Tagged: space

Satellite Propulsion on Wefunder: Tesseract Surpasses $345K, Sky’s the Limit

The in-space propulsion market is reportedly valued currently $9.2B and growing 22% annually. Tesseract, a higher-performance, cheaper propulsion systems for satellites, avers that we are on the cusp of a massive satellite market that will bring Internet access to every corner of the world, vastly expand… Read More

European Space Transportation Company Zero 2 Infinity Now Seeking £1 Million Through Crowdcube Funding Round For Expansion & Satellite Launcher

Zero 2 Infinity, a European space transportation company, is now seeking 1 million through its equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to continue with its growth plan and vision to make space “more accessible” for all.  Founded in 2009, the company reported that it is specialized… Read More

The Current State of Bitcoin in Space

Right now, overhead, four satellites broadcasting the Bitcoin blockchain drift in the Earth’s atmosphere over North and South America, Africa and Europe. Only East Asia, Australia and Polynesia are still dark. The presence of Bitcoin satellites in the atmosphere was announced August 15th, 2017 by… Read More

In Celebration of Voyager Golden Record Launch Anniversary: Kickstarter Announces New Projects Initiative Inspired By the Record

On Wednesday, crowdfunding platform Kickstarter announced a new initiative specifically for projects inspired by the Voyager Golden Record. The funding portal shared: “Forty years ago, the Voyager Golden Record soared into space aboard NASA’s Voyager 1 space probe. Curated by Carl Sagan and intended to… Read More

Space Travel Company Cohu Experience Raises $3.4 Million Through Finnish Crowdfunding Platform Around For Space Nation Astronaut Program

Cohu Experience Ltd., a Finnish space industry company, launched a crowdfunding campaign on Finnish platform Around in January for its new Space Nation astronaut program. Less than an hour after launch its initiative, the project secured its first million and then finished the round with $3.4 million…. Read More

“Project Blue” Seeks $1M on Kickstarter to Photograph an Earth-like planet Orbiting Another Sun-like Star

San Francisco-based science initiative Project Blue has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter to raise $1 million for its space photograph telescope. The project hopes to discover a habitable planet orbiting a Sun like star (and perhaps one that is already inhabited). According to the… Read More

Penn State University’s Lunar Lion Moon Mission Secures Nearly $175,000 Through RocketHub

On Friday crowdfunding platform,  RocketHub, announced that one of its projects, Lunar Lion Moon Mission, has successfully hit a funding milestone. Penn State’s Lunar Lion is led by director of Space Systems Initiatives at Penn State’s Applied Research Laboratory, Michael Paul. The project’s team is the… Read More

Creators of NYCTA Graphics Standards Manual Project Return to Kickstarter With 1975 NASA Initiative

A little less than a year after receiving $802,812 on Kickstarter for their New York City Transit Authority Standards Manual project, artists Jesse Reed and Hamish Smyth have returned to the crowdfunding platform to raise $158,000 for the Reissue of the 1975 NASA Graphics Standards Manual. While revealing details about the project,… Read More

Smithsonian’s Neil Armstrong Spacesuit Kickstarter Nears $600,000; Chris Hadfield & Adam Savage Reveal What’s Next For the Project (Video)

Continuing to gain more support for its Neil Armstrong spacesuit project, the Smithsonian has successfully raised nearly $600,000 on Kickstarter thanks to over 7,500 backers. The project hit the crowdfunding platform last week with a mission to raise $500,000 to bring the famous spacesuit back… Read More

Bill Nye’s LightSail Scores Over $1M During the Final Days on Kickstarter

With less than three days until its Kickstarter comes to an end, famous science educator Bill Nye and The Planetary Society‘s LightSail project has successfully surpassed over $1 million thanks to nearly 20,000 backers. LightSail is described as a citizen-funded project by The Planetary Society, which is self-dubbed… Read More

Famous Science Educator Bill Nye Launches Kickstarter to Raise $200,000 For New Solar Sailing Spacecraft

Hoping his stardom will get a new space project off the ground, television host/science educator, Bill Nye and The Planetary Society are currently seeking to raise $200,000 on Kickstarter for solar sailing spacecraft, LightSail. LightSail is described as a citizen-funded project by The Planetary Society, which… Read More

Mars One’s CEO Remains Confident in Space Mission; Clears the Air of Recent Criticism

Back in December 2013, Amersfoort, Netherlands company Mars One hit popular crowdfunding platform Indiegogo to raise $400,000 for a Mission Concept Studies by Lockheed Martin and SSTL for the 2018 mission. As previously reported, the concept and structure has been a long time in process.  Co-f0unded by Bas Lansdorp… Read More

London Startup Seeks £395,000 On Crowdcube to Create the World’s “First” All-Glass Green Home

London-based Photon Project Ltd. recently launched an equity crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube to raise £395,000 for 20% equity in the company.  Investors may take advantage of the EIS tax relief as well. Photon has developed a “revolutionary architectural structure”, that claims to be the first of… Read More

Updated: ISEE-3 Reboot Team Discovers Probe Propulsion System Issues

Last week, the ISEE-3 probe made headlines after its engines were turned on for the first time since 1987, thanks to the funds that were raised during the ISEE-3 Reboot Project’s crowdfunding campaign on Rockethub. Unfortunately, the project has encountered a major snag. As previously… Read More

Israeli Nonprofit Organization Launches Campaign on Indiegogo to Create the World’s Smallest Spacecraft

Aiming to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon, nonprofit organization and leading contestant in the prestigious Google Lunar X Prize (GLXP) competition SpaceIL launched its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo Tuesday afternoon. The campaign is designed to not only raise funds for the highly innovative… Read More

Scientists Use Crowdfunding To Communicate With Spacecraft ISEE-3

Aiming to bring a forgotten space probe back to life, masterminds of the Orbiter Image Recovery project Dennis Wingo and Keith Cowing have launched a new crowdfunding project on RocketHub called ISEE-3 Reboot Project. Skycorp, along with Space College and SpaceRef are asking investors to… Read More

Penn State Team Taps RocketHub To Crowdfund Lunar Mission, Seeks Google Lunar XPRIZE

The United States, The Soviet Union, China and… Penn State University? If one crowdfunding campaign can find funding, the above statement might become the list of entities that have made it to the moon. Only three of them would have had a standing army. (Nittany… Read More

Mars Initiative Raises Funds for Human Mission to Mars

There have been multiple crowdfunding initiatives looking to raise funds for space based technologies or ventures.  From new propulsion techniques to incredible space telescopes, crowdfunding is being used to finance the exploration of space.  There have been multiple crowdfunding campaigns focused on the red-planet of… Read More

First Private Mission to Mars is Crowdfunding Now

Crowdfunding on Indiegogo, Mars One Intends on Establishing Permanent Human Settlement. There have been plenty of fascinating space technology and exploration campaigns crowdfunded on various platforms.  Now we have a Private Mission to Mars which is scheduled to launch in 2018. This project out of… Read More

Want to Launch a Satellite into Space Powered by Water? Check Out this Kickstarter Campaign.

This is one of the reasons I love crowdfunding.  How cool would it be to help launch a satellite into deep space that is powered by the sun and propelled by water? The CubeSat Ambipolar Thruster or CAT is a space project crowdfunding on Kickstarter now…. Read More

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