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.Continue reading “Regulatory compliance pillar of the space industry”
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.Continue reading “Tech giants investing in satellite technology today”
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?Continue reading “Space is car manufacturers’ next frontier”
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.Continue reading “Space missions that launched new era of space exploration”
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.Continue reading “Why Boost Space Companies In India”
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.Continue reading “Space Industry Trends: Every Enterprise Company Will Launch Their 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.Continue reading “8 Lessons Learned From Running 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.
Learn more about the space bus operator in the interview with Momentus VP Negar Feher: How To Make Satellites Cost Like Cars?
Compare and contrast how the factory changed in 8 months in our previous tour to Momentus: Space Taxi for Your Satellite – Part I
The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the modern world upside down. New rules and etiquette of “quarantine” communication forced many companies to switch to remote work. Despite this, the corona-virus outbreak didn’t affect that much Precious Payload’s everyday business processes because our team has been working remotely since its foundation. Team of 6, we all live in different places: New York, Dubai, Moscow, Sochi, Ho Chi Minh, Abu Dhabi. So we are pretty good not only in helping to get your business to space but in using the most convenient digital tools for organizing the remote work of the company. And in this post, we want to share our ‘work from home’ experience with anyone who may be interested because for any business, including space-related one, staying in touch in such a weird time is a primary task.Continue reading “‘Work from home’ hacks from a remote space-tech team”
Interview with Momentus VP Negar Feher – updates, news, and plans of the spacecraft bus operator
Andrey Maksimov: Here we are. Hi, Negar. It’s February 2020 now. Last time we were here more than 8 months ago, so it seems like a lot of things have changed. You had a technical mission last year, fundraised a crazy amount of money, grew your team and made some progress on your main product, which is Vigoride.
We would love to have an update from you into delivering orbital customers. We do it as part of our #knowyouroptions campaign where we basically are building software that helps people understand their launch options, and how to figure out a space mission. So, we’d really love to know what’s new in your shop here and what’s going on.Continue reading “How To Make Satellites Cost Like Cars?”