My guest this week is the founder & CEO of another prominent new space company – Payam Banazadeh from Capella Space. Capella is a remote sensing company that is using synthetic aperture radar (SAR) technology. Don’t worry – we will explain what
It’s another fun episode this week as I sit down with Alex Fielding, co-founder and CEO of Privateer. You may have heard about Privateer when it first emerged last year, with few details about it, but intriguingly having Apple co-founder Steve
My guest is Shey Sabripour, the founder and CEO of CesiumAstro, a prominent late stage startup in the satellite communications area. Specifically, they design and build phased array communications systems, actually not only for satellites but a
Our guests this week are Ian Fichtenbaum and Chris Carpenter from Bradford Space. Bradford has been around for a while and their systems, such as propulsion and attitude control, have gathered quite a bit of space heritage already. Now they ha
I have an Easter / Passover / Ramadan treat for you: my guest this week is none other than Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut. Among his many accomplishments are being the first Canadian to conduct EVA (colloquially a ‘spacewalk’) and also
In this episode we are talking about analyzing satellite imagery for interesting use cases here on Earth. Our guest is Jakub Dziwisz from the startup Orbify. Their platform aims to make it really easy to deploy apps that take advantage of sate
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We are talking about space sustainability this week. I sat down with an expert in the topic, Ian Christensen from the Secure World Foundation. A lot of the conversation is about space debris, but we also talk about some other interesting topics
Our guest this week wears many hats in the space sector, but we will focus on one of them. After having been an early employee at SpaceX, Bulent Altan is now the CEO of Mynaric, a laser communications company. Space Lasers? Trust me, it is as c
Our guest this episode is one of the best-known entrepreneurs in New Space, Peter Platzer, founder and CEO of Spire Global. We cover a lot of ground in our conversation, including talking about commercial space in general and about Spire’s new
I thought we may should an episode once in a while talking about specific important components of spacecraft. This is the first such episode: my guest is Matt Villarreal, co-founder and CEO of Infinite Composites. They design and manufacture co
I sat down with Nicolas Peter, who is a long-term veteran of ESA, having worked in the Director General’s office, among other roles. He currently serves as Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the International Space Universit
We will talk about space tourism this week. Laura Forczyk is back – she just published a book called “Becoming off-worldly” that talks all about space tourism and the space tourism experience. As an investor in space tourism and, hopefully, som
This week we talk about space domain awareness – knowing what is going on around you in space, including things like space debris. This is similar to the episode we had with Kayhan Space just a couple of weeks ago, so you may want to check that
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In this episode, we are talking about computing in space again. If you listened to episode 49, with Exo-Space, you already know a little about this topic. This week, my guest is Steve Good, Chief Commercial Officer of Ramon Space, another compa
We are talking about space debris again this week. Unfortunately this topic just keeps getting more urgent, e.g. due to the recent anti-satellite test. My guest is Araz Feyzi from Kayhan Space. Kayhan ingests data about space objects, including
After the quick overview about space stations two episodes ago, on this episode, I am actually talking to a space station startup, ThinkOrbital. They are proposing an innovative solution to build bigger stations, and lots of them. I discuss all
My guest this week is Luca Rossettini, founder and CEO of D-Orbit, arguably one of the most prominent European new space companies. D-Orbit is already successfully operating a last-mile delivery service in orbit, a so-called space tug, but ther
This week's episode is another short teach-in episode, just like my episodes #34 on business models in space and #43 on Starship. This time we will talk about space stations, in light of the recent announcements of two new proposed commercial s
My guest this week is Mo Islam from Payload Space, a new space focused media company. If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for where to get your space news from –besides this podcast of course. The Payload email newsletter, which i
My guests this week are from Exo-Space, a company offering a platform for on-orbit data processing, so basically edge computing in space. That is becoming quite a popular topic for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that we are gen
This week we are talking about space debris. My guest is Luc Piguet, co-founder and CEO of Swiss space company ClearSpace. They are building a spacecraft that can remove debris – it looks really cool, sort of like a giant spider, check it out.
Dr. Pete Worden is a distinguished space scientist, who holds and has held many prominent roles in the space ecosystem, including: Chairman of the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, a former Director of NASA Ames, a former USAF General, advisor to
This week I sat down with Delian Asparouhov, a principal at famed VC Founders Fund and also co-founder and President of Varda, a space startup focused on in-space manufacturing.
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