How this student startup landed in a space accelerator
Pixxel, aiming to launch microsatellites to beam data for AI analytics, is the only one from Asia in US’ Techstars Starburst
The young entrepreneurs are getting a glimpse of business use cases for their work as well as validation from top space scientists
Awais Ahmed and Kshitij Khandelwal are just 21. Not long ago they were reading about Nasa’s Voyager mission and Mars rovers, like most kids fascinated by space stories. Now they’re in Los Angeles visiting Nasa’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), talking to scientists who worked on those Voyager and Mars missions about their startup, Pixxel.