket. Originally scheduled for July 17th, their new mission, “To the Black,” is scheduled to launch Sunday, September 11th. It isn’t just a new rocket; in many ways, it’s a whole new Firefly, one that might be on the cusp of radical transformation. This page is …

Read More »

Metaspectral to test hyperspectral payload on the ISS

Metaspectral

Vancouver-based Metaspectral is sending a hyperspectral imaging payload to the International Space Station in early 2023. Working with HySpeed Computing and Nanoracks, they’ll be there to test and improve hyperspectral data analysis using deep learning algorithms and neural networks. They’re also there to prove that Metaspectral’s compression tech can solve a big problem with hyperspectral imaging: the pictures are enormous—but the bandwidth is not. This …

Read More »

Firefly’s upcoming high-stakes launch attempt

Reaver-B engine test. Credit: Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace is taking its second shot at getting into orbit. Their second Firefly Alpha launch attempt, named “To the Black,” is scheduled for launch on July 17th. And while launch attempts are always high-stakes, the stakes for “To The Black” couldn't be higher.  Firefly’s future may depend on its success. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, …

Read More »

C5 partner sees future of cybersecurity in Axiom Station investments

Axiom modular space station

Axiom Space’s recent private trip to the International Space Station just landed, but Axiom’s main business isn’t space tourism. With the ISS slated to be shut down at the end of the decade, and NASA making it clear that they’re setting their sites far beyond low Earth orbit (LEO), Axiom is part of the charge to build privately-owned space stations with their upcoming Axiom Station.  …

Read More »

Lonestar to place data centers on the Moon

Lonestar to put data centers on the Moon.

"We weren’t going to announce we had a lunar data center until after we'd already landed on the Moon." That’s what Lonestar CEO Christopher Stott said in an interview with SpaceQ this week. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Read More »

Wyvern Space announces Y Combinator participation and USD $2.25 million in additional funding

Wyvern Space hyperspectral camera unfolding

Edmonton-based Wyvern Space got a new vote of confidence in their hyperspectral imaging technology this week with the announcement of a successful seed round and their acceptance in the Y Combinator accelerator. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Read More »

T0.technology startup is truly cutting-edge

T0 Technology

T0.technology is a new company taking their founders' experience building cutting-edge terrestrial astronomy equipment and applying it to new fields. It's not a spin-off, but their skillset is unique, and may have significant applications both on Earth and in space. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Read More »

SpaceRyde makes progress towards first orbital launch

SpaceRyde engine test November 3, 2021

SpaceRyde successfully tested the engine for the rocket portion of their hybrid balloon rocket launch system on November 3.  This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE TODAY

Read More »