Universal Hydrogen raises $20.5 M Series A to help introduce hydrogen aviation

The race to decarbonize aviation got a boost this Earth Day with the announcement of a $20.5 million Series A round by Universal Hydrogen, a Los Angeles-based startup aiming to develop hydrogen storage solutions and conversion kits for commercial aircraft. “Hydrogen is the only viable path for aviation to reach Paris Agreement targets and help […] …

Astra targets December for next orbital launch effort

Astra targets December for next orbital launch effort

Astra is set to launch it’s next orbital rocket, with a window that opens on December 7 and lasts for 12 days following, till December 18, with an 11 AM to 2:30 PM PT obstruct every day throughout which the launch could happen, depending upon weather and conditions on the ground. This is the startup’s […]…

Slingshot Aerospace raises $8 million to help it broaden to new verticals beyond aerospace and defense

Slingshot Aerospace raises $8 million to help it broaden to new verticals beyond aerospace and defense

Austin and El Segundo-based Slingshot Aerospace was born out of a realization that while there is a huge amount of info gathered by observation technology aboard satellites, aircrafts, drones and beyond, the analytics and turnaround of said information into something actionable typically took a very long time– often important insights that would’ve been valuable in […]
Slingshot was established 3 years ago to help turn Earth and space-based observation information into something beneficial when it’s required, and now the startup has raised an$8 million Series A to grow its team and expand its focus to new markets beyond the aerospace and defense clients it presently serves. I spoke to Slingshot Aerospace co-founders David Godwin and Melanie Stricklan about their new financing, which brings the company’s overall raised overall to$17.1 million. Godwin, Slingshot’s CEO, described that initially, the start-up has actually been focused primarily on aerospace and defense consumers, which discusses the all-star early customer list of companies and public companies in that field.”In the past, the previous 2 tothree years, we have not actually had a lack of aerospace and government service,”Godwin described. Slingshot Aerospace is growing the team, having actually currently broadened to almost 30 individuals, with plans to work with more engineers in specific as part of the usage of these funds….

European launch supplier Arianespace successfully launches a satellite rideshare presentation mission

European launch supplier Arianespace successfully launches a satellite rideshare presentation mission

The little satellite launch market is heating up, with a number of little launch companies presently contending to end up being the next with an active orbital launch lorry. Existing large launch car operator Arianespace is likewise signing up with the fray, nevertheless, and performed a very first demonstration launch to demonstrate how its rideshare offering will work for small […] European launch company Arianespace effectively releases a satellite rideshare presentation objective …

Rocket launch in November will evaluate Purdue-developed drag sail that intends to lower orbital debris

Rocket launch in November will evaluate Purdue-developed drag sail that intends to lower orbital debris

When space launch startup Firefly’s very first planned orbital flight removes in November, it’ll bring a speculative payload developed by engineers from Purdue University: A drag sail that’s designed to haul a rocket back to Earth once it’s fulfilled its objective and deployed its freight. Safely de-orbiting an invested launch car would imply one less […]…

Private area industrialization is here

Private area industrialization is here

The future market chances made it possible for by the disruption in space transportation are massive. Undoubtedly, it will lead to an area gold rush that will drive human civilization’s advancement for generations to come. In recent years, the whole area market has been waiting and looking for what will serve as the gold rush of area. Now, let’s end up being space futurists, and try to forecast future prospects for a space gold rush in the next 5-10 years. Rare and valuable metals, building products, and even regolith will be used in the building of the brand-new area economy, space industrialization and area environments. Microgravity can be utilized in the future area economy to develop megastructures for power generation, area hotels for tourists and eventually human environments. Even without area tourist, area environments will be nearly a two trillion dollar market in 10-15 years….

NY-based autonomous recyclable rocket start-up lands Flying force agreement

NY-based autonomous recyclable rocket start-up lands Flying force agreement

New York-based startup iRocket has actually landed an agreement award from the U.S. Flying force to develop and construct its totally autonomous small payload rockets, which the business states will have the ability to release and propulsively land both its 2nd and very first phases, with the potential of releasing little payloads as needed in just […]…

<aRocket start-up Skyrora accomplishes a successful sub-orbital launch from Scottish island

<aRocket start-up Skyrora accomplishes a successful sub-orbital launch from Scottish island

This past weekend was a hectic one for rocket launches, including for brand-new launch companies wishing to sign up with the ranks of SpaceX and Rocket Lab as private, operational area launch suppliers. Edinburgh-based Skyrora attained a substantial milestone for its program, effectively introducing its Skylark Nano rocket from an island off the coast of Scotland on […]…

<aAstroscale expands into geostationary satellite life extension with new acquisition

<aAstroscale expands into geostationary satellite life extension with new acquisition

Orbital spacecraft sustainability startup Astroscale has actually acquired the IP, a lot of assets and staff of an Israeli business called Effective Space Solutions in order to widen its service providing to consist of maintenance geostationary (GEO) satellites, along with low Earth orbit (LEO) debris removal. Astroscale, established in Japan in 2013 with an objective of attending to the […]…

The future of flight can be energy-efficient

The future of flight can be energy-efficient

Can eVTOL vehicles be green? Specifically, can eVTOL vehicles be more energy-efficient than cars? Particularly, can eVTOL automobiles be more energy-efficient than cars and trucks? Our current Heaviside model utilizes about 120Wh per passenger mile, and does so at two times the speed of the Leaf: 100 miles per hour (of course, we can fly much quicker, if we choose). Why is Heaviside this efficient– doesn’t it take more energy to go faster? This is not simply observation, but can be mathematically shown. Heaviside is rather energy-efficient….