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Quantum Space Raises $15 Million

ROCKVILLE, Md. (Quantum Space PR) – Quantum Space (Quantum) today announced it received a $15 million investment from Prime Movers Lab, a U.S.-based venture capital firm. The investment enables Quantum to begin expansion of QuantumNet, a cornerstone project aimed to provide data products and digital services for customers from cislunar space. Quantum plans to close the Series A round of funding by the end of 2022. 

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  • December 14, 2022
Quantum Space Poised to Enable the Cis-lunar Space Economy

The new commercial space venture focuses on developing the first commercial lunar robotic outpost 

ROCKVILLE, Md., February 3, 2022 (Quantum Space PR) – With a focus on rapid technological advancement and lowering the cost to access cis-lunar space, a quartet of space veterans are launching Quantum Space, a commercial space infrastructure and services company aimed at disrupting the current norms of the satellite industry. At the center of the new company is an evolvable and scalable space platform, called a robotic outpost, that will serve multiple users with deploying satellites, hosting payloads and acquisition of data and logistics services via customizable missions from locations in lunar and Earth orbits.  

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  • February 3, 2022
IBX Hires Former NASA Acting Administrator Steve Jurczyk as Executive VP of Space Operations
Steve Jurczyk

ROCKVILLE, Md. (IBX PR) — IBX, an innovation and investment firm revolutionizing the space and energy sectors, announced today the addition of Steve Jurczyk as Executive Vice President of Space Operations. Jurczyk, who recently served as NASA’s Acting Administrator after a 33-year career at the U.S. space agency, will add his technical and leadership expertise to the IBX team, expanding efforts to explore market opportunities in space, technology, and energy to positively impact the world. 

“We are delighted Steve Jurczyk is joining the IBX team, bringing a wealth of knowledge and his highly valued perspective about the aerospace industry to our strategic growth efforts of building the next-generation commercial space economy,” said Kam Ghaffarian, Founder and CEO of IBX. “Steve’s focus on innovation and leading breakthrough teams at NASA and across the country helped open the door to this new era in space exploration. We are lucky to have him on our IBX team.” 

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  • August 9, 2021
Axiom Space Raises $130 Million in Series B Funding
Axiom space station (Credit: Axiom Space)
  • Capital will accelerate growth of workforce and development of world’s first commercial space station
  • NASA selected Axiom to begin attaching its privately developed space station modules to the International Space Station as early as 2024
  • Axiom recently revealed the first-ever private astronaut ISS crew, launching in January 2022

HOUSTON, TX, February 16, 2021 — Axiom Space, Inc., which is developing the world’s first commercial space station, has raised $130M in Series B funding. The round was led by C5 Capital and includes TQS Advisors, Declaration Partners (the investment firm backed by David M. Rubenstein), Moelis Dynasty Investments, Washington University in St. Louis, The Venture Collective, Aidenlair Capital, Hemisphere Ventures, and Starbridge Venture Capital.

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  • February 16, 2021