Exploring Space, Exploring Astrax

  source: http://www.astrax-by-iss.com Most entrepreneurs that I meet in NewSpace are talented, enthusiastic and energic people  There are few that I would say really are at the peak of that mountain of entrepreneurs and here is where I would like to introduce Taichi Yamazaki, CEO and Founder of Astrax. For the people and by the people are the first few words that come to my mind when I look at this video of parabolic flights offered by Astrax.   You see ordinary people from all walks of life, students, bridges, dreamers coming together to share a common experience that is truly … Continue reading Exploring Space, Exploring Astrax

Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

source: Delano.lu On 6 June 2018, EU launched its new space program with a view of streamlining previous duplicate structures and focusing funding on the space industry and its market development.  One of the emphasis is on satellite data and through the European Commission’s vision of the EU Strategy for Space, members are encouraged to focus on market development of space technologies and services that will inspire new generations of researchers and entrepreneurs through investing 12 billion euros over 2014-2020 to develop high quality projects.  With 33 satellites currently in orbit and over 30 planned in the next 10–15 years, the … Continue reading Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres

source: esa.int Led by Frank Salzberger, the Head of the Technology Transfer and Business Incubation Office, the ESA Business Incubation Centres were initiated in 2000 and was setup to inspire entrepreneurs to turn space connected business ideas into commercial startup companies. source: esa.int Since July 2003, there are over 65 startups that have been developed throughout Europe with thousands of new high tech jobs created due to applications of space systems, development of ESA intellectual properties and space technologies transfers.  On average, there are more than 150 startups that are taken up early at ESA BICs.   source: esa.int Currently … Continue reading European Space Agency Business Incubation Centres

Reflecting 2018 and 2019 WSW theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.  

source: WSW   2018 has been an incredible year for the World Space Week. The latest release of the World Space Week Annual Report  shows us it has been a year of increased activities, achievements and partnerships. The 2019 World Space Week theme is, “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”. source: WSW   What is World Space Week? Held annually from 4-10 October First held in 2000 after UNISPACE III UN General Assembly Resolution; 5,422 reported events in 86 countries in 2018; Since 2012, annual growth of approximately 30% in number of events; Organised by World Space Week Association, coordinators in … Continue reading Reflecting 2018 and 2019 WSW theme is “The Moon: Gateway to the Stars”.  

What makes SpaceBD successful?

source: space-bd.com   CEO and Co-Founder, Masatoshi Nagasaki leads SpaceBD and his team and they aim to accelerate the industrialisation of space through three offerings: One stop satellite launch service Import/Export of space hardware and components and ISS Internal/External Experimental platform service and here’s why SpaceBD is successful source: space-bd.com   1. Umbrella approach SpaceBD runs a ‘Space for Space’ as a one-stop portal site that provides solutions and information on space projects including satellite launch and space utilisation.  These include: Total Solutions for Satellite Development Hardware and Component Enviromental Testing Launch Services Space Applications Other services source: space-bd.com 2. … Continue reading What makes SpaceBD successful?

What makes Infostellar successful?

source: Infostellar.net Infostellar, founded by Naomi Kurahara is one of those NewSpace startups that I truly respect.  Infostellar is very much values-based and about its people.  Their focus is very much on the talents of their people and also utilising their talents to tackle complex problems.  Everyone is an active player in the team.  Their focus is on team integrity and in working together to tackle the challenges they are facing.  According to Forbes, Infostellar wants to build a worldwide ground station network with the aim of sharing antennas on a global platform.  With more and more satellite launches, CEO … Continue reading What makes Infostellar successful?

What makes GITAI successful?

  source: GITAI   GITAI, founded by CEO, Sho Nakanose is about developments of Avatar Robots for space developments.   GITAI provides a humanoid telepresence robot-like “Avatar” for science experiments in space stations. Having met CEO Nakanose at Singularity University before Japan, I knew first hand there was a strength of determination and focus that I had known before.  I knew from gut instinct that this is going to be a successful startup from sheer determination. During the Global Solutions Program when one could say we were put through an intensive program of Singularity and learning all the emergent technologies, CEO … Continue reading What makes GITAI successful?