Earth observation business is a tasty morsel for both small startups and well-seasoned players on the space market. Precious Payload’s CEO Andrew Maximov sat down to talk with Awais Ahmed, founder and CEO of Pixxel, an innovative space startup from India working in Earth observation business, about ways for startups to gain a foothold in this sector of the space industry, discuss the various hurdles on the way to dominating the EO market as well as the best ways for collected satellite imagery to find its way to the end-user.
The United Arab Emirates launched its first-ever deep space exploration mission on July 19, 2020. The Hope Probe is going to Mars to study the atmosphere of the Red planet in greater detail. Why is the Emirates Mars mission so important science-wise and otherwise, and what far-reaching implications it has not just for the Arab world, but for the worldwide community as well?
You don’t have to be an orbital mechanics engineer or a space engineer to create a successful company and career in the space industry. There is room for designers, UX/UI designers, copywriters, and legal advisors. And there is a whole niche in the space industry for services or products for negotiating the standard procurement agreements, including launch and obtaining regulatory licenses for specific jurisdictions.
Why tech giants like Google, Apple, and Amazon are already considering and even investing in satellite technology today? Let’s try to figure this out by the modeled business case on why Apple is to heavily invest in this technology, in having its own satellites.
Amazon and SpaceX are doing satellite constellation project Kuiper and Starlink, respectively. They are the pioneers of that notion of having their own satellite, even if it’s not a space business at its finest. Can the big transnational enterprises like car manufacturers be the second wave of early adopters of the idea of enterprises having their own satellites?
As the brilliant launch of the SpaceX Crew Dragon a couple of weeks ago started a new era in commercial manned spaceflight, two less visible and nerdy space missions — successful launches of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Extension Vehicle (MEV-1) and NASA’s Mars Cube One project — started a new era in the satellite industry and became great milestones in space exploration.
Once the technology is adopted, a huge thing will happen, we are going to wake up in a different world. People will change and we will be in a completely different environment than we are now.
The government of India is going to adopt a law that boosts private space companies and public-private partnerships in the country. This is very welcome news, and guess why:
India has really great potential in space technology and the space sector but used to face with a lack of space regulations and licensing framework. Also, there was not a lot of promotion of the space segment as a possible solution to the challenges in the traditional sectors such as mining or agriculture businesses. As a result, domestic investors interested in supporting space companies.
Andrew Maximov, CEO and Co-Founder of Precious Payload, a software company that allows you to manage your space mission without leaving your office, shared a new video with a visionary outlook of the space industry growth in 5 years from now. He is drawing parallels between the early days of the IT industry and the current state of the space industry and concludes that every company will be able to have its own satellite by 2026.
Andrew Maximov, CEO and Co-Founder of Precious Payload, a software company that lets you plan and execute a space mission without leaving your home or office environment, shared a short video regarding a webinar that he participated in as a panelist last week. It was organized by KryptoLabs and the UAE Space Agency. In this video, Andrew is talking about the lessons learned from working on a space startup in the space industry since early 2016. The following information will be useful to someone who is thinking of building their career in the space industry or thinking of an idea for a startup in the space industry.
Stay home and safe, join our new video tour to Momentus facility in Silicon Valley. Momentus uses water-plasma propulsion technology for taking satellites from where the rockets drop them off to a custom orbit. Last summer the company has launched its first demonstration mission from Vostochny spaceport and going to fly with two more demo-missions in 2020.