The Latest SPAC News and Rumors: June 9, 2022
by Marlena Haddad on 2022-06-09 at 11:40am

 


Below is a daily summary of links to the latest SPAC news and rumors gathered across the web. 

Latest SPAC News: D-Orbit signs contract with European Space Agency and Polestar begins delivering on EV partnership with Hertz


D-Orbit Signs Contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) for the Improvement of Production Capabilities Related to Space Transportation

D-Orbit, the space logistics and transportation company that is going public through a transaction with Breeze Holdings Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BREZ), has signed a €1,950,343 (approximately $2 million) contract with the European Space Agency (ESA) under BOOST, the Agency’s Commercial Space Transportation Services and Support to Member States Programme. The sum represents 80% of the total budget of the activities to be carried out in the frame of the contract.

Through this contract ESA will provide funding for the development of an improved production system by introducing lean manufacturing principles and testing that will enable D-Orbit to increase the performance and responsiveness of its proprietary orbital transfer vehicle (OTV) ION Satellite Carrier (ION), while driving down the cost.

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Polestar begins delivering on 65,000 electric vehicle partnership with Hertz

Polestar, the Swedish electric performance car manufacturer, has begun delivering new Polestar 2 electric cars to Hertz as part of the agreement announced in April 2022, under which Polestar will supply the global car rental giant with 65,000 cars over the next five years.

Polestar intends to list on the Nasdaq in a proposed business combination with Gores Guggenheim, Inc. (Nasdaq: GGPI, GGPIW, and GGPIU), which is expected to close in June 2022.

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