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Space ETF Key Takeaways | September

Holdings in the News

  • Iridium announces $400 Million USD stock buyback. 
  • Lockheed Martin opens new small-sat factory in Colorado with 180 satellite per year production goal.
  • Rocket Lab reuses engine for additional launch paving way to more fully reusable launch. 
  • Dish Network and EchoStar prepare for potential merger.
  • SES awarded US Air Force contract related to DEUCSI Program.

Macro Outlook

To InfIndia and Beyond

On August 23, 2023, India succeeded in becoming the first country to successfully land a spacecraft on the Moon’s south pole.   The craft, named Chandrayaan-3 (“moon vehicle”) makes India only the 4th nation to succeed in safely landing a craft on the Moon’s surface, joining the US, Soviet Union and China.  This momentous event is more than just a triumphant achievement for India’s space program but also one that has the ability to provide advanced insight into the elusive pole’s environment and composition.  Ironically, Russia unsuccessfully attempted to land a craft near the Moon’s south pole several days earlier resulting in a catastrophic failure and crash.  Although the risks are high, the rewards seem promising as numerous countries expand their ambitions to create a lunar presence.

US- Through its Artemis program and others, the US has ambitions of returning humans to the Moon and establishing a permanent research base before the end of this decade.

China- Since recently positioning a lunar focused satellite and its very own orbiting space station, China too looks to establish a permanent presence on the Moon before the end of this decade creating a true space race between rival nations.

India- While no official plans have been released, India does have plans for a joint mission with Japan’s space agency to send another rover to the moon over the next few years. 

Russia- Despite recent failure, the country is determined to prove its capabilities from a defensive and technological basis.  The ability to secure lunar resources and access to the Moon may be done independently or in joint efforts with China.

Japan- Just this week, Japan launched its SLIM lunar mission where it hopes to achieve a soft landing on the Moon’s surface within the next few months.  Although future missions are still under development, if successful, this would make Japan the 5th nation to successfully achieve a soft landing on the Moon’s surface.

While this highlights several future goals for the Moon, global lunar ambitions seem to launching at the same time.

Sources available upon request. Please remember that when you invest in ETFs, your capital is at risk.

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