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18 June 2021
Winners of Vernadsky Challenge 2021 To Split Approx. $74,000 Prize Pool

On June 15-16, non-profit organization Association Noosphere held the fifth grand final of the Vernadsky Challenge engineering startup contest at the International Exhibition Center in Kyiv, Ukraine, as part of the International Aviation and Space Salon “Aviasvit – XXI”.

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16 June 2021
Max Polyakov Details Deal to Acquire Dragonfly Aerospace

In a new interview, Via Satellite talks to Max Polyakov about why he decided to invest in Dragonfly Aerospace and what this company brings to his array of space assets: Firefly Aerospace, SETS, EOSDA, and others.

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07 June 2021
Max Polyakov’s SETS receives US patent for stabilized discharge power supply for its Hall thrusters

SETS, a provider of low-power plasma thrusters and electric propulsion systems owned by noted space entrepreneur Dr. Max Polyakov, has received a US patent for stabilized discharge power supply for its Hall thrusters.

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20 May 2021
Firefly Aerospace Awards Contract to SpaceX to Launch Blue Ghost Mission to Moon in 2023

Firefly Aerospace Inc., a leading provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space services, announced today that it has awarded a contract to SpaceX to launch its Blue Ghost lunar lander in 2023. Blue Ghost will be carrying 10 payloads for NASA’s Commercial Lunar Payload Services (CLPS) task order 19D mission, in addition to separately contracted commercial payloads.

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11 May 2021
We’re polluting our future home – before we even live there. Here’s why we need to clean up our space junk

Why are we so intent on exploring space when we have so many problems right here on Earth?

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05 May 2021
Max Polyakov’s Firefly Aerospace raised nearly $200 million of investments. The value of the company significantly exceeds $1 billion

Firefly Aerospace Inc., a leading provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space services, announced the successful completion of its Series A financing.

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27 April 2021
Dr. Max Polyakov Purchases Majority Stake in Dragonfly Aerospace

Dr. Max Polyakov – the international technology entrepreneur, investor and economist who is revolutionizing the space industry – today announced the completion of his acquisition of a majority stake in Dragonfly Aerospace.

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23 April 2021
EOSDA’s Max Polyakov Shares LEO Agriculture Constellation Plans

Earth Observation Data Analytics (EOSDA) is looking to use satellite technology to make a difference in the areas of agriculture, oil and gas, forestry, and disaster recovery.

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22 April 2021
Noosphere Ventures aims to build an integrated space powerhouse: Q&A with managing partner Max Polyakov

Ukrainian entrepreneur Max Polyakov, with his Silicon Valley-based investment vehicle Noosphere Ventures Partners, is on a mission to build out a vertically integrated space business.

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