NewSpace in Europe #6: European Space Week 2017

NewSpace Update️

Focus: European Space Week

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

last week stakeholders, companies and visionaries from Europe met in Tallin at the European Space Week. A good insight into that conference provides copernicus.eu.
The Space Week included a hackathon, several gatherings, an information day on space-themed elements of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and development programme, a space exhibition and the opening of ESA’s latest business incubator. In addition the finalists of the Copernicus Masters and European Satellite Navigation Competition were presented.
Here you can read a few quotes from Twitter which – in my opinion – accumulate the spirit of the European Space Week.

Sarah Cruddas (Space Journalist, Broadcaster and Author)
“So much has changed in the European space sector in the past few years. There are now more opportunities than ever!”
Dallas Kasabowski (Analyst, Market Research, and Consulting at Northern Sky Research)
“We need to put a lot more effort into informing the public about the benefits and opportunities of space. Outreach is key!” 
Tytus Michalski (Managing Partner at Fresco Capital)
“You don’t need to be a billionaire any more to start your own space company. Space has become accessible to any entrepreneur.”
Jan Wörner (ESA Director)
“We have to be disruptive. We have to give young people the room to be disruptive if we want to improve our future.”

 
The Copernicus Programme very well explained

News

The Estonian highlight of the European Space Week was the opening of the ESA BIC Estonia, the first incubator of the European Space Agency in the Baltics.

Planet Labs will be new member of CopernicusEMC (Earth Monitoring Competition) 2018

The ministers of the European Union and the European Space Agency statedthat ensuring a stable future for the Copernicus programme is also needed after 2020.



NSV Special

Our second podcast is out now! During the European Space Week in Tallinn Sven and Daniel had the pleasure to talk to Dallas Kasaboski, analyst at Northern Sky Research, and talked with him about e.g. the European New Space market, differences between the USA and Europe and the earth observation market. They have learned a lot and we are sure you will get some special insights from this episode! The podcast was recorded on the 9. November 2017.

Other Events

As mentioned, a lot is happening in Europe’s space sector. Two weeks ago the Space Tech Expo took place in Bremen, last week there was the European Space Week gathering in Tallin and in this week the NewSpace Europe Conference will take place from 16.-17.11.2017 in Luxembourg.
Wow! That is a lot for Europe and more will come!

In addition we can announce a new NSV Event. We will chat with Sebastian Marcu, the Co-Founder of Bake in Space, on the 12. December 2017. Register for free on Meetup with this link.

Stay tuned,
yours Albrecht Köhler

 

NSV Podcast #2 with Dallas Kasaboski, Analyst at Northern Sky Research

Hey NewSpaceVisionaries,

Our second podcast is out now! During the European Space Week in Tallinn we had the pleasure to talk to Dallas Kasaboski analyst at Northern Sky Research and talked with him about e.g. the European New Space market, funding mentality, differences between the USA and Europe and the earth observation market. We learned a lot and are sure you will get some insights from this episode! The podcast was recorded on the 9th November in Estonia.

The NewSpaceVision Podcast series focus on entrepreneurship in the field of NewSpace in Europe and abroad!

We would love to hear your feedback via our social media channels or info@newspace.vision.

Sven Przywarra (@svenprzy)& Daniel Seidel (@Daninho89)

PS: We are always looking for interesting podcast guests!

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Job announcement IT Developer for Newspace Startup LiveEO (Berlin)

The young Berlin based Earth Observation Startup LiveEO which was developed within the framework of NewSpaceVision is looking for a new team member. With our product „LiveEO“ we are delivering answers from above with an intelligent combination of different Earth Observation data sources. We are Finalist of Europeans biggest Space Competitions Galileo and Copernicus Masters 2017. For our Startup we are looking for a person with academical IT Background in the area of Berlin/Brandenburg.

To join us you should have interest in the following topics:

  • Python Coding
  • Image recognition
  • Machine Learning
  • Cloud Processing (AWS)
  • Data Science

Gained experience in those fields are good but not necessary.

LiveEO is the first private real-time earth observation application and makes use of the synergies of EO data and geolocation services. Based on Copernicus data, LiveEO determines the most efficient combination of public and commercial satellite data, connected UAVs and High-Altitude-Pseudo-Satellites. LiveEO provides answers from above for customers requiring short reaction times and long duration observations enabled by UAVs like DJI and h-aero. Do you want to be part of the team who realizes this disruptive space approach?

Please get in touch with us:

Daniel Seidel and Sven Przywarra

Tel: +49173-903-1048

E-Mail: info@live-eo.com

NewSpace in Europe #5: IAC 2017

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

there are many congresses out there which belong to the space topic (actually we should work out an overview someday). The reason why I focus on the IAC is that some very interesting announcements and cooperation declarations were made at the world’s largest gathering of space people. Big and small player sat together to form the future of space exploration …
Michelle, founder of HigherOrbits, captured it for us.

If you want to have a student’s perspective on the congress check out the Blogposts from BlueSat Members.

Big News at IAC

At the IAC 2017 opening ceremony Sen. Simon Birmingham, minister of education in Australia, stated  that Australia will establish a national space agency.
The Guardian is wondering what the Australian Space Agency is doing in the near future.
And a lot of people were asking what the name could be. And no, oficially the agency is not called ARSE.


At the IAC 2016 Elon Musk revealed his Mars Colonization Plan and was then criticised by some experts. One of them is Robert Zubrin who wrote a long article about his point of view and also gives some advice on how to do it better.
This time Musk updated his plan to get to Mars and how to colonize it. Moreover he presented a plan for short duration travel on earth with the Big Fucking Rocket (BFR) which should fly to Mars as well. This announcement has triggered an ongoing discussion. Some of them you can find here:

First expert reaction: Space.com
Focusing on the business plan: The Verge
When historians look back: Next Big Future
For sure we will see further reaction in the coming days which dive deeper into the topic.


Lockheed Martin updated their vision for Mars Base Camp. After Orions missions EM-1, EM-2 and the Deep Space Gateway the Mars Base Camp with lander, is the next step. Their video describes the vision very well and clear. Here you can see the complete conference presentation.
In this presentation the Berlin based Part Time Scientists were mentioned and a picture of their rover had been shown to tell us how commercialisation of space could work. Congrats to PTS on that way!

Small News at IAC

 

While I checked the IAC 2017 Main Programme and was searching for the term „NewSpace“ I stumbled upon Narayan Prasad Nagendra. He is, amongst other positions, the curator of New Space India. If you would like to know how the India NewSpace eco system looks like and how to foster it check out the newest article from NewSpace India. Maybe we can establish a few ideas in Europe as well.

I was a bit shocked when I realized that the last newsletter I published is four weeks ago. I feel a bit sorry for delaying this newsletter but I think I have a good excuse for that. I had to organize the arrival of our newborn earthling :).

While I am having a look into the IAC 2018 Program, the congress will be held in Bremen, Germany, I say:
See you in the next newsletter :).

Yours Albrecht Köhler

 

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Check out our new NSV space songs playlist for you

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

it´s Daniel here and I hope you all may love what I created within the last weeks. I created an awesome space songs playlist on Spotify which may inspire your work and may increase your productivity. Before you listen to the songs I want to show you why it does mean a lot to me and why space songs are awesome. With our young professional conference, we want to inspire more people to join space companies and startups in Europe. So, feel free to share this playlist to everyone who may be interested. This will attract more people to grow the industry. It is the inception method 😉 If you like what we are doing and if you love this playlist spend us one coffee or more via PayPal.

First of all, we are space enthusiasts. What does that mean? Space is not only our job, it is our passion since our childhood. We played a lot of space games, watched space movies, created awesome spaceships with LEGO and later studied space engineering or related topics. It´s true that I was Mr. Spock on carnival in Düsseldorf with Spocks ears, my own communicator and phaser. When your job is your passion and music is your passion than both things come together. I´m open for all music genres so you will find classic and Hip-Hop as well as Rock and various Electronic styles. I bet there a more songs you love than songs you don´t like. So just skip songs that may disrupt your inner balance. When I must deliver a lot of output I often hear one song on repeat to reach a mental state of holistic focus on the work. A lot high class performer discussed this topic (read here). You will find a lot of songs you can hear thousands of times in the playlist. I checked it 😉

Let me tell you a bit about some songs in the playlist:

When we go back to the first space age a lot of artists started creating awesome songs such as „space oddity (1969) in the year of the moon landing. And of course, you will find the theme song of star treks original series which started in 1966 and inspired generations of young engineers to work in the space industry. Seven years after the last man Eugene Cernan walked on the moon the song „Walking on the moon (1979)“ was published and now exists in a variety of versions. Another song I added is from Star Wars. I tell you it is a funny and awesome feeling when you are in the supermarket and the Star Wars imperial march starts playing in your headphones. But there are some funny songs in the list, too. If you want someone to learn the solar system in a funny way, just play „solar system (1977)“ by the beach boys.

We are talking a lot about asteroid mining today and already landed Philae after a long journey with Rosetta on comet Churyumov-Gerasimenko. One movie which climax was landing on an asteroid to save humanity was Armageddon by Michael Bay in 1998. I added two songs of this movie which are „Leaving on a jet plane (1969)“ and of course „I don´t want to miss a thing“ which was the theme song of this movie. One year before Armageddon was in cinemas the prodigy published the song „Firestarter“ which is the perfect song for every rocket scientist (yes, the video is kind of crazy). One song I also really love while coding or engineering is „Out of space“ from the prodigy which was published in 1992 but sounds like it was just published. Yes, this video is also kind of crazy but there are rockets and a moon launch of Apollo in it.

Other songs you can find are „I´d love to change the world (2014)“ from the Star Trek Discovery Trailer or the well-known electro song „Sternenkinder (2011)“.

I also added a lot of songs published within the last months and years and added a few original NASA audios to the playlist. I´ll add new songs regularly. Of course, you can send us songs we should add by sending us an E-Mail to Daniel@newspace.Vision or by writing a comment here on the website. So, if you cannot wait just visit our playlist and do not forget to follow it on Spotify:

 

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Best Regards
Daniel