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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Event Thu 12/13: Investing In NewSpace: Real Opportunities Now

If you were an active investor in 1995, what Internet companies did you buy into? If you bought Amazon or Yahoo! well done! If you bought Pets.com or Furniture.com you have our sympathies! Was competent due diligence and/or spreading of risk the deciding factors in whether investors won or lost, or was it something else? What separated the hype from reality? Another transformational new industry is emerging; which is similar or even larger in scope…

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Event Thu 11/8: An Inside Look at a CubeSat Shop and Orbitmuse Habitat Grand Opening

NewSpace Chicago and Orbitmuse, Inc. and its new strategic partnership location at mHUB Chicago are pleased to welcome Brent Abbott from AAC Microtec/Clyde Space to give you an insider view of a CubeSat company. Founded in 2005 by Craig Clark, Clyde Space recognised very early on that CubeSats represented a game-changing approach to spacecraft design and production and got busy developing CubeSat systems from the start. Today, the company is still committed to supporting the…

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NASA Space Apps Hackathon: Oct 10/20 – 10/21

NewSpace Chicago has teamed up with DePaul University to host the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge in Chicago. Space Apps is an international hackathon that occurs over 48 hours in cities around the world. Coders, scientists, designers, storytellers, makers, builders, technologists, and everyone enthusiastic about curiosity come together to address challenges we face on Earth and in space! Now, we invite you to be a part of this exciting, collaborative scientific exploration, as we pair…

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Event Thu 10/4: Space Law and Startups

Fresh from the First United Nations Conference on Space Law and Policy, Charles Lee Mudd Jr. will return to NewSpace Chicago to provide a two-part presentation.  First, he will summarize the proceedings from the UNOOSA conference held in Moscow hosted by ROSCOSMOS. Second, he will provide a hypothetical walkthrough of legal issues facing a commercial space startup.  Specifically, he will walk the audience through the steps involved in talk to an attorney, the legal advice…

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Event Thu 9/6: The State of the Nanosatellite Industry

Nanosatellites have become a revolution in the satellite business because they are cost-effective, can be delivered faster, technology is improving rapidly, and they leverage advanced commercial off the shelf technologies. Typically not much larger than the size of a shoebox, nanosatellites can pack an amazing amount of functionality into a small space. The market for nanosatellite missions is growing rapidly and is rapidly moving from one-off and custom development to commodity hardware and productized services.…

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Event Thu 6/14: NASA Centennial Challenge

Future missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond will require innovative options to shelter our explorers, and we won’t be able to carry all of the materials with us from Earth. NASA’s 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge, a Centennial Challenges competition, seeks ways to create or develop the technologies needed to create such habitats on-site, and challenges citizen inventors to lead the way. The goal of the 3D-Printed Habitat Challenge is to foster the development of new…

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Workshop Thu 5/31: Design a Sport for Zero Gravity !

As Space Tourism grows, business will look for more ways to entertain space leisure-travelers. Humans in space will also look for ways to stay active through a diverse range of sports, much like we have on earth today. Earth’s sports are designed for Earth’s atmosphere and gravity. For example, some sports are played indoors and some outdoors, we have a wide range of uniforms that facilitate play, and all of earth’s games are centered around…

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Event Tue 5/15: Rocket Men: an Evening with Author Robert Kurson

Ask people about the Apollo space program and they’re most familiar with Apollo 11, when man first set foot on the Moon. But by many accounts, an even more daring and risky mission occurred seven months earlier when Apollo 8, crewed by Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, became the first manned flight ever to reach the Moon. The story of Apollo 8 has it all: an existential enemy (the Soviets); a race against…

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Event Thu 4/12: Failing Fast, Launching Often

Stofiel Aerospace is a St. Louis company which has developed a functional rocket nozzle that is printed using high grade 3D printing, and which is capable of carrying small payloads to high altitude. It is the first solid fueled rocket to thrust, throttle, and vector. They’re perfecting the technology for orbital capability. Brian Stofiel of Stofiel Aerospace will discuss his experience founding a Midwest space business – recruiting talent, fundraising, and developing novel space technologies.…

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