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 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 email@example.com!
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.
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!
„Data from space is the oil of the 21st century“ said Rolf Densing (Director of Operations and Head of ESOC). I would like to take this quote as an occasion to illuminate the Smallsat Business. For a little introduction check out an articleby Utah Public Radio (the Small Satellite Conference takes place each August on Utah State University campus in Logan, Utah, USA).
As you can read here the market forecast for Small Satellites is promising.In addition I have found a free report by Spaceworks for you here.
NewSpace in Europe
It is said that more satellites are built in Glasgow than in any other European city. At least the Glasgow based StartUp Clyde Space has developed a CubeSat with ultra-sensitve „cold atoms“ to accurately map slight changes in gravity across our planet’s surface.
Recently they have comissioned a ground station to be able to control and monitor the satellites throughout their journey in space.
The Suisse company ELSE SA got an initial 2,5 million € funding for its ambitous Astrocast project. In 2021 they want to get 64 satellites into space to build an IoT (Internet of Things) and M2M (Machine to Machine) communication network.
LISA Pathfinder was using thrusters by Busek Company who have confirmed that they have passed a critical design test for iodine filled thrusters.
Prof. Ben Malphrus, Principal Investigator of Morehead State University’s Lunar IceCube mission said: „It’s a game-changing technology for the whole CubeSat community.”
On 1. August 2017 PacSci (Pacific Scientific) was testing its MAPS (Modular Architecture Propulsion System) rocket motors in a sun-synchronous, 515 km polar orbit operation. Instead of tanks, valves, tubing or heaters the company uses a different technology.
Finally I leave you with two App recommendations in which the correct thrust is very important. The first one is inspired by the SpaceX Falcon rocket landing and is called „Landing Confirmed“. (Link for Play and App Store)
In „A Comets Journey“ you have to choose the correct trajectory to collect items. This could be a satellite who has to collect space debris. (Link for Playand App Store)
Have a great time,
On September 3rdfrom 10am to 5pm we will start with a morning boost session together with h-aero at the DroneMastersConvention. There you can see a presentation next to the flying h-aero. The convention will take place at the Trabrennbahn Berlin Karlshorst.
We have organized a limited free ticket contingent for 50 NSV attendees. They are valid for the entire event. You can visit the following drone marathon and the ceremony with the Federal Minister of Economics, Brigitte Zypries. You can find the links to tickets which are free for the first 50 attendees in our Meetup group.
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a lot is going on in the NewSpace sector nowadays and there are many opportunities in front of us. That is why we are planning to publish this content fortnightly in which we highlight a few NewSpace topics with a focus on the European Sector. This time we are going to focus on funding.
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NewSpace in Europe
Rocket launches are getting cheaper and cheaper. Orbex, a European space launch company based in UK, developed an innovative fuel tank architecture. The new technology could reduce the dry mass by 30% compared to traditional technologies. In July 2017 Orbex won the Horizon 2020 SME Instrument award.
Orbital Access brings objects into space in a different way. They will use a fully re-usable horizontal take-off launch system with maximum payloads of 500kg. They recently got a 200.000€ contract with ESA as part of its Two-Stage-To-Orbit (TSTO) technology program. Furthermore Orbital Access announced that they will open a headquarter in Malta in a few weeks. From a geographically perspective a wise decision.
ThrustMe is developing an electric propulsion that is more efficient than still existing ones. They claim to be able to double the thrust of a regular miniaturized electric propulsion system at only 40 percent the size. ThrustMe raised 1.7million€ from Kima Ventures and a collection of U.S. and European angel investors.
A good message from Africa, especially considering a space topic. It makes me smile when I read that Ghanasat-1 was released from the ISS at the 7th July 2017. „It has opened the door for us to do a lot of activities from space,“ the product coordinator Dr Richard Damoah said. Hopefully there is still a lot to come.