Space Café Podcast

Space Café Podcast

SpaceWatch.Global’s fortnightly podcast, created and hosted by Markus Mooslechner. Each episode features some of the most compelling and inspiring voices from across the international space sector. We walk the additional mile to bring you names that might even surprise the most seasoned space buffs out there. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

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May 11, 2022 51 min

Ane Aanesland's company ThrustMe single-handedly developed a revolutionary iodine-based propulsion system that even NASA cut its teeth on and shelved decades ago. Ane would have loved to fly it with ESA or the Americans. But the Chinese won the race. Ane provides answers to many related questions and of course much more in the current edition of the Space Cafe Podcast.

 

Host: Markus Mooslechner

Guest: Ane Aanesland

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The European Space Agency (ESA) has set sail to begin commercial operations. But what does that mean? Brand new director Géraldine Naja sat down with Markus in the new episode to shed light on the new direction - and more. Also in the episode: how much the Russians are really missing, where ESA still has some room to grow in terms of communications, what it takes to make an ESA Director cry, and why being exclusively a math or phys...

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Rene Laufer is Professor and Head of the Space Systems Group, Chair at Luleå University of Technology in Kiruna, North Sweden and is a respected expert on all matters relating to small satellites and lunar exploration. But he has a secret passion for science fiction, from which he draws many inspirations for his scientific work. This episode is dedicated to all those who want to go a little beyond the well-known new space news diet...

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Without earth observation technology, things would be very different down here on earth. The “big eye in the sky” promises huge benefits but also challenges. Steven Ramage talks space observation from many angles in this episode. The diplomat leads external relations at the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. His role involves focusing on the interfaces between science, technology, policy and decis...

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Hansjörg Dittus served for many years on the board of the German Aerospace Center. Against the backdrop of dramatic developments in the crisis with Russia, the German professor reflects on Europe's role in the global race for space in a refreshingly honest discussion. 

 

Host: Markus Mooslechner:

Markus Mooslechner

 

Guest: Hansjörg Dittus

Hansjörg Dittus

 

 

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Deep in a forest in Finland, miles from the nearest settlement, Urs Ganse lives in a cabin by a lake. Urs is a plasma physicist. He doesn't need much. An Internet connection to the nearest supercomputer is all he asks for. That's how people work up there in the north. After work, at night, when Urs still has some time, he writes manuals about building spaceships, or he meets with like-minded people in an ancient corner of t...

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For all its glamor, enthusiasm and optimism, the new space industry has some serious homework to do. To have a future, what is happening in space now must not sound too much like the past. We must overcome old patterns and learn to think anew. Otherwise, space will become the same graveyard of ideas, resources and opportunities that we are turning Earth into. Martin Wezowksi of SAP designs futures by profession. Space Cafe Podcast ...

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Susmita Mohanty is an Indian spacecraft designer, architect, engineer and personality extraordinaire with a critical, multicultural view on the US-centered narrative of space travel.

 

 

Host: Markus Mooslechner: Markus Mooslechner

 

Guest: Susmita Mohanty Susmita Mohanty

 

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Feel like you're maladjusted or perhaps a little crazy? Fear not. Someone out there may have interest in you as you read this. Frank Salzgeber for example. He is no other than the head of the technology transfer program of the European space agency ESA.

 

 

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Guest: Frank Salzgeber Frank Salzgeber

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In this episode, we take a bird's eye view on many things in the New Space scene. Steven Freeland teaches space law and hosts his own show, Space Law Breakfast. In this episode, we take a look back at groundbreaking moments in 2021 and venture into what 2022 has in store for us.

 

 

Host: Markus Mooslechner:

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Guest: Steven Freeland

Steven Freeland

 

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Anyone who takes time for an interview just 40 minutes before the launch of the largest telescope of all time has a lot of nerve. Just minutes before the launch of the largest telescope in the world, ESA's project manager for the James Webb Telescope gives an exclusive insight into the feelings of those involved and the background to this project of the century in space travel.

 

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Mike Simmons is a passionate advocate for the power of astronomy to bring people together and change the way we view our fragile home, Earth. Mike Simmons has more than 40 years of experience leading and founding astronomy programs and organizations. He has launched new global astronomy initiatives under the Blue Marble Space Institute of Science.

 

 

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Guest: Mike Simmons

Mike Simmons

 

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As if taken from a science fiction movie, Barbara Belvisi and her team at Interstellar Lab are developing growth containers for every kind of plant. Be it on earth or in space. The goal is to provide permanent food for humans on Earth or as an interplanetary species. What sounds like a cute new space concept from a young, naive startup is all grown up and mature, changing hands for real money. Even NASA is thinking about shelving u...

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Cop26 in Glasgow did not manage to deliver the big hit that many would have expected. Perhaps we humans simply lack the ability to think in such large dimensions. Can a series of new satellites save us? Hyperspectral images of the Earth's surface promise a new image of our world. NorthStar Earth and Space sent their CEO Stewart Bain to join us in the podcast studio.


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Luc Piguet is co-founder and CEO of Clear Space, a Swiss-based startup that cleans up space debris. ESA's hottest attempt to develop a solution to a global problem. Luc Piguet speaks candidly about the challenges associated with a mission that some say is clearly impossible.

 

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Guest: Luc Piguet Luc Piguet

 

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Andy Williams may have an interesting idea about how to deal with the growing issue of satellite constellations. Andy is ESO’s Institutional Relations Officer and supports ESO’s relations with Member States, prospective members, and intergovernmental organisations including the UN and the European Union.

 

 

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Guest: Andrew Williams

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Can the space community help combat climate change? Professor Joellen Russell from the University of Arizona calls for the largest friendly army in human history. 

 

 

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Guest: Professor Joellen Russel Joellen Russel

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The question of all questions: What are the Chinese up to? Money does not seem to play a role. Nor do resources. And new plans and success stories come in monthly cycles. A country on the fast track, it seems. But is that really the case? Space journalist Andrew Jones takes an exclusive look at China's space plans.

 

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ISAR Aerospace is one of the hottest stocks in the European launcher sector. In just 3 years they have gone from virtually 0 to 100 building a 1 ton payload rocket, which will be launched for the first time next year. The aggressive speed and innovation of the company has convinced prestigious investors and brought 180 million euros into the coffers. Expectations are high, as ISAR Aerospace offers huge opportunities beyond Bavaria....

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The European Space Agency ESA is known for spectacular landings on distant comets or the like. What is little known is that the ESA has no less exciting departments in completely different areas. Like telecommunications, for example. What exactly is ESA up to in this field and why is it probably one of the most exciting tasks of all? Elodie Viau, Director of Telecommunications and Integrated Applications at ESA has taken the time t...

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