Event Thu 10/10: The Coming Economy of Space Resources

In 2012, Planetary Resources was announced as the first asteroid mining company, followed shortly thereafter by the announcement of Deep Space Industries. Both companies had high profile investors and big plans to mine asteroids for water, metals and other minerals and spark a new gold rush in space. Six years later, both companies were struggling and wound up being sold to acquirers having nothing to do with space resources. What is the reality of extracting…

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Investing in the New Space Race

  Register Now Use Function Ticket NewSpace Chicago is excited to help pass on the word about an upcoming event hosted by the CFA Society Chicago.  The CFA Society Chicago is one of the oldest investment analyst groups in the United States, and they’re hosting “Investing in the New Space Race.” The focus on Mars and the Asteroid Belt feels similar to the first space race, but the race to build constellations of cheap, low…

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Event Tue 9/10: Stofiel Aerospace 3D Printed Rockets to Orbit

Save the date for the first event of our Fall Speaker series, with Alex Smith, COO of Stofiel Aerospace. With rockets that are 3D printed and scalable to payloads, Stofiel offers a practical, cost effective option for the on-demand launches of small satellite payloads. Last time Stofiel Aerospace came to NewSpace Chicago, we were treated to a test firing of their 3D-printed solid fuel rocket engine in the parking lot! This time we look forward…

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Event Thu 6/13: 4th Planet Logistics

Join us for a discussion with noted explorer, adventurer and CEO of 4th Planet Logistics, Michael Chalmer Dunn. His company is developing technologies for creating habitats from naturally occurring terrestrial lava tubes analogous to the Moon and Mars in order to allow humans to find a new home in the future. Michael will discuss the history and validation for using subterranean location as a practical and cost effective approach to the establishment of continuously crewed…

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Event Thu 5/9: Property Rights in Outer Space: A Startup’s Voyage

Join a discussion between an attorney and a hypothetical space startup with a business model to collect abandoned objects in Low Earth Orbit and mine local asteroids for exotic minerals.  Can a business extract minerals from celestial bodies? Can abandoned objects in space be retrieved for the valuable metals remaining in the “space junk”? Attorney Charles Lee Mudd Jr. will maneuver the NewSpace audience through these issues and more in the context of advising a…

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Event Thu 4/11 UPDATED: Creating Value in the NewSpace Industry

Charles Mudd will be unable to join us Thursday evening due to inclement weather.  In his place, Aaron Pagel will present on creating value in the NewSpace industry. There are a lot of effective ways to approach strategy and sometimes the most common way is by following the example of other successful companies. But is that the most efficient method when blazing a completely new path into a largely untouched NewSpace economy? Aaron Pagel will…

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Event Thu 3/7: Trends in the NewSpace Industry

NewSpace Chicago welcomes Sean Casey of Atlas Space Operations. During his presentation, he’ll detail the current trends and possible future state of the industry with a focus on cost-effective and reliable data and communications services. Sean Casey was recently named the new Vice President (VP) of business development for Atlas Space Operations. Casey brings more than 25 years of leadership experience and subject-matter-expertise. He is also a principal at the investment banking merger and acquisitions…

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Event Thu 1/10: Xenesis… a Midwest space start-up story

At this event Mark LaPenna will take us behind the scenes for the genesis moment of Xenesis, its mission, its business and its pivot…from there, the problems encountered, the trials faced and the success they’ve achieved. Mark LaPenna is the Founder and CEO of Xenesis, an optical communications company, whose mission is to deliver the World’s first, Global Multi-Layered Optical Mesh Network. Since attending Space Camp at the age of 9, Mark LaPenna has had…

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Webinar Thu 12/20: Launch Fundamentals for Cubesat Missions

This webinar training familiarizes entreprenuers, students, and researchers with launch fundamentals for cubesat missions. The training will cover topics ranging from regulatory requirements, spectrum allocation, export control, operating permits, ground station networks, and launch provider options and considerations. Save $50 on Early Bird registration. Early bird registration ends Dec 15, 2018! Presented by: Lawrence Reeves Lawrence has worked in Canadian space industry for over 20 years, currently with his own company, Geocentrix Technologies, Ltd., and…

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Webinar Tue 12/18: Introduction to Orbital Mechanics for Cubesat Missions

This webinar training familiarizes first-time users with the tools, workflow, and visualization techniques to model and incorporate your own cubesat systems and missions. The training will lay the foundation that expands to the advanced analysis tools to quantify and measure mission effectiveness. Presented by: Lawrence Reeves Lawrence has worked in Canadian space industry for over 20 years, currently with his own company, Geocentrix Technologies, Ltd., and previously with UrtheCast and MDA (now Maxar). He has…

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