Space catapult startup gets $40 MILLION investment [Video]

Cristian WorthingtonFeedToPost

To see the original post and the Video, click here

Space catapult startup gets $40 MILLION investment from Google and Airbus to fling objects into orbitSilicon Valley startup SpinLaunch wants to slingshot small rockets into spaceThe spacecraft would carry a tiny payload that"s less than 5% of its massThe firm announced on Thursday that it...

Watch/Read More

Space catapult startup gets $40 MILLION investment from Google and Airbus to fling objects into orbit

  • Silicon Valley startup SpinLaunch wants to slingshot small rockets into space
  • The spacecraft would carry a tiny payload that’s less than 5% of its mass
  • The firm announced on Thursday that it secured a $40 million investment

Annie Palmer For Dailymail.com

A Silicon Valley …

SpinLaunch has already developed a working prototype of its launcher, which requires the firm to get a rocket spinning in a circle as fast as 5,000mph before they let it go

SpinLaunch said it received a $40 million from investors including Google parent Alphabet's investment arm, GV, venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers and Airbus Ventures

Ultimately, Spinlaunch founder Jonathan Yaney (pictured) said he plans to build a launch facility somewhere in the US.

SpinLaunch isn't the first firm to explore catapult-assisted launch systems. NASA looked into similar technology, which was based around a track, instead of a centrifuge (pictured)