Spaceleaks daily: Mar 26, 2021


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Spaceleaks daily: Mar 26, 2021






  • UNOOSA launches third edition of Space4Youth competition. To participate, anyone aged 18-35 years should submit an essay on “Space as a tool to foster climate adaptation and mitigation.”

Cathie Wood’s latest ETF could launch as soon as next week based on regulatory filing dates. ARKX filed on January 13, making March 29 the earliest date Ark could complete the SEC approval process, Bloomberg first reported. Also, Maxar has 40% upside, JPMorgan says in upgrade.

Redwire and Genesis Park Acquisition Corp announced a definitive merger agreement that values Redwire at a pro forma enterprise value of $615 million. The transaction is expected to deliver approximately $170 million cash to the Redwire balance sheet (assuming no redemptions).

OneWeb CEO Neil Masterson does not see Elon Musk’s space business as a direct competitor and has explained why their product is different than Starlink. For the Indian market, analysts say that they are both likely to remain much more expensive than mobile and wired broadband since India is among the 30-odd countries worldwide that continue to limit access to satellite services. The country already has 63% 4G penetration, offers the lowest mobile data rates in the world and sees high data consumption levels at 12 GB per month per user

Researchers have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions, and a new project financed by the Swedish National Space Agency is underway, where the performance of the structural battery will be increased yet further and the weight decreased.


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