Space Business Podcast
Ion Padilla, WeGaw - detecting snow from space

Ion Padilla, WeGaw - detecting snow from space

July 10, 2020

Detecting snow from space? It's actually not (only) about skiing! E2MC's Raphael Roettgen sat down with Ion Padilla, CEO and co-founder of Swiss-based Earth observation start-up WeGaw to understand more about it.

Vytenis Buzas, NanoAvionics - Satellites

Vytenis Buzas, NanoAvionics - Satellites

June 23, 2020

Who is going to build the thousands of satellites that space start-ups want to send to orbit over the next years? NanoAvionics is one of the companies going after this business. E2MC's Raphael Roettgen sits down with NanoAvionics's co-founder and CEO Vytenis Buzas to talk all things satellite manufacturing.

Daniel Faber, Orbit Fab - Gas Stations in Space

Daniel Faber, Orbit Fab - Gas Stations in Space

June 5, 2020

"Gas stations in space" is Daniel Faber's current mission as CEO of Orbit Fab - but his resumé also includes having been CEO of asteroid mining company DSI. Him & E2MC's Raphael Roettgen discuss both of these experiences as well as the development of a space economy in general.

Dragon Launch Party Invite

Dragon Launch Party Invite

May 26, 2020

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dragon-launch-party-tickets-106571355794

For the historic Dragon Demo-2 Mission, taking astronauts from US soil to the ISS for the first time since 2011, Space Pals is running a 2 hour livestream, bringing guest experts from across the space sector (including one on site at Canaveral!) to discuss, learn and watch together. Some of the many topics we'll discuss include:

- Dragon tech specs
- Mission details
- SpaceX history & future
- Impact on US, and human, space exploration in general
- Medical preparation and monitoring of astronauts
- The experience of launch from an astronaut’s perspective

Once you've registered, we'll send out a link to the livestream on Wednesday, before the launch, so you can get involved.

Marcos Franceschini, Skyloom — Optical Satellite Communications

Marcos Franceschini, Skyloom — Optical Satellite Communications

May 15, 2020

Marcos Franceschini, the CEO and co-founder of Californian optical satellite communications start-up Skyloom and E2MC’s Raphael Roettgen talk about optical communications and Skyloom’s plan to deploy small relay satellites in geostationary orbit, in order to help bring the ever growing amount of space data back to Earth.

Matt Desch, Iridium - Satellite Communications

Matt Desch, Iridium - Satellite Communications

May 5, 2020

Matt Desch, the CEO of Iridium, and I discuss topics like the LEO satellite communications 20 years ago and now, the internet of things, and his first-hand experience with the dangers of space debris.

Cas Anvar, The Expanse

Cas Anvar, The Expanse

April 17, 2020

Our guest on this episode is Canadian actor Cas Anvar. Science Fiction fans will know him by his role in the hit TV Series The Expanse, where he plays the Martian pilot Alex Kamal. Our conversation touches on such diverse topics as science fiction previewing real life inventions, The Expanse as an example of hard sci-fi, his visit to Blue Origin, humankind’s relationship with our planet, the Overview Effect, and his own plans in space.

Mark Kugel, Yuri - Microgravity Missions

Mark Kugel, Yuri - Microgravity Missions

April 17, 2020

Our guest on this episode is Mark Kugel, a co-founder and the Chief Commercial Officer of German space start-up Yuri. The company’s main mission is to help its clients conduct research experiments in microgravity, for example on the International Space Station. If you work in a field that could benefit from microgravity research, e.g. the life sciences or materials sciences, you may be surprised at the cost of these missions today, in a good way.

Erol Soyer, Picterra - Earth Observation

Erol Soyer, Picterra - Earth Observation

April 17, 2020

Our guest on this episode is Erol Soyer, the chief commercial officer of Swiss start-up Picterra, which is a so-called downstream earth observation company. Picterra does not operate its own satellites but analyzes third-party satellite data for its customers. As you will hear, its algorithms are able to detect a surprising variety of things on Earth, from space.

Space Business Podcast - Trailer Episode

Space Business Podcast - Trailer Episode

March 27, 2020

This 5-minute trailer episodes explains what the Space Business Podcast is all about.

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