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UK satellite firm signs launch deal with SpaceX

UK space firm, Satellite Vu – one of Seraphim Space’s lead portfolio companies – has signed a launch deal with Elon Musk’s aerospace company, SpaceX, to launch the world’s highest resolution thermal imaging satellite in early 2023.

Satellite Vu will be part of a rideshare launch on one of SpaceX’s Transporter missions aboard Falcon 9, which has proven to be the most reliable rockets to launch satellites into orbit in recent years.
The mission will launch the first of Satellite Vu’s seven UK built satellites into a low earth orbit. Satellite Vu has been well funded, so far raising GBP15 million in Series A investment and receiving two grants from the UK Space Agency and a third grant from the European Space Agency (ESA).

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