TOP STORIES: December 2020

7 January 2021

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

Here’s our round-up for December:

The space industry comes of age

2020 was the year the space industry started to prove itself — setting up big expectations for its maturity and growth in the coming year. Read more at Axios.

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

Forbes Science Awards 2020: Prepare For The Outer-Space Stock-Market Boom

It was a banner year for the commercial space industry. Even in the midst of a pandemic and while piling up big economic losses, companies continued to expand into the final frontier. Read more at Forbes.


Milbank Top Ten Space Business Stories of 2020

This Special Edition of Space Business Review includes Milbank’s top ten space business stories of 2020. Read more by Milbank.

SpaceX may try to catch a falling rocket with a launch tower

To build a fully reusable launch system for its interplanetary Starship vehicle, SpaceX has had to solve myriad technical challenges, such as slowing the massive spacecraft down as it reenters Earth’s atmosphere at near-orbital velocities. Read more at ArsTechnica.

SpaceX’s Starship is expected to have landing legs. Its first stage launch vehicle, Super Heavy, may not. Credit: SpaceX

#MyGalileoSolution projects selected for acceleration


The projects selected for acceleration in Track 1 and Track 2 of the #MyGalileoSolution competition have been confirmed. The 30 Track 1 projects and the 20 selected for Track 2 were chosen from over 200 applications and will share the almost EUR 1.5-million prize pool. Read more here by GSA.

The contest targets location-based solutions leveraging Galileo for positioning, navigation and/or timing. Credit: GSA