A Falcon 9 rocket booster lands after launching the company’s Transporter-2 rideshare mission on June 30, 2021.
Private investment in space companies hit $4.5 billion in the second quarter, a record for the sector, according to a report on Wednesday by New York-based firm Space Capital.
“This was the largest quarter on record for space infrastructure investment, despite only two space company SPACs closing in Q2,” Space Capital managing partner Chad Anderson wrote in the report.
The quarterly Space Capital report divides investment in the industry into three technology categories: Infrastructure, distribution and application.
The first, infrastructure, includes what many would consider…