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Week Ended 06.03.2022
Happy Friday! And a warm welcome to all our new readers. It was a relatively quiet week on the news front following Memorial Day in the states. Lets dive in.

📈 Market Max-Q

S&P 500: 4,108.55 -1.2%
NASDAQ: 12,012.74 -1.0%


UFO: 22.66 -0.8%
ROKT: 38.62 +0.1%
ARKX: 15.14 +0.3%
ORBT: 17.42 -1.7%
SSIT: 83.0 +3.8%


LLAP: 5.89 +20.2%
SPIR: 1.72 +13.9%
MNTS: 3.46 +9.5%
PL: 5.83 -10.3%


1W return as of 4:00pm EDT.

🚀 Top Stories

1) Astrocast, the IoT network operator, has agreed to acquire rival Hiber Global in exchange for 16.5% of future Astrocast shares.
  • Hiber shareholders also agreed to invest an additional €10.45M in the company. The acquisition is pending completion of Astrocast’s second public offering.
2) Sierra Space and Spirit AeroSystems ($SPR) announced a long-term strategic partnership to accelerate access to the commercial space economy.
  • The agreement will help lower the cost of access to space and accelerate production of Shooting Star Cargo Modules as part of the Dream Chaser spaceplane franchise.
3) NASA awarded Axiom Space and Collins Aerospace a contract for next generation astronaut spacesuits to be used for low Earth Orbit and Artemis lunar missions.
  • The two were chosen from Exploration Extravehicular Activity Services solicitation. The contract has a combined maximum potential value of $3.5B through 2034.
4) Salient Predictions, a startup focused on providing weather intelligence for the energy, agriculture and insurance industries, has raised $5.3M in seed funding.
  • Wireframe Ventures is leading the round, with participation from Munich Re Ventures, Powerhouse Ventures, Endeavor8 and others.

📊 Chart of the Week

May is in the books and BlackSky ($BKSY) ran away with it up +99.4%. Satellogic ($SATL) was underperformed the group at -47.4%. We're happy to see some green in a few names after the last few months..

🔗 Links

• Summary of the Q1'22 Space Earnings

• Momentus ($MNTS) First Demonstration Mission Status Update

• Redwire ($RDW) Announces CFO Transition

• Interview with CEO and Co-Founder of Epsilon3

• Ursa Major Announces New Reusable Engine

• Hexagon NovAtel and Xona Space Systems Sign MoU

• Governor Newsom Visits Astra ($ASTR) Facilities in California

• Firefly Aerospace Targeting Mid-July for Alpha’s Next Launch

• Hughes Networks ($SATS) To Power 7,200 Satellite Connectivity Points Across Mexico

• NASA To Buy Five Additional Crew Dragon Missions to ISS From SpaceX

• Sony ($SONY) Forms New Company 'Sony Space Communications Corporation' To Conduct Space Optical Communications

🎙️ Audio

• The Long Run Podcast with Marc Bell of Terran Orbital ($LLAP)

• 7 Things Space Podcast for May 2022

• Space Business Podcast With Alex Fielding of Privateer

• Pathfinder Podcast with Axiom Space's Michael Suffredini

• Momentus ($MNTS) CEO in Fireside Chat With IPOEdge

🗣️ Opinion

• Space Is Not a Waste of Money

• How Ukraine Could Help Europe Boost Its Space Sector

• NRO Contracts Will Have Long-Term Ripple Effects on Satellite Imagery Industry

• 1 Growth Stock Down 69% To Buy Right Now

📅 Earnings Calendar

• $PL: June 14 - After Market Close

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