For Season 4 we're renaming the podcast to The Space Economy. With the space economy generating close to a third of a trillion dollars globally each year and headed to being a trillion dollar economy, it's clear more focus needs to be put on what's driving the economy. We'll explore all aspects of the space economy including the trends, opportunities and challenges. Each week we'll examine some aspect of the space economy by relaying to you the stories that matter. A service of SpaceQ Media Inc.
The NASA Artemis Ecosystem
NASA's next steps in the solar system include going back to the moon. The agency is working on its Artemis program that is supposed to put boots on the surface in the 2020s. It's a little different from the Apollo years. This time, the agency will be bringing in international astronauts and robots.
To learn more about the Artemis ecosystem, we'll have a chat with Alex Ellery. Dr. Ellery is the Canada Research Professor in Space Robotics and Space Technology at Carleton University in Ottawa. He's also written extensively about the Artemis program.
The Ascendance of Canadian University Rocketry Teams
On this weeks episode of the Space Economy podcast I have two guests, Oleg Khalimonov, Chief Rocket Designer at Space Concordia and Nathan Van Rumpt, Project Manager at UBC Rocket.
Space Concordia and UBC Rocket are two of the university teams competing in the The Base 11 Space Challenge, an American competition where teams must design, build and launch a liquid-propelled, single-stage rocket to an altitude of 100 km by December 31st of this year. The prize for reaching this goal is a $1 million.
Just under two weeks ago the competition announced the winners of the critical design review, the second to last milestone before an expected launch window opens in December at Spaceport America. In a competition heavy with Americans team, it was the Canadians how came in first and third in the critical design review with Concordia's University Space Concordia taking first place and the University of British Columbia's UBC Rocket coming in third.
It is a remarkable achievement. Here's my discussion with Nathan and Oleg.
The Property Problem in Space
In this, the second episode of our special podcast series Doing Business in the Solar System, we discuss the issue of property in space. It's hard to believe how fast private spaceflight is expanding across the solar system. We've seen companies fly cargo and people to the International Space Station. Other companies do business in telecommunications, observations or other activities in Earth orbit. Next might be the Moon. Later this decade, NASA wants to partner with private companies for lunar exploration. But what kind of legal questions need to be considered? Can we really mine other worlds, and if we do, what are the ramifications for space companies?
NASA's Early Lunar Artemis Base Camp Plans
On this weeks episode of the Space Economy podcast we have special episode. What are NASA's plans for the first lunar base? Well in today's Future in Space Operations briefing, we're going to learn what NASA is planning for what they're calling the "Artemis Base Camp" which will be located at the lunar south pole.
We have two speakers that will discuss the Artemis Base Camp plans. Jeff George serves as the Lunar Architecture lead for the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate at NASA HQ, and is a member of the Exploration Mission Planning Office at NASA's Johnson Space Center. Bret Drake currently serves as the Associate Director of the Space Architecture Department for the Aerospace Corporation. The presentation that goes with this talk is available on our website.
60 Years of Doing Business in the Solar System
April 12 is a special day in the space business. It's the 60th anniversary of Yuri Gagarin's historic human spaceflight in 1961. In Episode 1, we'd like to take you through a historical journey telling you the differences between then, and now.
Doing Business in the Solar System is a new 10 part series on the Space Economy podcast hosted by Elizabeth Howell, SpaceQ's Associate Editor. The series will air every other week in-between our regular episodes.
Pavel Bordioug on Startup NXT Farm
On this weeks episode of the Space Economy podcast my guest is Pavel Bordioug of NXT Farm, a precision agriculture technology startup based in the Waterloo, Ontario that less than two years after launching their AG platform for farmers, are profitable and growing organically.
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