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Alphabet, others help Sunnyvale 'space catapult' startup raise $40M to fling rockets into space

Cromwell Schubarth
American City Business Journals
Alphabet, others help Sunnyvale 'space catapult' startup raise $40M to fling rockets into space

The company's "kinetic energy launch system" uses electricity to get a rocket spinning at 5,000 miles an hour, fast enough to fling it past the Earth's atmosphere where rocket engines can take over.