Space Angels counts $519 million in satellite equity investment so far in 2017

by Peter B. de Selding

PARIS — The commercial space industry is likely to see a record number of investments — both entries and exits — in 2017, with the launch sector dominating the figures because of big-slash financings of Blue Origin and SpaceX, according to angel and venture-capital investor Space Angels.

A first look at the numbers suggests that investors have eyes only for rockets, which given the launch sector’s history of low returns would be a surprising development.

Take away Amazon founder and Blue Origin owner Jeff Bezos’s $941 million investment . . .

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