NewSpaceVision MeetUp #14 – Kiwi / Airbus & SpaceTango (Micro-Gravity Research!)

When: Tuesday, 8th May 2018

Where: The Place, Charlottenstraße 2, Berlin

Hey NewSpaceVisionaries,

Our next MeetUp will be all about how YOU can bring your experiment into orbit!!!

Less than two weeks after our conference (thanks to everyone for coming) we will continue to push forward Europe´s space startup scene. We have our next MeetUp on the 8th of May at „the Place“ in Berlin. The MeetUp is sponsored by Airbus (snacks & drinks) and there will be two great projects presenting:

Kiwi:
Kiwi is developing a plug-and-play solution for your microgravity research in-orbit. In their own words: „We develop and build integrated systems, which allow research in microgravity. We provide the full range of end-to-end services for different experiments in microgravity. Every experiment is processed in a standarizied Experiment Platform. This approach minimizes the effort for the astronauts and reduces the accruing costs tremendously. “

Space Tango:
Space Tango is a US based space start-up working in the field of microgravity research. They say: „We design, build, and operate integrated systems that facilitate microgravity research and manufacturing focused for application on Earth. Space Tango allows users to focus on their work while we manage the complexities of traveling to and operating in microgravity. We are committed to the standardization of processes to provide a seamless experience. We strive to diversify the use of microgravity as we invite industries of any kind to reach beyond in hope of improving life on Earth.“

If you want to pitch your idea please send a short e-mail to info@newspace.vision!

Foto von Philipp Nöhr. visit http://www.wildfremder.de

Looking forward to seeing you,

Sven, Daniel and the NewSpaceVision Team.

NSV Meetup #13: Airbus Defense and Space presents TerraSAR

When: 06.03.2018 7 pm

Where: Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at TU Berlin, Marchstraße 12-14, 10587 Berlin 

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

our next MeetUp will be about the work of Airbus and how their SAR Satellites create insights. With their TerraSAR Satellites Airbus has create the most accurate elevation model of the world. In the MeetUp Airbus will tell us everything about the satellites and upcoming products. We will discuss applications as well as the hardware of TerraSAR with Henning Schrader from Airbus. We will also have some free drinks for a networking session after the official presentation and Q&A.

We will also have a conference on the 27.04 here in Berlin. You can find all the information and tickets here: www.newspacevision.com
With the promo code „SpaceEnthusiast2018“ you get 25% off the limited ticket contingent.

NSV Meetup #12: BakeInSpace – Astronauts will soon eat fresh bread on ISS

When: 29.01.2018 7 pm

Where: The Digital Eatery / Microsoft: Unter den Linden 17 · 10117 Berlin

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

Our next Meetup guest is the founder of the German NewSpace Startup BakeInSpace, which won the ESA BIC Startup challenge at InnoSpace Masters 2017.

BakeInSpace is a space company that wants to bake fresh bread on the International Space Station ISS and other manned missions. The founder Sebastian Marcu will explain the mission and the way from his idea to ESA negotiations. Sebastian Marcu is also the founder of Design&Data which is one of Europes leading companies for space media. He will share his view on the European space industry and how to spread the word about all awesome space adventures of the new and old space industry.

With Design and Data Sebastian is actively improving space education. Just watch his beautiful video of Rosetta and Philae which he produced for ESA:

We are looking forward to see all of you at our event.

Best Regards

Daniel, Sven and Albrecht

NewSpaceVision #9 – Sonaca Space [Active Space Technologies GmbH]

When: 20.06.2017, 18:30 
Where: Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics at TU Berlin, Marchstraße 12-14, 10587 Berlin 

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

On the 20th of June we will welcome David Ward from Sonaca Space!

Sonaca Space (previously Active Space Technologies GmbH) is a Berlin based space company with competences in thermal and mechanical engineering, AIT (Assembly, Integration and Tests) and qualification of space systems. Prior to working for this very company David Ward worked for space giants like Lockheed Martin and the Orbital Science Corporation. With his work experiences in various positions within the space sector he will talk about Program Management, AI&T, Mission Assurance, Launch Operations, and Procurement and Supply Chain along with some stories of what he has encountered over the years. He will also talk about the main differences between big companies and SME in the space industry.

You can support us by buying a ticket on Eventbrite or donating on PayPal.

If you want to help us with your time, we will be super happy to hear from you!   🙂

We would like to invite you to read articles about events, the NewSpace sector and more. Just check out our different sections on www.newspace.vision to get all of our content. We will release our first podcast with Interstellar Ventures soon. We are also working on bigger projects, but to bring these to life we need your help! Contact us to become a team member of NewSpaceVision.

 

See you at the event!

Regards,

Sven & Daniel




Summary of INNOSpace and NewSpaceVision #8: CloudEO and Levity Space

NSV´s first Earth Observation downstream event

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

on May 17th we had the 8th NSV event with the Earth Observation company CloudEO. It was our first software driven „downstream“ company and we got a lot of insights from the CEO Mr. Manfred Krischke. He explained the big disruptive potential of the Earth Observation sector. We also had a special guest and winner from the INNOSpace masters for a short pitch. We want to give you our short summary of CloudEO, Levity Space and INNOSpace.

As Sven and I already started an Earth Observation project with QGIS we are very happy to see how the CloudEO service may help to build a scalable application. With the CloudEO service it is getting easier to launch the market with your own Earth Observation application. You can choose between a lot of implemented services and use them to build new value added applications. We think it may be possible that within the next years two guys in a dorm room can change an entire industry by using Earth Observation services. With our own experience in using Satellite image analysis software like QGIS for Sentinel data we recognized the high entry barriers on our own. If you want to build a groundbreaking Earth Observation app just go to their page and check the possibilities with CloudEO.

Our statement: CloudEO – Go for it! Your service is awesome! Good job and we hope you grow the awareness for downstream Earth Observation applications.

Directly from the INNOSpace masters the second winner of the ESA BIC challenge visited us. Levity Space is a very young company from Aachen and builds a modular platform for cubesat and smallsat launches integrated into the Vega launcher structure. At the INNOSpace event they gave a very good 5 minutes presentation. At NSV they had more than 20 minutes and gave the audience a few tips for participation in competitions like INNOSpaceCopernicus, Galileo or the new Space Exploration Masters. Check out Levitys page to get more information.

Our Statement: Levity Space is INNOSpace winner of the hearts!

INNOSpace Masters:

The INNOSpace Masters had a lot of interesting talks and is a good networking opportunity. After a few more political talks we got more advanced content. I just visited the SpaceX facilities in Los Angeles and told about hundreds of people that Europe needs reusable launch vehicles. So for my personal view the Ariane 6 presentation was definitely a highlight of the INNOSpace. There is a lot of progress in miniaturisation of rocket engines or reusing rocket parts going on in Europe as you can see on the pictures. Thanks to the innovation driver SpaceX!

After presentations and panel talks the winner of the awards gave pitches and got prizes. There was a very big suprise. The jury made good choices for most of the prizes like last year (full list of winners). But there was one winner which we think shouldn´t have won the ESA BIC challenge. This was the winner „Bake in space“! Sorry, but the European old and Newspace industry has more optimization potential than an astronaut eating fresh baked bread. Giving „bread“ (which is by the way a holding of a communication and marketing company) the first price and not a company with young engineers like Levity Space who want to build launch opportunities for smallsats is not the right message. I just saw the original gemini capsule which is really small and where two astronauts spent three days in space. They had to suitup and open the roof to stand up flying with more than 7.81 km/s in orbit. Of course you need more comfort when you spent a year in a spacecraft. But if you want to go to Mars you have other problems than getting a fresh french baguette.

Our Statement: INNOSpace is a great opportunity to connect with people and to validate your space idea. Apply for the INNOSpace with your Upstream Idea or for Copernicus Masters if you love Earth Observation. But let´s not talk about bread!

There was one statement from Astrosat which sums up what we love about space. So we use this as our closing sentence:

„Give us a problem, and we´ll solve it with space.“ – Steve Lee, CEO of Astrosat.

Stay tuned!