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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%.
Terms Tracker for the Week Ending September 22, 2023 Welcome to our weekly column where we discuss the findings from our IPO terms tracker based on the previous week’s pricings. SPACs finally saw two new S-1 filings this week, the first to file since August 24th. Hainan Sirius Acquisition Corp. filed first on Thursday and...
Latest SPAC Liquidations: LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (LFAC) to Liquidate on October 3, 2023 LF Capital Acquisition Corp. II (Nasdaq: LFAC), today announced that the directors of the Company have determined to dissolve and liquidate the Company. The redemption of the Public Shares is expected to be completed on...
Latest Non-Redemption Agreements: Yotta Acquisition Corp.,Live Oak Crestview Climate Acquisition Corp. Yotta Acquisition Corp. (YOTA) Adds Non-Redemption Agreements Yotta Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ:YOTA) entered into non-redemption agreements with certain unaffiliated third parties in exchange for such third parties agreeing not to redeem an aggregate of 598,680 shares of the Company’s common stock. In exchange for the foregoing...
Twin Ridge (NYSE:TRCA) announced this afternoon that it plans to convene and then adjourn its extraordinary general meeting of its shareholders originally to be held on September 26 at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time. Twin Ridge intends to hold the new meeting at 11:30 a.m., Eastern Time, on October 3, 2023. Additional details were not given as to...
Social Leverage Acquisition Corp I (Nasdaq: SLAC) and W3BCLOUD Holdings Inc. announced this afternoon that they have mutually agreed to terminate their business combination agreement. The reasons cited were once again “due to existing market conditions”, which most likely implies the current capital market conditions as well as the fact that W3BCLOUD works within the...