TOP STORIES: April 2021

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

Here’s our round-up for April:

Q1 21 Seraphim SpaceTech Index shows record growth

Seraphim Capital’s newly published Q1 21 SpaceTech Index highlights that the recent surge in VC investment into SpaceTech shows no sign of slowing down. Find out more.

Seraphim Space Tech Venture Capital Index. Credit: Seraphim Capital

Kleos Space develops tool for in-space manufacturing of large structures

Kleos Space is conducting a six-month test of technology for in-space manufacturing of large 3D carbon fiber structures that could be used to construct solar arrays, star shades and interferometry antennas. Read more at SpaceNews.

Kleos Space produced a carbon fiber I-beam that is 100 meters long during ground-based testing of the engineering model of the company’s in-space manufacturing technology. Credit: Kleos Space

Carrier rocket developed by German start-up due for take-off next year

With the space industry growing rapidly, private sector satellites will soon be crowding up the orbit. A carrier rocket developed by Munich-based start-up Isar Aerospace is due for take-off next year. Developers hope it will be the first of many launches. Read more at SpaceNews.

Seraphim Space Camp Reveals Mission 7 Cohort

Seraphim Space Camp today reveals the start-ups that are participating in Mission 7 of their accelerator, the UK’s first dedicated accelerator for global start-ups in the SpaceTech industry. Featuring seven new start-ups, the latest cohort has attracted founders from all over the world who hope to take their start-up to the next level.

Seraphim Space Camp Reveals Mission 7 Cohort. Credit: Seraphim Space Camp

OQ Technology secures launches for propriety satellites as connected device market ramps up

OQ Technology, a Luxembourg space startup created to connect internet of things (IoT) devices to 5G technology, has signed a multi-launch deal with rideshare specialist Spaceflight to loft its own small satellites. Read more at SpaceNews.

OQ Technology CEO Omar Qaise (left) with senior Spaceflight business development director Elizabeth Driscoll. Credit: OQ Technology

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