The ESTcube foundation is currently building the ESTcube-2 satellite. Its main objectives are to test plasma brake deorbiting capabilities and electric solar wind sail propulsion. The 3U cubesat will also include two cameras, a high-speed communication subsystem and test a corrosion resistant coating. We sit down with Kadri Bussov, member of the management board of ESTcube.
Kadri Bussov on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kadri-bussov-1b9821a6/
ESTcube-1 EO portal: https://directory.eoportal.org/web/eoportal/satellite-missions/e/estcube-1
ESTcube-1 Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ESTCube-1
Article on camera spin-off company ESTSat: http://arcticstartup.com/estonian-team-delivers-earth-observation-cameras-european-space-agency-satellite/
NewSpaceVision conference: http://newspacevision.com/
last week stakeholders, companies and visionaries from Europe met in Tallin at the European Space Week. A good insight into that conference provides copernicus.eu.
The Space Week included a hackathon, several gatherings, an information day on space-themed elements of the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and development programme, a space exhibition and the opening of ESA’s latest business incubator. In addition the finalists of the Copernicus Masters and European Satellite Navigation Competition were presented.
Here you can read a few quotes from Twitter which – in my opinion – accumulate the spirit of the European Space Week.
Sarah Cruddas (Space Journalist, Broadcaster and Author)
“So much has changed in the European space sector in the past few years. There are now more opportunities than ever!”
Dallas Kasabowski (Analyst, Market Research, and Consulting at Northern Sky Research)
“We need to put a lot more effort into informing the public about the benefits and opportunities of space. Outreach is key!”
Tytus Michalski (Managing Partner at Fresco Capital)
“You don’t need to be a billionaire any more to start your own space company. Space has become accessible to any entrepreneur.”
Jan Wörner (ESA Director)
“We have to be disruptive. We have to give young people the room to be disruptive if we want to improve our future.”
The Estonian highlight of the European Space Week was the opening of the ESA BIC Estonia, the first incubator of the European Space Agency in the Baltics.
The ministers of the European Union and the European Space Agency statedthat ensuring a stable future for the Copernicus programme is also needed after 2020.
Our second podcast is out now! During the European Space Week in Tallinn Sven and Daniel had the pleasure to talk to Dallas Kasaboski, analyst at Northern Sky Research, and talked with him about e.g. the European New Space market, differences between the USA and Europe and the earth observation market. They have learned a lot and we are sure you will get some special insights from this episode! The podcast was recorded on the 9. November 2017.
As mentioned, a lot is happening in Europe’s space sector. Two weeks ago the Space Tech Expo took place in Bremen, last week there was the European Space Week gathering in Tallin and in this week the NewSpace Europe Conference will take place from 16.-17.11.2017 in Luxembourg.
Wow! That is a lot for Europe and more will come!
yours Albrecht Köhler
Our second podcast is out now! During the European Space Week in Tallinn we had the pleasure to talk to Dallas Kasaboski analyst at Northern Sky Research and talked with him about e.g. the European New Space market, funding mentality, differences between the USA and Europe and the earth observation market. We learned a lot and are sure you will get some insights from this episode! The podcast was recorded on the 9th November in Estonia.
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