TOP STORIES: August 2019

2 September 2019

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

Here’s our round-up for August:



Andy Bowyer, CEO and Founder of Kleos Space Luxembourg, shines a light on dark activity at sea. Read more by the Luxembourg Space Agency.

Virgin Galactic declares Spaceport America ready for SpaceShipTwo

As Virgin Galactic prepares to finish the test program for its SpaceShipTwo suborbital vehicle, the company says the New Mexico spaceport it will operate from is ready. Read more at Space News.

It’s Cleanup Time for Dangerous Space Debris

Astroscale COO Chris Blackerby talked to Via Satellite about how his company turned crisis into opportunity and developed a technological solution to remove dangerous space debris from orbit.

Lacuna Space aims to ride IoT wave with a 32-cubesat constellation

Lacuna Space CEO Rob Spurrett says he’s well aware his 3-year-old startup is part of a cresting wave of Internet of Things ventures seeking to deploy constellations of cubesats to connect a world awash in smart devices. Read the announcement here.

The first of four Lacuna Space prototypes launched in April on a satellite bus from NanoAvionics. Credit: NanoAvionics.