NSV Podcast #4 – ICEYE CFO & Co-Founder Pekka Laurila

WOW…What a start into 2018. ICEYE, the VC backed NewSpace StartUp from Finnland, just launched their next generation radar satellite on a PSLV into earth’s orbit and we have one of the limited interviews with them.

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With their novel SAR technology, they want to change the earth observation market and are off for a good start. In November 2017 we had the chance to speak to Pekka Laurila, the Co-Founder and CFO of the company, about their business, technology and how they started. He also answers the question why they had to rent an icebreaker and a plane in the early days of their company! ICEYE is definitely one of the coolest European Space Startups. Learn how a few cool guys founded a company straight out of university, raised more than 20 million $ venture capital and launched cutting edge technology into space.
We hope you like it!

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Show Notes:
– Aalto-1: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aalto-1
– Tekes Funding: www.businessfinland.fi/
– Horizon 2020: ec.europa.eu/programmes/horizon2020/
– ICEYE: www.iceye.com/
– Reaktor SpaceLab: reaktorspace.com/
– True Ventures: https://trueventures.com/

The NewSpaceVision Team.

Recording: Daniel Seidel (twitter.com/Daninho89) & Sven Przywarra (twitter.com/SvenPrzy)
Cut and intro: Amin Shahsavar

 

NewSpaceVision Podcast #3 – Kadri Bussov from ESTcube


The ESTcube foundation is currently building the ESTcube-2 satellite. Its main objectives are to test plasma brake deorbiting capabilities and electric solar wind sail propulsion. The 3U cubesat will also include two cameras, a high-speed communication subsystem and test a corrosion resistant coating. We sit down with Kadri Bussov, member of the management board of ESTcube.

Kadri Bussov on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kadri-bussov-1b9821a6/

ESTcube offical page: https://www.estcube.eu/en
ESTcube facebook: https://www.facebook.com/estcube
ESTcube twitter: https://twitter.com/estcube

ESTcube-2 article: https://phys.org/news/2017-04-estonian-cubesat-technologies-future-moon-orbiting.html

ESTcube-1 EO portal: https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/e/estcube-1
ESTcube-1 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESTCube-1

Article on camera spin-off company ESTSat: http://arcticstartup.com/estonian-team-delivers-earth-observation-cameras-european-space-agency-satellite/

NewSpaceVision conference: http://newspacevision.com/

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