[Space] 2023.03.15

Challenges | Solicitations | Resources
Space Talent is a resource for careers at the intersection of space and tech. They match employers with top talent while providing insights and resources to grow your career. [Forward]
Crowdfunding platform Spaced Ventures is aggregating interest to petition for a direct, no fee investment in SpaceX, with the goal of democratizing space through ownership. It has exceeded its $25 million target in pledges. [Forward]
Upcoming Events
The virtual International Space Convention brings together 120+ speakers covering 80+ topics around critical space issues and opportunities surrounding the main theme of the year - ''Reaching the Unconnected''. Tickets: £79-£299. March 16-19, 2023. [Forward]
Crew 269 from MDRS and their Commander, Kristine Ferrone, discuss topics including Mars and space exploration, STEM education, technology, and women in science. Free. Online. March 21, 2023. [Forward]
Conference topics include market intelligence and functional tactics for successful cislunar investments featuring space industry policy makers, market analysts, and more. $225. Online. March 29-30, 2023. [Forward]
Image Credit: Explore Mars
Discussion of the steps needed to ensure that NASA, government and industry cooperate to achieve human exploration of Mars by the 2030s. $30-$550. Washington D.C. May 16-18, 2023. [Forward]
Featured speakers include Jared Isaacman, Polaris Dawn Mission Commander, and Dylan Taylor, Voyager Space CEO. The theme for ISDC 2023 is A New Space Age. Frisco, Texas. May 25-28, 2023. [Forward]

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Space Ecosystem | Startups | Deals
Starfish Space closed $14 million in funding led by Munich Re Ventures, with participation from Toyota Ventures. The round is ahead of its Otter Pup orbital servicing demonstration mission this summer. [Forward]
Japanese lunar exploration company ispace plans to list its shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange next month, prior to HAKUTO-R Mission 1, its first landing attempt. [Forward]
Lonestar Intuitive Machines Lander for data storage and edge processing on the moon. 
Credit: Lonestar
Lonestar Data Holdings raised $5 million in seed funding for its plan to establish lunar data centers. Scout Ventures led the round, with participation from Seldor Capital, 2 Future Holding, and others. [Forward]
K2 Space, co-founded by CEO Karan Kunjur and ex-SpaceX Neel Kunjur, CTO, plans to build its K2 Mega satellite bus for $15 million each. K2 previously raised a $8.5 million seed round led by First Round Capital and Republic Capital. [Forward]
Space Exploration | Development
NASA said it is on track to launch a crewed mission around the Moon in November of next year after a successful unmanned test flight in December. [Forward]
Potential buyers for United Launch Alliance (ULA) later this year include Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Amazon, Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, L3Harris or even Apple. [Forward]
Virgin Galactic's VMS Eve mothership (left) and VSS Unity suborbital spaceplane. 
Credit: Spaceport America
Virgin Galactic is in the final phases of returning its suborbital VSS Unity spaceplane to service. Commercial flights are slated to begin in the second quarter as it ramps up development of next-generation vehicles. [Forward]
NASA is seeking to bolster sustainable space travel and has announced a search for researchers to explore using metal extracted from the lunar surface in 3D printing. [Forward]
Astronomy | Astrophysics | Astrobiology | Cosmology
Scientists are attempting to land the LuSEE-Night (Lunar Surface Electromagnetic Explorer-Night) radio telescope on the moon to explore the Dark Ages, a not yet observed era starting about 380,000 years after the Big Bang. [Forward]