37 episodes

NewSpaceVision's goal is to grow the European (New)Space startup scene and build awareness for the unique applications of space-related hard and software. NSV acts as the starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and skillful engineers from all kinds of fields to find contact points to existing companies or find colleagues, inspirations and resources to start their own venture.

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NewSpaceVision's goal is to grow the European (New)Space startup scene and build awareness for the unique applications of space-related hard and software. NSV acts as the starting point for aspiring entrepreneurs and skillful engineers from all kinds of fields to find contact points to existing companies or find colleagues, inspirations and resources to start their own venture.

linkedin.com/company/newspacevision
twitter.com/NewSpaceVision
instagram.com/newspacevision
facebook.com/newspacevision
www.youtube.com/channel/UCNPQTpwfZZlc2aO4SuXjoUQ

    #37: Exploring the Full Space Value Chain - A Conversation with New Space Veteran Bulent Altan

    #37: Exploring the Full Space Value Chain - A Conversation with New Space Veteran Bulent Altan

    Bulent Altan, founder of Alpine Space Ventures and former VP at SpaceX, shares his journey in the space industry and provides insights into the evolving space ecosystem. He emphasizes the importance of quick decision-making and the need for companies to focus on commercialization of services and products. Altan discusses the growth of the European VC market in space and highlights the potential for European companies to become global leaders. He also discusses the challenges and opportunities in the Earth observation industry, including cost reduction and the role of large satellites. Altan shares his contrarian view on the space industry, advocating for investment in satellite and component builders. In this conversation, Bülent Altan discusses the use of carbon composite materials in various industries, including aerospace and automotive. He explains the advantages and challenges of manufacturing carbon composites and highlights their applications in lightweight and high-performance structures. Altan also shares his insights on the future of carbon composite technology and suggests a future guest for the podcast.



    Takeaways:

    - Quick decision-making is crucial in the space industry, where complete information is often unavailable.

    - The European VC market in space has grown significantly, with more investors recognizing the potential of the industry.

    - The commercialization of services and products, particularly in connectivity and data, is a key focus for short-term and medium-term success in the space ecosystem.

    - The Earth observation industry faces challenges in capturing various customer segments and reducing the cost of data.

    - Europe has the potential to become a global leader in the space industry, leveraging its talent, universities, and industries.

    - Investment in satellite and component builders is an overlooked area with significant potential for growth and success.



    Chapters



    00:00 Introduction and Background

    03:39 Early Days and Entry into SpaceX

    08:57 Lessons from SpaceX and Quick Decision-Making

    11:50 Motivation and Excitement for Space

    24:24 Evolution of the VC Landscape in Europe

    29:34 Investment Thesis and Focus on Connectivity and Data

    35:46 Cost Reduction and Price Reduction in Earth Observation Data

    39:20 European Role in the New Space Ecosystem

    41:09 Contrarian View: Focus on Satellite and Component Builders

    45:58 Future of Space Exploration in 100 Years

    10:00 The Importance of Carbon Composite Materials

    20:00 Challenges in Carbon Composite Manufacturing

    30:00 Applications of Carbon Composite Materials

    40:00 The Future of Carbon Composite Technology

    48:00 Conclusion and Future Guests



    Follow Bulent and Alpine Space:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/bulentaltan

    https://www.instagram.com/bulentaltan

    https://alpinespace.vc/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/alpine-space-ventures



    Follow NewSpaceVision: 

    https://de.linkedin.com/company/newspacevision

    https://twitter.com/newspacevision

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    https://www.facebook.com/newspacevision/

    https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/newspace/



    This podcast was sponsored by LiveEO. For more information on how Earth observation can help your company, contact: 

    info@live-eo.com 

    podcast@newspace.vision 

    podcast@live-eo.com

    • 47 min
    #36: Crafting the Next Generation of Climate Monitoring Satellites (feat. Jonny Dyer, Co-Founder & CEO, Muon Space)

    #36: Crafting the Next Generation of Climate Monitoring Satellites (feat. Jonny Dyer, Co-Founder & CEO, Muon Space)

    This week, we’re proud to feature a unique story. Our guest interned at both Blue Origin and SpaceX in the early 2000s, later becoming Skybox’s (now Planet Labs' Terra Bella) 3rd employee, after his professor encouraged the would-be founders to start the company following a university competition.

    It’s not surprising he’s been at the forefront of space innovation, considering he's been passionate about space since the age of six, citing an obsession with rockets. “I probably scared my mom to death many times, blowing stuff up in the garage, trying to mix rocket fuels and launch things.”

    If you guessed Jonny Dyer, you were right. Consistently at the forefront of space innovation, Jonny is now the CEO of Muon Space, which is building satellites tailored for monitoring the climate on Earth. With their first launch in 2023 on SpaceX’s Transporter-8, and two more scheduled this year, Muon is poised to break barriers in satellite imaging as a whole.

    Our conversation spanned the length of Jonny’s career but focused on Muon Space’s strategy and value proposition, and Jonny’s pragmatic and profound reflections on the Earth observation ecosystem. Don’t miss it!



    Jonny:

    https://twitter.com/jonnydyer?lang=en

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonny-dyer-1870085/



    Muon:

    https://www.muonspace.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/muon-space/

    https://twitter.com/MuonSpace



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    This podcast was sponsored by LiveEO. For more information on how Earth observation can help your company, contact: 

    info@live-eo.com 

    podcast@newspace.vision 

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    • 55 min
    #35: How a SpaceX Visit Inspired a One-Year Delivery Satellite Company (feat. Walter Ballheimer, Co-Founder & CEO, Reflex Aerospace)

    #35: How a SpaceX Visit Inspired a One-Year Delivery Satellite Company (feat. Walter Ballheimer, Co-Founder & CEO, Reflex Aerospace)

    You don't really have to know Walter to pick up on the fact that he's a leader. When he arrived at our office for this episode, we hadn't given him the floor number. So, before our producer had time to offer him a welcome downstairs, Walter had already taken the elevator to the top and was methodically eliminating options as he descended.

    "I figured I'd eventually find the the right one this way."

    This decision-maker mindset was more than evident throughout our conversation with him - one of the most engaging we've had in a while.

    In a generous show of authenticity, Walter opened up about his life: the makings of his present self and the decisions that guided him, the genesis of his current company and its clichéd yet entirely reasonable inspiration, and his personal greivances with the disingenuous politics of the space sector.

    In this memorable episode, you'll learn about what it takes to run a space company, and what it feels like to "outstretch" one - and everything in between.



    Follow Walter:

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    Follow Reflex:

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    https://www.instagram.com/reflexaerospace/

    https://twitter.com/reflexaerospace

    Follow NewSpaceVision: 

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    https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/newspace/

    This podcast was sponsored by LiveEO. For more information on how Earth observation can help your company, contact: 

    info@live-eo.com 

    podcast@newspace.vision 

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    • 1 hr 3 min
    #34: Making the Software Satellites are Built On (feat. Yuk Chi Chan, Co-Founder & CEO of Charter)

    #34: Making the Software Satellites are Built On (feat. Yuk Chi Chan, Co-Founder & CEO of Charter)

    An investor's guide to earth observation:

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/daniel-seidel-979524137_i-wrote-an-investors-guide-to-earth-observation-activity-7117028884901949441-Wo61?utm_source=share&utm_medium=member_desktop

    Yuk’s succes was not simple - not unlike his journey. Yuk used to be an officer in the Singapore army, as the head of maintenence and recovery operations of its armored and track vehicles.

    “… It was a great honor and privilege… where else on Earth are you going to find a 21 year old reponsible for a 100 million dollar technology portfolio?”

    He then went on to go to law school & specialized in space, later joining a company that would use an electrodyanmic tether as a propulsion unit to station-keep in low earth orbit. But when that company went under, he used the reason for its failure to inspire a new venture: Charter.

    Charter is building Ubiks, a logisitics platform tailored to the process of building space systems.

    “It takes over the moment you’ve arrived at your initial stable design, and now you need to put the meat to the metal and actually build the thing.”

    Discover how Yuk got into space law following his position in the army, the challenges he faced in his first company, and how that led him to secure Techstars funding for Charter with its co-founder.

     

    Follow Yuk:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/chanyukchi/?originalSubdomain=uk

    https://www.chanyukchi.space/



    Charter:

    https://www.charter.space/



    Follow NewSpaceVision: 

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    This podcast was sponsored by LiveEO. For more information on how Earth observation can help your company, contact: 

    info@live-eo.com 

    podcast@newspace.vision 

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    • 50 min
    #33: Peering Into Planet and the Future of Space Technology (feat. Kiruthika Devaraj, VP of Engineering at Planet Labs)

    #33: Peering Into Planet and the Future of Space Technology (feat. Kiruthika Devaraj, VP of Engineering at Planet Labs)

    Vice President of Engineering at Planet Labs, Kiruthika shares her transition from the precision-intensive environment of a radio astronomer to the dynamic realm of a startup, where she leads teams through the design of satellites' power, avionics, and communications sytems. She gives us a look into the unique world of satellite constellation management, and the Planet value of performance over density, as Planet CEO Will Marshall says.

    What makes Planet Labs stand out in the space industry? The answer lies in the company's "agile aerospace" philosophy and their strategic projects. Discover how Kiruthika and her team navigate the complexities of satellite systems, the impact of Planet's acquisitions, and the development of their constellations. We also explore current and future trends that are poised to redefine the satellite industry.



    Follow Kiruthika & Planet:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/kiruthikadevaraj/

    https://www.planet.com/

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/planet-labs/

    https://twitter.com/planet

    https://www.instagram.com/planetlabs/

     

    Follow NewSpaceVision: 

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    https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/newspace/

     

    This podcast was sponsored by LiveEO. For more information on how Earth observation can help your company, contact: 

    info@live-eo.com 

    podcast@newspace.vision 

    podcast@live-eo.com

    https://www.live-eo.com/

    • 35 min
    #32: Mapping the Future of Renewable Energy with VIDA (feat. Philippe Raisin, Co-Founder & CTO)

    #32: Mapping the Future of Renewable Energy with VIDA (feat. Philippe Raisin, Co-Founder & CTO)

    In this episode, we sat down with Philippe Raisin, co-founder and CTO of VIDA, which is changing the renewable energy sector with earth observation. Philippe shared his unique journey from a personal interest in renewable energy to the inception of VIDA, which was born out of a non-traditional background in EO. He gave an inside look into how VIDA is leveraging geospatial data to address global energy challenges, and the transformative role the technology plays in their mission.

    We delve into the intricacies of VIDA's work, discussing everything from the adoption and validation of satellite imagery to the hurdles of licensing, as well as the type of projects VIDA works on. Philippe offered valuable insights into the intersection of technology, renewable energy, and sustainable investment.



    Follow Philippe & VIDA:

    https://www.linkedin.com/in/praisin/

    https://twitter.com/prraisin

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/vida-place/

    https://www.vida.place/



    Follow NewSpaceVision: 

    https://de.linkedin.com/company/newspacevision

    https://twitter.com/newspacevision

    https://www.instagram.com/newspacevision/

    https://www.facebook.com/newspacevision/

    https://www.meetup.com/de-DE/newspace/

     

    This podcast was sponsored by LiveEO. For more information on how Earth observation can help your company, contact: 

    info@live-eo.com 

    podcast@newspace.vision 

    podcast@live-eo.com

    • 50 min

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