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Swarm debuts $499 Evaluation Kit for consumers and tinkerers

The kit is an all-in-one product that includes a Swarm Tile, the company’s flagship modem device, a VHF antenna, a small solar panel, a tripod, a Feather S2 development board and an OLED.

The Lilium electric jet will use batteries manufactured by Germany’s Customcells

'Collaborating with experts, aerospace partners, is a deliberate choice for us,” Lilium chief program officer Yves Yemsi said. 'It will help us to reduce our time to market and still be safe.'

Fisker invests in EV charging network Allego’s SPAC merger

Fisker is investing $10 million in private-investment-in-public equity (PIPE) funding for the merger of Allego and special purpose acquisition company Spartan Acquisition Corp III.

What Tesla’s bet on iron-based batteries means for manufacturers

Elon Musk mused that Tesla's batteries may eventually be two-thirds iron-based and one-third nickel-based across its products. 'And this is actually good because there’s plenty of iron in the world.

Launch vehicle startup Isar Aerospace lands an additional $75M in funding

A slew of launch startups have emerged in recent years to help meet growing demand from satellite providers, biotech companies and others looking to send payloads to space. One such startup is Germany

Joby Aviation, aiming to go to market in 2024, completes 154-mile test flight

It’s the latest in a succession of secretive tests Joby's been conducting, all part of its goal to achieve certification with the Federal Aviation Administration and start commercial operations.

iRocket to begin rocket engine testing at NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center

Reusable rocket startup iRocket has entered into a new partnership with NASA in its quest to reach commercialization in just two years. The partnership will give iRocket access to testing facilities a

Lucid Motors kicks off market debut with EV factory expansion plans

The former Lucid Motors will expand its factory in Casa Grande, Arizona, by 2.7 million square feet and aims to ultimately produce 400,000 vehicles a year.

Bezos offers billions in incentives for NASA’s lunar lander contract

Jeff Bezos, the billionaire founder of Blue Origin, is offering to knock up to $2 billion off the cost of developing a lunar lander and to self-fund a pathfinder mission in exchange for a NASA contrac

Peer-to-peer car rental startup Getaround fined nearly $1M by DC’s attorney general

Getaround was fined nearly $1 million by the Washington, D.C. Office of the attorney general for operating without a license and other violations, part of a settlement of what the peer-to-peer car ren

Judge denies Wisk Aero’s request for preliminary injunction against Archer Aviation

Electric aviation startup Wisk Aero’s request for a preliminary injunction against rival Archer Aviation was denied by a federal judge Thursday, the latest in an ongoing legal battle over whether Ar

Lucid Motors’ SPAC merger approved after executives issue plea to shareholders to vote

Shareholders approved Friday EV startup Lucid Motors’ merger with special purpose acquisition company Churchill Capital IV, after the companies extended the deadline by one day because not enough re

Waymo to open offices in Pittsburgh, an AV tech hub

Waymo, Google’s former self-driving car project that’s now an independent business unit under Alphabet, is expanding its presence in the eastern U.S. The company said Thursday it would be opening

Tesla, BHP ink supply deal for nickel ahead of demand surge

Tesla will secure nickel from the commodity production giant BHP, the automaker’s latest move to secure direct sources of raw materials that are projected to surge in demand before the decade is out

Rivian plans to install EV chargers in Tennessee’s 56 state parks

Rivian electric vehicle charging stations are coming to yet another state park system. The EV startup said it would install its so-called “waypoint” chargers at all of Tennessee’s 56 sta

Elon Musk says Tesla will ‘most likely’ accept bitcoin again when it becomes more eco-friendly

Tesla will ‘most likely’ resume accepting bitcoin as a form of payment once the mining rate for the cryptocurrency reaches 50% renewables, CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday at a virtual panel d

Accion Systems raises $42 million in Series C to accelerate development of 4th-gen propulsion system

Space propulsion developer Accion Systems has closed its most significant funding round yet. The company raised $42 million in a Series C led by Tracker Capital, bringing its valuation to $83.5 millio

Bezos and crew host a giddy press conference after Blue Origin’s inaugural crewed launch

Jeff Bezos was so triumphant he was practically glowing at a press conference following the Blue Origin’s first crewed mission to space, 21 years after he founded the company in 2000. The billionair

Blue Origin’s New Shepard carries Jeff Bezos and three crew members to space and back

Blue Origin successfully completed its first crewed launch Tuesday, sending four human passengers to space – including the company’s founder, Jeff Bezos. The result of billions of dollars of inves

Thales Alenia Space to develop pressurized modules for Axiom’s private space station

More details are beginning to emerge on Houston-based Axiom Space’s ambitious project to build and operate the world’s first commercial space station. Thales Alenia Space, a European aerospace man
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