Lessons for Indian space ecosystem from an Argentinian entrepreneur

Emiliano talks about his experiences of building Satellogic, one of the biggest NewSpace Earth Observation (EO) startups in the world which is trying to democratize access to space-based services, by fostering new markets of innovative applications by making data 1,000 times cheaper than traditional EO companies

Emiliano Kargieman is bringing outer-space down to Earth. The 2010 launch of his company Satellogic has created a network of mass-produced, nano-satellites, providing high-resolution data of expansive areas at a low cost compared to traditional Earth Observation (EO) data streaming. Kargieman, Satellogic’s Founder and CEO, is a major player in the Argentinian tech ecosystem and a serial entrepreneur.… Click here to read the complete article

Expanding astronomy education and research possibilities in India

Jayant talks about how astronomy education and research can be broadened in India based on his 20 years of experience of being at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics.

Dr. Jayant Murthy is a Senior Professor at the Indian Institute of Astrophysics (IIA). Prior to joining IIA he received his PhD in Physics from the Dept. of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, USA and later joined as a Research Scientist in the same. His research revolves in Space missions starting with a payload on the Space Shuttle (TAUVEX and UVIT missions), Interstellar dust and Diffuse radiation field studies, SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence) project and many more.… Click here to read the complete article

How to get into the space industry

Aravind talks about how to get into the space industry, what are the kind of jobs available, what are the restrictions and the nature of skillsets needed to enter the industry.

Aravind has over 7 years of cross-functional, cross-domain work experience in the software and space industry. He is advising startups, investors and private companies in the Earth observation sector and the wider space industry: strategic market assessments, competitive landscape & positioning, go-to-market strategies and business development consulting
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ISRO’s Capacity Building Program Office’s role in helping Indian space industry

Sudheer, Associate Director of Capacity Building Programme Office (CBPO) responsible for new initiatives in formulating policies, procedures & guidelines in the following areas and carry out objective analysis to ensure the implementation of the same by facilitating ISRO Centres talks about its role in helping Indian industry.

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Space security from an Indian perspective

Raji talks about how space security has evolved in India and provides a detailed overview of many of the issues such as weaponisation, militarisation, ASATs, space situational awareness from an Indian perspective.

Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan is a Distinguished Fellow and heads the Nuclear and Space Policy Initiative at the Observer Research Foundation. 
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A space historian’s perspective of the early days of the Indian space activities

Space historian Asif Siddiqi talks about the early days of India’s space activities, the role of Sarabhai and the shares some intricate insights about the foundations of the Indian space program.

Asif Siddiqi is Associate Professor of History at Fordham University and specializes in the history of science and technology and modern Russian history. His interests include the history of Soviet science and technology, popular science in Russian culture, the Soviet space program, and myth and memory in the Soviet context.


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How Bellatrix evolved to address a gap in satellite propulsion technology

Bellatrix CEO Rohan talks about how their ideas for space propulsion kicked off and took shape over time. The episode was recorded with the help of Unbounded at the Kerala SpacePark Conclave in Feb 2020.

Bellatrix Aerospace is an Indian New Space company specialising in In-space propulsion systems & orbital launch vehicles. Based out of Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, the company is constantly evolving to facilitate the development of key technologies in electric propulsion, new generation propellants and launch vehicles. 

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The story of Agnikul Cosmos (a small satellite launch startup)

Srinath Ravichandran, CEO of Agnikul Cosmos talks about how the startup took shape and the progress so far. 

At AgniKul, they design, manufacture, test and launch orbital class rockets for micro and nano satellites. We currently work out of the National Center for Combustion R&D at IIT-Madras. Rocket scientists, engineers, ex-bankers and space lawyers are a part of their team. This unique blend of people is one of their biggest strengths.

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Outcomes of Mangalyaan and broadening the horizon of space exploration

Jatan talks about the scope of space science missions in India and how they can be broadened in the future. We discuss deeply about Mangalyaan, its outcomes and potential lessons for the future. 

Jatan Mehta is a science writer passionate about humanity’s future in space. He was the former science officer at TeamIndus Moon Mission. His portfolio can be found at jatan.space and his Twitter profile is @uncertainquark.


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How Australia matured as a NewSpace destination

There are a lot of parallels in terms of how startups in space have been emerging between India and Australia. However, policymakers in Australia have been acting more quickly to support them. In this episode, Jason talks about the early days of NewSpace in Australia and how it has matured in the last few years. 

Prior to founding Saber Astronautics, Dr. Jason Held was a US Army Major for US Space Command and deployed internationally in support of military missions. He was a lead instructor at the Interservice Space Fundamentals Course and an engineer at Army Space and Missile Command Battle Lab.… Click here to read the complete article