Ark Invest, which operates the largest actively managed exchange-traded fund, plans to add a "Space Exploration ETF" under the ticker ARKX, according to a securities filing on Wednesday.
Investor interest in space companies has continued at heightened levels, despite only a few publicly-traded companies.
But more space companies plan to enter public markets in the year ahead, with both traditional IPOs and SPAC deals expected in 2021.
Ark divided the industry into four categories: orbital aerospace, suborbital aerospace, enabling technologies, and aerospace beneficiary.
Suborbital Aerospace Companies are companies that launch, make, service, or operate platforms in the suborbital space, including drones, air taxis and electric aviation vehicles.
Cathie Wood, Ark, Maggie Fitzgerald
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