DGI 2023

North America

Sidus Space Partners SkyWatch for Data Distribution Strategy

Sidus Space, Inc., a Space-as-a-Service company, has signed an agreement with SkyWatch to use its TerraStream data-management platform. The parties expect the agreement to accelerate the expansion of Sidus’ commercial data distribution strategy, which includes white labeling data for the Company’s existing customers and driving growth of new data customers. Furthermore, Sidus Space expects the agreement to generate additional revenue for it and engage customers who otherwise may not have connected with Sidus. 

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The Space Café Podcast #72: Kevin O’Connell – ret. director at U.S. Department of Commerce, on the broadening commercial potential of the space industry

Kevin O'Connell is a former Director of the Office of Space Commerce at the U.S Department of Commerce. He is now the founder of Space Economy Rising LLC, a company that works with clients and partners worldwide on all aspects of the space economy. He is an expert in the field of space commerce and has been involved in space issues for over 30 years. In this episode, he talks about the commercial potential of space and takes unexpected turns. It seems space is looking for any talent out there.

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Falcon Heavy Launches US Military Payload

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket has launched two U.S. military satellites into geosynchronous orbit from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida, marking the fifth successful flight of the rocket. Intended to launch on Saturday, January 14, the mission was delayed for a day, eventually launching on Sunday, January 15.

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Capella Space Raises $60M in Growth Equity

Capella Space, an American space technology company with data and satellite solutions for government and commercial applications, announced $60 million in growth equity financing in a follow-on to their Series C funding round through Thomas Tull’s US Innovation Technology Fund (USIT). Capella Space is one of the first companies to close financing through Tull’s USIT Fund, bringing the company’s total funding to approximately $250M.

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NorthStar Earth & Space partners with Axelspace to provide combined SSA services

Commercial near-Earth orbit monitoring service provider, NorthStar Earth & Space, signed an agreement with Japanese microsatellite company Axelspace, to use existing space-based sensors to contribute to NorthStar’s more comprehensive coverage of the space domain. The collaboration will leverage Axelspace’s operational AxelGlobe constellation of five Earth observation low Earth orbit satellites to provide complementary Space Situational Awareness (SSA) data.

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