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.
"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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.