INTRIGUING IMAGE OF THE WEEK
INDUSTRY INSIGHTS & TRENDS
- SpaceX Receives NASA’s Approval for Category 2 Missions
NASA recently approved SpaceX’s Falcon 9 rocket to launch Category 2 missions. The medium-risk missions are generally for satellite launches and cargo missions.
- India Approves Budget for PSLV Rocket Launches
The Indian government approved $484 million to construct and launch 15 Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) rockets between 2017 and 2020. The aggressive schedule was made with the hope to secure more commercial launch service contracts.
- Farmers Business Network Closes $15 Million Round of Funding
The San Francisco-based startup Farmers Business Network, which helps farmers make decisions with data and Earth imagery, recently closed a $15 million round of venture funding for a total of $28 million.
- Folding Drone Inspired by Origami
A prototype drone, built by researchers at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, uses folds inspired by origami. The tiny quadcopter drone could be released quickly in large numbers in a disaster zone to assess damage and contact survivors.