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The IAC (International Astronautical Congress) is traditionally much more than an annual meeting of space companies. Again and again, the big stage is used to present new ideas and cooperations. At this year's edition in Paris, for example, the two German NewSpace companies Reflex Aerospace and HPS High Performance Space Structure Systems also announced their collaboration.
Morpheus Space is revolutionizing the space industry, especially with its propulsion systems. As the Dresden-based company announced on Wednesday, it secured $28 million in a Series A financing round. Investments will be made in the company's growth - and in a new factory in Dresden.
With the satellite drag sails from HPS, de-orbiting is to be accelerated by a factor of 20. For cubesats and large satellites, the systems with ADEO N and ADEO L have already proven themselves. With ADEO M, it will now also be possible to equip medium-sized satellites with this passive technology. HPS secured funding of 2.4 million euros for further development.
Berlin-based start-up LiveEO raises €19 million in an investment round. According to the company, this is one of the largest investments in Europe in the Earth observation sector. What is good for LiveEO is crucial for dealing with the consequences of climate change.
LEGO® has a long established reputation among space fans. Now the Microlauncher RFA One from the Rocket Factory Augsburg can also be recreated in scales of 1:42 and 1:110. Emil Romano, who has already designed numerous rockets from LEGO® bricks, is responsible for the models.
Das in Meckenbeuren am Bodensee ansässige Unternehmen yuri hat sich zum Ziel gesetzt, "Forschung und kommerzielle Anwendungen in der Mikrogravitation zu ermöglichen und auszubauen". Auf der Erfolgsliste stehen bereits Missionen auf der ISS, die auch den deutschen Astronauten Matthias Maurer beeindruckt haben. Investitionen in Millionenhöhe und Vereinbarungen mit anderen Unternehmen sollen nun dabei helfen, mit dem "Science Taxi" den nächsten Schritt in der Firmengeschichte zu gehen.
HyImpulse and In Orbit Aerospace signed a launch service agreement back in March 2022. In this agreement, the SL1 microlauncher of the company from Neuenstadt am Kocher (Baden-Württemberg, Germany) was to carry the full-scale model of In Orbit Aerospace into space. It has now been announced that the US company's unmanned, reusable space capsule will launch as a payload on its maiden flight.
Up to now, the Ariane launches have primarily taken place from Kourou (French Guiana). From 2024, the Spektrum microlauncher from the Munich-based company Isar Aerospace is now also to fly into space from there.