An economist’s view of the space industry

As an economist, Pierre Lionnet talks about his vantage point of space activities, government involvement, newspace and industry. 

Pierre joined EUROSPACE in 1994 as a research Analyst after an 18 months period as a hired contractor for the European Space Agency. In EUROSPACE he was gradually given full responsibility over a series of studies and research activities for internal and external customers in the technico-economic domain, as well as in the policy area. In parallel he was also given management responsibility over various industry working groups (such as REACH. GMES, Navigation, Research and Technology, Standardisation, Markets etc.). He is since 2004 Director of Research heading all research activities of the Association.… Click here to read the complete article

Evolution of solid propellants for rocketry in India

Rajaram Nagappa talks about how solid propellants were developed in India from the time of the sounding rockets to the larger SLV/PSLV rockets. 

 

Prof Rajaram Nagappa has specialised in aerospace propulsion and has worked extensively in the design and development of solid propellant rockets. His interests are in missile technology and space weaponisation. He has served in the Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre, ISRO as its Associate Director, and later was Pandalai Memorial Chair Professor at Anna University, Chennai. He has also taught at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel. He is a recipient of the Astronautical Society of India Award, Distinguished Alumnus Award of the Madras Institute of Technology, DRDO’s Agni Award for Excellence in Self Reliance, Certificate of Appreciation of the International Astronautical Federation and the Honorary Fellowship of the High Energy Materials Society of India.… Click here to read the complete article