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A podcast celebrating the role of Ireland and Irish people, out on 'The Final Frontier'.

Ireland's Place in Space Seán Duke

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A podcast celebrating the role of Ireland and Irish people, out on 'The Final Frontier'.

    3. Software for space

    3. Software for space

    Ireland has developed a remarkable reputation as a developer of software that is used in space. In this episode, we are going to hear from two people involved with successful, home-based companies that are putting Ireland on the map as a supplier of space software.

    We'll hear from Fintan Buckey is a veteran of the Irish space industry and the CEO of Ubotica Technologies Ltd a small, but growing, Irish company that has developed A.I. software for satellites that can reduce the data load sent back to Earth.

    This episode also features Sarah Burke, CEO with Skytek, a remarkable Irish space software success story that developed software used by astronauts on the International Space Station to enable them to better manage their onboard activities and workflow procedures – without paper. 

    In our regular Irish people in space, we'll hear from Dr. Julie McEnery, an award-winning scientist who is based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre near Washington DC who is from Dublin originally and did her Ph.D. in Astrophysics at UCD. 




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    • 31 min
    2. Building & Designing for Space

    2. Building & Designing for Space

    Features interviews with 3 people in Ireland building and/or designing things for space. 

    Michael Martin is Engineering Manager at Irish company, Réaltra Space Systems Engineering, and has been working in the space sector in Ireland since the mid 1980s. 

    Lorraine Hanlon, Professor of Physics at UCD, is a team leading with EIRSAT-1, Ireland's first space satellite. 

    John O'Donoghue is CEO of ENBIO, an Irish company providing advanced materials to protect spacecraft from heat and radiation damage. 

    This episode also features an interview with Norah Patten, an aspiring astronaut from County Mayo. 


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    • 31 min
    1: Earth Observation

    1: Earth Observation

    Features interviews with three people deeply involved with Earth Observation in Ireland. Conor Sheehan is Ireland’s national delegate to the European Space Agency, ESA, and is based at Enterprise Ireland. Fiona Cawkwell is a researcher at UCC who has been using data from satellite imagery to monitor changes happening here on planet Earth. Charlotte O' Kelly,is the CEO of Techworks Marine, an Irish company providing Earth Observation data for the offshore renewable energy industry, as well as for ports and harbours, and the coastal engineering and aquaculture sectors.


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    • 32 min

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Cullisar ,

Interesting and informative!

Great first episode. Am looking forward to the next one.

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