TOP STORIES: MARCH 2018

28 March 2018

Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.

Here’s our round-up for March:

From Elon Musk to Richard Branson, Space is Their Next Frontier

Bigelow Aerospace has established a space operations subsidiary whose first task will be to study the market for the company’s commercial space stations as it grapples with competition from China and NASA. Read more here.

The SpaceX Falcon launch ILLUSTRATION: JIM WATSON FOR GETTY IMAGES

The Seraphim SpaceTech Market Map

Seraphim – as the world’s only space technology (‘SpaceTech’) focused venture capital fund – has produced a market map. See their website.

Credit: Seraphim Capital

Space stations: our future among the stars

Once the International Space Station is decommissioned in 2028, what will the next generation of orbital bases look like? The Guardian explores in this article.

Lead image: An artist’s rendition of the Chinese Large Modular space station. Photograph: Chinese News Service

Smallsat launch providers face pricing pressure from Chinese vehicles

Bryce Space and Technology (formerly The Tauri Group) explores how start-up space companies have begun to change the space industry supply chain in the United States. Read here.

Astrobotic Wins NASA award to produce small lunar rover

Astrobotic, in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, has been selected by NASA to receive a Phase II SBIR award to develop a small lunar rover capable of carrying on small scale science and exploration on the Moon and other planetary surfaces. Read more at Spaceflight Insider.

Astrobotic’s Peregrine lander. Photo Credit: Michael Cole / Spaceflight Insider
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