Leaf Space Successfully Enables 13 Satellites on SpaceX Transporter-3 Rideshare Mission

Leading Ground Segment as-a-Service Provider Establishes Communications Within Hours of Deployment

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2022 —  Leaf Space, a leading provider of ground segment as-a-service (GSaaS) solutions, announced today that it has established successful communications with all 13 satellites from five different customers including D-OrbitNanoAvionicsKepler CommunicationsSen and Fossa Systems, that the company supported on SpaceX’s latest Transporter-3 rideshare mission. Customers were able to interact and communicate with their assets in just a few hours from deployment, following the launch on Falcon 9 from Cape Canaveral on Jan. 13.

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Six Companies Selected for First-of-Its-Kind Soft Landing Space Tech Cohort

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (Q Station PR) – Q Station, a collaborative workspace supported by the Air Force Research Laboratory and U.S. Space Force has chosen six companies for its inaugural Soft Landing Space Tech Cohort. The year-long program will give companies an opportunity to work in the growing New Mexico space ecosystem and to learn more about the U.S.’ space technology needs and how they may be able to work with the federal government to meet those needs. 

The inaugural Soft Landing Space Tech Cohort companies and their headquarters are:

  • Blue Eye Soft – South Carolina — creates AI models that predict satellite anomalies due to space weather events.
  • Equatorial Space Systems – Singapore — developing proprietary hybrid propulsion technology.
  • Leaf Space – Italy — provides ground segment systems for microsats.
  • Neutron Star Systems- Germany — produces electric propulsion system for spacecraft.
  • Rogue Space Systems – New Hampshire — designs satellite vehicles and subsystems to provide on-orbit services to satellite operators.
  • SPiN Tech – Germany — produces a universal adapter to transform incompatible off-the-shelf components to plug-and-play for satellites. 
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Leaf Space Raises €5 Million, Bringing Total Funding to €10 Million

Closing its Series A round, the Italian startup raised €5 million, with both Primo Space and Whysol Investments contributing €2 million each

LOMAZZO, Italy (Leaf Space PR) – Leaf Space, the Italian ground segment as-a-service company focused on microsatellites, announced it has completed its Series A financing round of €5 million [$6 million], bringing its total funding to €10 million [$12 million]. A contribution of €2 million [$2.4 million] came from Primo Space, the investment fund of Primomiglio SGR focused on investments in highly innovative companies in the space industry. The other €3 million [$3.6 million] of investment were between Whysol Investments, acting as lead investor, and RedSeed Ventures, an early-stage investor of the company that had already joined the equity round last spring.

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