NewSpaceVision – Fresh out the box: Updates about NewSpace in Europe #1

Dear NewSpaceVisionaries,

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

Funding
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.

Current and NewSpace Business Fields
Source: BMWI

Around the Globe

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.

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NewSpaceVision #5 – Lab Visit @ Astro- und Feinwerktechnik [15.12]

This is the 5th edition of our NewSpaceVision/NewSpace MeetUp and also a very special one. At 18.15 on the 15.12 we will have the chance to visit the facilities of one the biggest space hardware manufacturers in the Berlin aera and a industry leader in its field:

Astro und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof

astro-_und_feinwerktechnik

The company offers a wide range of space products and services and does a lot of the pre fligth testing themselfe, so they are the perfect company for an interesting Labaratory tour!

Special Feature: After a presentation from the companiey’s CEO Dr. Sebastian Scheidings and the tour the company sponsors free Glühwein (mulled wine)!

Because of the limited space we also have a only a limited contigent for participants. Please register under the following link: https://goo.gl/FFPJ6w

Hope to see a lot of you at the last NewSpaceVision Event of the year 2016!

The Event:

  • Laboratory Tour@ Astro- und Feinwerktechnik Adlershof GmbH
  • Date/Time: 15.12.2016 @ 18.15
  • Please register here.
  • Location: Kekuléstraße 4, 12489 Berlin

[Next Event: Planet Labs, 31.01.2016]

All the best,

Sven Przywarra.