Event Tues 5/18, 2021: Follies, Failures, and Successes in Pursuit of a Bustling In-Space Economy

Global array of satellite tankersIf we want to get off this rock, we need a bustling in-space economy that supports permanent jobs in orbit. Through building several satellites and founding several startups across four continents, Daniel’s career exemplifies, perhaps, a preponderance to fail forward in pursuit of this goal. Join in a reflection on an industry that has changed dramatically in the last few years, and speculation of whole new areas of endeavour where we have not failed sufficiently to yet know how to forge the future that we wish to see come to pass. This talk promises to be a little rambling, hopefully amusing, and potentially insightful for budding NewSpace entrepreneurs.

Daniel Faber, Orbit FabDaniel Faber is an engineer and entrepreneur with over 20 years of space technology leadership. He has been on the core engineering team building over a dozen satellites and has founded four companies. His vision for a bustling in-space economy led to the realization that space vehicle mobility is limited by the fuel they can carry. So he helped found the Space Commodities Exchange in 2017, and then co-founded Orbit Fab in 2018 to build the propellant supply chain in space. In 2019 Orbit Fab became the first private company to resupply the International Space Station with water and this year will launch the world’s first satellite fuel tanker.

This is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion and networking forums presented by NewSpace Chicago and hosted in the Remo virtual environment. We are excited to present a new type of virtual event! One that aims to duplicate the relationship-building aspects of in-person events. We look forward to an interactive networking experience with everyone prior to the speaker presentation.

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm US/Central
Venue: Remo Virtual Forum

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