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Recent articles by Aria:

Asteroid mining startup AstroForge will test its metal refinery tech in space this year

Asteroid mining startup AstroForge will be heading to space twice this year, with the first mission taking place in April. → Read More

Watch Rocket Lab launch Electron from US soil for the first time

Rocket Lab will be conducting its first launch from the Northern Hemisphere today, in a mission that will take off from NASA's Wallops Flight Facility. → Read More

Six ex-OneWeb engineers raise $2.5M for Quindar to revolutionize satellite mission management

It’s never been cheaper to send a spacecraft to orbit, but many companies are hamstrung by the complex and expensive demands of satellite mission management. Quindar wants to change that. The company, which just closed $2.5 million in seed funding, has built a web app for end-to-end satellite operations that it says will enable its […] → Read More

Max Q: Things are tough out there

TechCrunch's weekly newsletter dedicated to all things space, including launch, satellites, space stations and more. → Read More

With Starship testing, SpaceX moves one step closer to making science fiction a reality

SpaceX is poised to conduct a wet dress rehearsal of its Starship launch system today, followed by a static fire test in the coming weeks. → Read More

Private investment in space dropped 58% last year, even with SpaceX, Anduril monster raises

Space Capital's new report found that overall investment in the space industry dropped, despite huge rounds from SpaceX and Anduril. → Read More

Stell wants to modernize the “unsexy” workflows slowing down America’s industrial base

Software startup Stell wants to launch a platform to make aerospace and defense parts ordering more efficient and effective. → Read More

Max Q: Anomalous

TechCrunch's weekly newsletter dedicated to all things space, including launch, satellites, space stations and more. → Read More

Stratospheric balloon company World View to go public in $350M SPAC deal

World View, a company developing stratospheric balloons for Earth observation and tourism, is heading to the public markets. → Read More

Virgin Orbit says issue with rocket’s second stage led to mission failure

Virgin Orbit offered an update on the anomaly that led to Monday's mission failure, saying it was related to the rocket's second stage. → Read More

ABL Space Systems’ rocket experiences simultaneous engine shutdown shortly after lift-off

Rocket startup ABL Space Systems' first orbital launch attempt ended in failure after all of the rocket's first-stage engines shutdown. → Read More

Virgin Orbit’s botched launch highlights shaky financial future

Virgin Orbit's launch failure on Monday highlights the company's precarious financial position and its unclear future. → Read More

Max Q: Hitting the ground running

We're hitting the ground running at TC HQ, and it seems the space industry is, too — there was a lot of news, which means a lot to get to in this issue! → Read More

Impulse Space will hitch a ride on SpaceX’s Transporter-9 for first mission later this year

In-space transportation startup Impulse Space will conduct its first orbital mission in the fourth quarter of this year. → Read More

Startups set to go to space for the first time on SpaceX’s Transporter-6 mission

Startups Launcher, Magdrive and Epic Aerospace are poised to go to orbit for the first time aboard SpaceX's Transporter-6 mission. → Read More

Max Q: 2022 was big. 2023 will be even bigger.

I hope everyone had a restful holiday season and a celebratory New Year. Thanks again to all Max Q readers, whether you've been with me for many issues or you're a recent subscriber. → Read More

It was a big year for the space industry. 2023 will be even bigger

We share our top predictions for the space industry in 2023, for everything from launch to missions to the moon and more. → Read More

Rocket Lab’s first mission from Virginia delayed until 2023

Rocket Lab's first Electron launch from the United States was delayed until the first quarter of next year. → Read More

Max Q: A week of firsts

TechCrunch's weekly newsletter dedicated to all things space, including launch, satellites, space stations and more. → Read More

Quantum Space picks up speed with $15M in funding for cislunar space vehicles

Quantum Space, headed by former NASA acting administrator Steve Jurczyk, is developing a fleet of platforms that would operate in cislunar space. → Read More