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Aerospace primes Northrop, Lockheed join in Orbit Fab’s over $10M funding round

– San Francisco-based startup Orbit Fab raised $10m in funding.
– The round was led by Asymmetry Ventures, with participation from SpaceFund and new investors Marubeni Ventures and Audacious Venture Partners.
– Notably, both Northrop Grumman Corporation and Lockheed Martin Ventures also participated
– The company plans to launch a refueling trial that’s due to launch as early as the end of 2022.

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Kairos Aerospace Secures $26 Million in Series C-1 Funding

– Kairos Aerospace closed its $26m Series C-1 funding round, led by DCVC.
– Using cutting-edge methane detection algorithms and proprietary sensor hardware, Kairos’ industry leading capabilities to conduct basin-wide aerial surveys identify material methane leaks of all sizes, which it pinpoints on the map with its patented fusion of infrared data, GPS and aerial photography.
– Kairos then provides discreet and actionable insights to its clients in the oil and gas industry so they can quickly fix the leaks.

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Agile Space Industries Raises $1.8M In Funding

– Agile Space Industries won the Greater Colorado Pitch Series Investment Competition.
– The company received a venture debt $1.8m commitment from Greenline Ventures.
– Agile Space Industries provides mission-optimized propulsion solutions on fast space timelines by coupling rapid prototyping with diagnostic testing and analysis.

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Rocket startup Gilmour Space raises $46M Series C to take its small launch vehicle to orbit

– Gilmour Space Technologies, an Australian rocket launch startup, raised $61m funding.
– The round was led by Fine Structure Ventures and included contributions from Blackbird and Main Sequence, and Australian pension funds HESTA, Hostplus and NGS Super.
– The company plans to use the funds to nearly double its workforce, from 70 to 120 employees, and develop a new commercial spaceport at Abbot Point, Queensland.
– Gilmour Space has already signed agreements with prospective customers for future Eris launches.

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Phase Four Raises $26m Series B led by New Science Ventures

– Phase Four announced a $26m Series B investment round.
– The round was led by New Science Ventures LLC.
– The new capital follows a year of significant growth for Phase Four.
– NSV is a leading venture capital firm focused on building companies that leverage breakthrough science to create extraordinary value.

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Alba Orbital’s mission to image the Earth every 15 minutes brings in $3.4M seed round

– Alba Orbital, a Scottish company, raised $3.4m funding.
– The round was led by Scottish Investment Bank and joined by other investors.
– The company plans to launch dozens more satellites.

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Space startup Gitai raises $17.1M to help build the robotic workforce of commercial space

– Japanese space startup Gitai has raised a $17.1m funding round.
– The round was led by SPARX Innovation for the Future Co. Ltd, and includes funding form DcI Venture Growth Fund, the Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, and EP-GB (Epson’s venture investment arm).

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Axiom raises $130M for its space station — and adds Blue Origin alum to its board

– Axiom Space raised $130m funding.
– The funding was led by C5 Capital and joined by Declaration Partners, Moelis Dynasty Investments, The Venture Collective, Hemisphere Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.
– Axiom Space is building the world’s first commercial space station.
– The company’s president and CEO Michael Suffredini said the company’s valuation now exceeds $1 billion.

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Axiom Space raises $130 million for its commercial space station ambitions

– Axiom Space, a space startup, raised $130m in Series B funding.
– The round was led by C5 Capital and joined by other investors.
– The company plans to launch its first private astronaut mission to the ISS in January 2019.

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