European space industry collaborates with ESA for the future

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30 June 2015 More than 80 companies from ESA Member States met recently to begin discussing new models of collaboration to reinforce European space industry’s presence in the world market.A first-ever event hosted at ESA’s European Space Operations Centre, ESOC, in Darmstadt, on 25–26 June brought Agency experts together with space industry to discuss the… Read more »

Space Investors Willing To Forgo Near-term Returns for Long-Term Payoffs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — As the flow of private investment into entrepreneurial space companies grows, some investors say they are willing to accept long waits for a return on their investment in companies that have the potential to change entire industries. Scott Nolan, a partner in San Francisco-based venture capital firm Founders Fund, said during… Read more »

Billionaire teams up with NASA to mine the moon

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Moon Express, a Mountain View, California-based company that’s aiming to send the first commercial robotic spacecraft to the moon next year, just took another step closer toward that lofty goal. Earlier this year, it became the first company to successfully test a prototype of a lunar lander at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The… Read more »