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Latest SPAC News: BlackSly and Momentus win contracts, Terran Orbital’s CAPSTONE completes primary mission, and Richard Branson puts himself and Virgin brand on trial
BlackSky and Momentus Win Contracts
Momentus (NASDAQ:MNTS) has won a contract with Apogeo Space to provide in-space transportation for the Italian company’s batch of nine Internet of Things (IoT) picosatellites. Apogeo is developing a 100-satellite IoT constellation.
BlackSky Technology (NYSE: BKSY) said it has won a two-year, multi-million dollar ground station augmentation contract for an unidentified Ministry of Defense customer. It is the company’s second major contract for an international advanced tactical agency.
Momentus completed its deal with Stable Road in August 2021 while BlackSky Technology completed its business combination with Osprey Technology in September 2021.READ
Terran Orbital-Developed CAPSTONE Completes Primary Mission
Terran Orbital Corporation (NYSE:LLAP), a global leader in satellite-based solutions primarily serving the aerospace and defense industries, announced its CAPSTONE’s recent successful completion of its primary mission: navigating to and within the Near Rectilinear Halo Orbit (NRHO), and performing the initial successful test of the Cislunar Autonomous Positioning System (CAPS) in coordination with the NASA Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO). In addition, CAPSTONE imaged the Moon.
Terran Orbital completed its combination with Tailwind Two in March 2022.READ
Billionaire Richard Branson Puts Himself on Trial
Has Sir Richard Branson’s business empire lost its sparkle? A UK court will address that question next month when hearing a $250 million claim brought by Virgin Enterprises against a Florida rail company.
At issue is whether Brightline Holdings LLC, backed by Fortress Investment Group, was within its rights in 2020 to terminate a 20-year deal to use the Virgin name and logo for its high-speed railway due to an alleged deterioration of the Virgin brand.
In April, Branson’s satellite launch company Virgin Orbit Holdings Inc. (OTCMKTS:VORBQ) filed for bankruptcy following a launch mishap in the UK and after failing to raise more funding. A pair of Branson SPAC investments have also crashed to earth: online retailer Grove Collaborative Holdings (NYSE:GROV) has tumbled more than 95% while genetic testing firm 23andMe Holding Co. (NASDAQ:ME) has declined 80%.
Hainan Sirius Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:HSAC) filed an S-1 this week to become September’s first new SPAC and the 20th overall to file in 2023. The SPAC aims to combine with a company operating in a sizable market with cutting edge disruptive technology that is scalable with near-term cashflow in sight. That is fairly broad and...
Graf Acquisition Corp. IV (NYSE:GFOR) announced in an 8-K this afternoon that it has come to a forward purchase agreement (FPA) with Meteora Capital Partners involving up to 2,500,000 shares for its combination with NKGen Biotech. Meteora is to purchase up to that amount on the open market prior to close, capped at 9.9% of...
Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. Heard on the Street: VinFast’s SPAC Backers Are Backing Out Even by the standards of electric-vehicle startups, the $40 billion market value of Vietnamese electric-vehicle startup VinFast is wild, following its combination with Black Spade last month....
Murphy Canyon (NASDAQ:MURF) announced this morning that it has closed its combination with Conduit Pharmaceuticals and its shares and warrants are expected to begin trading on the Nasdaq under the symbols “CDT” and “CDTTW” on September 25. The company also closed a purchase of $20 million in Murphy Canyon units at close, which is to...
Indie Semiconductor (NASDAQ:INDI), which merged with Thunder Bridge II in June 2021, announced this morning that it has launched an exchange offer to convert each outstanding warrant to 0.285 Class A shares in the company. At Indie’s last closing price of $6.22, this is $1.77 of value each, although the stock has been rising since...