Event Tue 3/6: Navigating Legal Challenges within the Commercial Space Industry

The commercial space industry is currently experiencing exponential growth which will continue over the next several years. This provides entrepreneurs, startups, and businesses novel opportunities to embark on ventures into space and the space economy. One of the challenges to a successful space business is a legal minefield of regulatory schema unique to the space industry that must be navigated. For example, many do not understand the applicability of arms control regulations to manufacturing otherwise…

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Voyage Chicago – Meet David Hurst of Orbital Transports

Voyage Chicago recently interviewed NewSpace Chicago founder and CEO of Orbital Transports, David Hurst.  From the article: Today we’d like to introduce you to David Hurst. So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story. I’ve dreamt of going to space since I was a boy. Watching the Apollo astronauts land on the Moon in 1969 captivated my imagination. I grew up…

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Space is Open for Business @ Adler After Dark (video)

On 21 December 2017, NewSpace Chicago came to Adler After Dark.  NewSpace Chicago founder David Hurst was a featured speaker.  He presented “Space is Open for Business: Business Opportunities on the High Frontier” and discussed the booming commercial space economy. Technological innovation and new business models are rapidly changing the marketscape and opening up new opportunities for space-related and space-scalable ventures. The question is no longer how are we going to get to space. Today…

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Event Thu 1/25: Boeing’s HorizonX – Turning Startup Ideas Into Reality

Formed in early 2017, Boeing’s HorizonX leverages the power of the world’s largest aerospace company to bring new business ventures to the market to unlock the next generation of game-changing ideas, products, and markets. From investment capital to tech commercialization and market access, HorizonX turns new ideas and businesses into reality. Investment and partnership areas of interest include: disruptive mobility, advanced logistics, connectivity, autonomy, advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, cybersecurity, AI and machine learning, industrial IoT,…

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Deep Space Ecology Completes Phase 1 Funding!

Deep Space Ecology has funded the first Phase 1 of their project to advance the science and technology of growing food in space.  The team is researching a viable solution to create semi-closed ecological systems supporting human habitation on the surface of Mars. They have planned a series of agricultural studies that have never been done before on the International Space Station (ISS) to develop a self-contained growing system that can maintain the ecological conditions…

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Event Thu 12/21: Space is Open for Business @ Adler After Dark

Business Opportunities on the High Frontier   This month, NewSpace Chicago comes to Adler After Dark.  Join us for the Adler Planetarium’s 21+ December event Spacecation!  NewSpace Chicago founder David Hurst will be a featured speaker, presenting “Space is Open for Business: Business Opportunities on the High Frontier” and discussing the booming commercial space economy.  Technological innovation and new business models are rapidly changing the marketscape and opening up new opportunities for space-related and space-scalable ventures.  The…

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Event Thu 11/9: Accelerating the Launchpad to Humanity’s Greatest Journey

Join us for a conversation with Dan Lopez, CEO and Founder of OrbitMuse. Dan will give an overview of Orbitmuse, a FinTech solution that democratizes the funding of space programs and supply chain transactions, while accelerating Space development startups globally. He will provide insights into Space startup crowdfunding, equity financing, and distributed ledger transactions on the blockchain. He will also discuss how the vibrant and growing Space development startup community can leverage novel approaches in…

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Edison Awards adds Space Innovation category for 2018

In celebration of over thirty years of recognizing and awarding innovation, the Edison Awards announced today that, in partnership with NewSpace Chicago, they will expand with a new category for 2018: Space Innovation.  Originally established in 1987, the Edison Awards have recognized and honored some of the most innovative products and business leaders in the world and is among the most prestigious accolades honoring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, design and innovation.…

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Event Thu 9/14: Envisioning New Realities: The intersection of fashion and aerospace tech

Fashion and Aerospace have been partners since the first Space Age. Their historical achievements have paved the way for a robust textile industry that serves both our needs on Earth and our Space endeavors. In addition, Space can be a hostile environment both physically and psychologically and fashion has a role to play in both. It brings forth the material science to protect humans from harmful radiation as well as flexibility to enable mobility to…

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Space-startup Astroscale completes Series C, will sweep the skies of debris

Space debris is a serious problem, threatening not only satellites and space vehicles, but our very economy.  With space-based communications, television, military, and GPS/navigation systems, our economy is more dependent upon space that many realize.   Astroscale, a newspace start-up based out of Singapore, Japan, and the UK, is developing technology to de-orbit dead satellites.  Gracefully de-orbiting dead satellites will prevent them from colliding with other objects, damaging or destroying them and thereby creating yet…

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