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Space is not only the final frontier for explorers, but it's become the focus of many new space startups. Do you have a smartphone? They need satellites to operate. Farmers use Earth observation satellites to manage crops. The list goes on. We cover all aspects of the space domain. A service of SpaceQ Media Inc., a media and market intelligence company.

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Space is not only the final frontier for explorers, but it's become the focus of many new space startups. Do you have a smartphone? They need satellites to operate. Farmers use Earth observation satellites to manage crops. The list goes on. We cover all aspects of the space domain. A service of SpaceQ Media Inc., a media and market intelligence company.

    Rick Tumlinson on Investing Through the SpaceFund

    Rick Tumlinson on Investing Through the SpaceFund

    Rick Tumlinson has always had a vision for space exploration and space development which is why he co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation in 1988.

    Over the years Tumlinson has worked towards making that vision a reality, and through his various endeavours has helped many a startup. In 2018 he decided to take another step by creating SpaceFund, a traditional venture capital fund, but with a modern day twist.

    In this weeks SpaceQ podcast, Rick Tumlinson is our guest. We’re going to be talking about Venture Capital and startups. Tumlinson is also the founder of the EarthLight Foundation and in 2012 co-founded Deep Space Industries.

    Today, we’ll revisit some of Tumlinson's history but focus primarily on the. SpaceFund. To use Tumlinson's words, the SpaceFund "enables the development of space by bringing Visionary investors together with brilliant entrepreneurs."

    The SpaceFund currently has two funds. A $1 million traditional VC fund and a more ambitious $50-$70 million fund using security tokens.

    • 43 min
    India's Space Program Needs to Adapt

    India's Space Program Needs to Adapt

    Today we’re going to discuss India’s space exploration program with regards to the Moon and the Artemis program, as well as India’s space startup scene.

    My guest is Dr. Chaitanya Giri from Gateway House, Indian Council on Global Relations. I recently discovered Dr. Giri's work at Gateway House when I came across a paper he wrote on the Artemis Accords and India’s space ambitions. Dr. Giri was trained as a planetary and astromaterials scientist, and has been a Visiting Scientist at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, a Fellow at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, did a postdoctoral at the Max-Planck Institute for Solar System Research, just a few of his past experience.

    • 40 min
    Space Mining and the Artemis Accords

    Space Mining and the Artemis Accords

    With the recent announcement by NASA of the Artemis Accords and the White House Executive Order on space resource utilization, SpaceQ wanted to interview someone from the commercial space sector who has an interested in space resource utilization.

    EnterJeff Plate, CEO of Interstellar Mining. Mr. Plate is also Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at WGM, an independent Canadian firm of geological and mining consultants.

    • 28 min
    An update on Canadian rocket startup Reaction Dynamics

    An update on Canadian rocket startup Reaction Dynamics

    With the COVID-19 virus becoming a global pandemic I wanted to talk to people within the space community about how their organizations are coping and also get a little personal and talk about, well life at home.

    So today my guest are Bachar Elzein, CEO and CTO and Neil Woodcock, COO, of Reaction Dynamics, a Montreal based startup that is planning to offer dedicated satellite launch services.

    • 40 min
    Geoff Languedoc updates us on CASI in the time of COVID-19

    Geoff Languedoc updates us on CASI in the time of COVID-19

    With the COVID-19 virus becoming a global pandemic I wanted to talk to people within the space community about how their organizations are coping, and also get a little personal and talk about life at home.

    So today my guest is Geoff Languedoc, the Executive Director of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute. CASI as it’s known, is a not-for-profit scientific and technical organization that traces its roots back to 1954. It became the formal organization it is today in 1962 with the merger of the Toronto based Canadian Astronautical Society and the Montreal-based Astronautical Society of Canada. This put the organization squarely at the forefront of the new space age. Today the organization serves a diverse membership across Canada and hosts some important annual conferences that brings the community together.

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    • 43 min
    The Clandestine Terranaut

    The Clandestine Terranaut

    If you're opening up New Space markets, albeit in the failing Soviet Union, and then Russia, and different parts of the US government either support you or don't, how do you classify your work?

    After all, you're being asked to transition a communist state to, in part, a capital state with a new venture.

    Today on Terranauts you'll hear that story from someone who could have been labelled the "clandestine" Terranaut at the time.

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A quality space pod cast with just the right amount of CanCon.

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I've been following Marc's updates through SpaceQ's email subscription service for quite a while, and I am very happy to be able to listen to equally enlightening interviews on this podcast. I am a student in the academic realm of the space sector, so staying updated on Canada's space industry is immensely important to ensure I choose the correct career path for my interests. For anyone interested in space, Canada'a presence in space, or hearing from some of the top actors influencing the aerospace industry today, I really can not recommend SpaceQ enough.

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