13 February 2020 - Iceye, the Finnish radar satellite operator, opened a U.S. office in the San Francisco Bay Area led by Mark Matossian, who managed a series of aerospace programs at Google including the Earth-imaging venture Terra Bella. Read about it here!
3 February 2020 - A unique inside look at Astra, building launch vehicles right here in the Bay. Read about it here!
7 January 2020 - Epic Aerospace is building reusable space tugs to meet the needs of small satellite operators. Read about it here!
21 November 2019 - Capella Space won a U.S. Air Force contract to adapt its commercial synthetic aperture radar (SAR) for military applications. Read about it here!
14 November 2019 - Loft Orbital has raised a fresh $13 million to continue development of a constellation of small satellites purpose-built to carry a mix of payloads for customers who don’t want to fly their own satellites. Read about it here!
8 October 2019 - US-based EOS Data Analytics Inc. (EOS), a space portfolio company of Noosphere Ventures, today unveiled EOS SAR – a project to develop its own synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors intended for deployment in a constellation of microsatellites. Read about it here!
25 September 2019 - Eutelsat on Sept. 24 said it ordered two cubesats from AAC Clyde Space and hired Loft Orbital to build and fly data-transfer payloads on a pair of shared smallsats to test the market for a 25-satellite Eutelsat LEO for Objects constellation. Read about it here!
9 August 2019 - Vector, a micro-launch company founded in 2016 to build small rockets for payloads of up to 60kg, may be in financial trouble, multiple industry sources told Ars on Friday. Read about it here!
7 August 2019 - After several years of testing and development, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has deployed the PG&E Satellite Fire Detection and Alerting System. Read about it here!
5 August 2019 - Capella Space...entered into an agreement with Addvalue for use of its Inter-Satellite Data Relay System (IDRS) via Inmarsat‘s global L-Band satellite communications network. Read about it here!
17 July 2019 - Momentus, a Silicon Valley in-space transportation startup, raised $25.5 million in its Series A funding round announced July 17. Read about it here!
10 July 2019 - Akash Systems, Inc., a San Francisco-based startup focused on resolving the explosive growth of data collected from space by enabling faster, cheaper and ubiquitous satellite communications, has announced $14.5 million in Series A funding. Read about it here!
10 June 2019 - Space industry startups used to clamor for public attention. Now, many spend years in stealth mode refusing to disclose even the broad outlines of their plans. Read about it here!
3 June 2019 - Capella Space is expanding its staff and placing bulk orders as it begins making the transition from research and development startup to satellite constellation operator. Read about it here!
2 May 2019 - Loft Orbital, a company preparing a constellation to carry payloads for customers who don’t want to operate their own satellites, has filled up its first satellite and booked a January 2020 launch through Spaceflight Industries. Read about it here!
24 April 2019 - Just nine months after launching from Y Combinator with a new propulsion technology, Momentus has inked its first customers for its transportation technology that can take cargo beyond geostationary orbit — and ultimately to a lunar orbit. Read about it here!
24 January 2019 - The company has just raised a $25 million Series A round to put 150 of its tiny SpaceBEEs in orbit. Read about it here!
8 January 2019 - Akash Systems, Inc. announced today it has been granted an Experimental FCC license for a satellite launch featuring its proprietary GaN-on-Diamond transmitter technology. Read about it here!
3 December 2018 - SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket launched Seattle-based Spaceflight’s first-ever dedicated rideshare mission, a satellite extravaganza aimed at placing 64 spacecraft in low Earth orbit, including a whole host of bay area payloads. Read about it here!
25 October 2018 - Bessemer Venture Partners (BVP) is announcing a new, $1.85 billion fund: BVP X. Read about it here!
19 October 2018 - Rocket builder Vector said Friday it has raised $70 million in a round of financing, with a Morgan Stanley alternative investment fund joining Silicon Valley backers. Read about it here!
15 October 2018 - We’re a team of 6 Berkeley students aiming to push the frontier of miniature spacecraft that can be mass produced for large networks of satellites. Read about it here!
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