Event Tue 6/15: Building an In-Space Economy, Building a Successful Space Company

Dr. Robert Hoyt will discuss the chicken-and-egg challenge in bootstrapping a new economic sphere based around in-space services, and the work that Tethers Unlimited is doing to develop key technologies needed to enable those in-space services.  He will also discuss lessons learned from his experiences in founding Tethers Unlimited, growing it organically over the past 26 years, and then selling the company to a Private Equity-backed firm. Dr. Hoyt is a ‘relentlessly-inventive’ Technologist and Executive…

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

Global array of satellite tankers

If 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…

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Event April 20, 2021: Introducing the Satellite Regulatory Regime

NewSpace Chicago is excited to announce 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. Use the link below to register. Register Here In 2020, the FCC sought comment on and promulgated regulations relating to orbital debris. These regulations move the assessment and mitigation of orbital debris significantly forward. Additionally, regulatory bodies…

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Event Apr 29 & 30, 2021: Student Space Congress

Have your dreams of what the future of space may bring kept you busy? Are you working on a space related project that you want to share with the world?  In it’s ongoing mission to promote the entrepreneurial space industry, NewSpace Chicago is hosting a virtualStudent Space Congress in Chicago this April 2021.  Through this event, we want to provide students – undergraduate and graduate – from across the country the opportunity to present their…

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Event Mar 16, 2021: Avoiding the Dragon’s Trap

Event Date: March 16, 2021 Event Time: 6 PM CT – 7:30 PM CT Event Location: Virtual Via Remo Register Here   Space is rapidly becoming an arena for great power competition and potential conflict. One of the rapidly rising space powers is China. In this presentation, Coyote Smith describes the Moon as the Earth’s eighth continent, ripe for development. The tremendous resources available on the Moon offers new solutions to spiraling national debts dragging…

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Event Jan 19, 2021: State of the Industrial Space Base

Private investment in commercial space activity is at an all-time high and growing as entrepreneurs and industrialists create new technologies and adapt existing technologies for space applications. This is fueled by the decreasing cost of space access and broad advances in space enabling technologies. This provides the opportunity for an expanded space industrial base beyond “big” aerospace companies that have traditionally supported government space missions. In May 2020, over 120 space leaders from across government,…

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Event Dec 8, 2020: One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap – Societal Challenges

Join us for the last event in the Mars City State series to find out how humanity can overcome the societal challenges to thrive on Mars. In this presentation, the authors of One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap will discuss the cultural, aesthetic, political, and societal challenges associated with creating a city-state on Mars capable of supporting 1,000,000 people. You can read the full report here. This event is part of a continuing series of space…

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Event Nov 17, 2020: One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap – Technical Challenges

How can humanity overcome the economic, technical, and social challenges to not just survive, but to thrive on Mars? Find out by joining New Space Chicago’s virtual speaker series. The authors of One Million Marciane: Humanity’s Next Giant Leap will discuss the technical challenges associated with creating a city-state on Mars capable of supporting 1,000,000 people. You can read the full report here. This event is part of a continuing series of space entrepreneurship discussion…

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