From rocket launches to on-line marriage licenses, Austin’s wide-ranging tech scene confirmed indicators of development final week with new services, partnerships and different bulletins. Make amends for the information you will have missed with the Constructed In Austin Weekly Refresh.
BAE Programs unveiled a brand new facility. The protection contractor opened the doorways to a $150 million facility within the Parmer Austin enterprise park final week. Its earlier campus spanned a number of buildings totaling 539,000 sq. ft, however the brand new 390,000-square-foot facility gives a extra trendy and collaborative house the place workers can work underneath the identical roof. The power is residence to the corporate’s digital methods division, which plans to double its Austin workforce from 700 to 1,400 workers over the subsequent a number of years. [Built In Austin]
Austin Tech Quote of the Week
“With the success of this flight, Firefly has introduced to the world there’s a new orbital launch automobile, out there at the moment, with a capability that’s pivotal to our business and authorities clients. Proving our flight and deployment capabilities on solely our second try is a testomony to the maturity of our know-how and the experience of our workforce. That is an thrilling day at Firefly, and we’ve got many, many extra forward. I couldn’t be extra excited for the Firefly workforce.” — Firefly CEO Invoice Weber
Firefly Aerospace reached orbit. After launching on Oct. 1, the corporate’s Alpha rocket efficiently reached orbit and deployed three buyer payloads as a part of its Alpha FLTA002 mission. Firefly’s first Alpha mission in September 2021 was unsuccessful. With the success of this most up-to-date mission, Firefly stated it’s the first firm to launch and attain orbit from U.S. soil in solely its second try. [Firefly Aerospace]
GovOS’ new marriage licensing platform was authorised by the state’s Workplace of Court docket Administration. GovOS’ Distant Marriage License Issuance System brings the wedding licensing course of fully on-line, making in-person visits a factor of the previous. Two Texas counties have already obtained state certification to make use of the software program. The approval from the OCA gives assurances to Texas counties that the software program meets the state’s necessities. [Built In Austin]
Striveworks partnered with Protopia AI. The 2 Austin startups introduced final week that they’ve entered right into a strategic partnership that enables companies to leverage Protopia’s information safety know-how in Striveworks’ machine studying operations (MLOps) platform. This resolution ensures information house owners preserve management of delicate information all through the machine studying lifecycle, which is necessary for firms in highly-regulated industries. [PR Newswire]