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About Astra

Starburst, the world’s first and only global aviation and space accelerator, has partnered with the Israel Aerospace Industries and Shenkar Space Lab to launch the ASTRA accelerator program, which aims to support startups and research that develop innovative technologies in the Space Industry. By launching next-generation space technology ventures, ASTRA will transform Israel from a startup nation to a spacetech nation.

This early-stage accelerator is designed to support startups in several verticals with space technologies applications. The program will create an innovation hub nurtured by key players in the industry, both locally and globally.

The selected startups in the program will have the opportunity to engage with Starburst and its partners to form deliverable commercial benefits as well as invaluable connections that contribute to their growth and advancement.

ASTRA is calling innovators and entrepreneurs to take part in this exciting venture that will progress human exploration into the heavens. Successful candidates await support in the form of direct investments, help with securing proof-of-concept, memorandums of understanding, coaching, mentoring, and much more!

2
Two cohorts per year
60
Expert mentors and advisors

Astra vision pillars

Space Earth Economy
ASTRA focuses on technologies solving global challenges for the space-earth economy and looks for dual application solutions that have massive markets here on earth and are also critical to space missions.
Space Exploration
ASTRA seeks to progress and develop ideas and technologies that tackle the difficulties in transportation to and within space, all for the sake of providing stronger connectivity to off-planet activities.
Space Commercialization
ASTRA will support companies that target commercialization of services and operations that take place in space, from situational awareness to in-space servicing & other Infrastructure for frontier space economy.
Space Earth Economy
ASTRA focuses on technologies solving global challenges for the space-earth economy and looks for dual application solutions that have massive markets here on earth and are also critical to space missions.
Space Exploration
ASTRA seeks to progress and develop ideas and technologies that tackle the difficulties in transportation to and within space, all for the sake of providing stronger connectivity to off-planet activities.
Space Commercialization
ASTRA will support companies that target commercialization of services and operations that take place in space, from situational awareness to in-space servicing & other Infrastructure for frontier space economy.

Starburst is an innovation catalyst in the aviation, space and defense industry. It is the first and only global aerospace accelerator, connecting startups with corporates, investors and government, providing growth and investment opportunities for all. With offices in Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, London, Tel Aviv, Mumbai, Montreal, Madrid, Seoul and Singapore, the team has built an ecosystem of key players with thousands of startups in its network.

program timeline

APPLICATION WINDOW OPEN

Program announcement
January 20, 2022
Application release
July 6, 2022
Application Deadline
July 25, 2022
Startup Selection
August 3, 2022
Program commencement
September 4, 2022
Demo day
December 21st, 2022

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