Tag Archives: Astrobotic

“Sweet Spots” of Sector Intersection Series, Part III: Meet Deeplocal and Astrobotic

by on May 20, 2015

To conclude this short series showcasing the intersection of tech with other key regional sectors, we present two more distinctive companies.  They are among the many that are fueling our region’s economy with innovation, but these two, in particular, introduce engineering and robotics to the “intersection” mix. These two companies are uniquely coloring the regional […]

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Pittsburgh’s Innovation Economy Takes Off (Literally), Astrobotic Brings MoonMailTM to Consumers

by on January 15, 2015

Astrobotic, a Carnegie Mellon University spinout, has emerged as a leader in the private sector race to the moon. By many indications, Astrobotic is also leading in the race to capture the Google Lunar XPRIZE, with a final prize in the $30- $40 million range. To further grow its market, the Pittsburgh-based space logistics firm […]

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Pittsburgh’s Astrobotic Advances “One Giant Step” for Opening Up Moon’s Potential

by on February 21, 2014

Pittsburgh’s innovation-led economic renaissance continues to capture the attention of influential news outlets. Recently there was Politico’s “What Works,” a year-long series focused on transformative technologies, polices and strategies that chose Pittsburgh for its debut article. This week the emerging-technologies blog GIGAOM made a splash with its story about Strip District-based Astrobotic and its lunar ambitions. A spinout of Carnegie Mellon University, Astrobotic […]

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