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Caed Aldwych, Tuesday, 11-26-13
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Guest: Caed Aldwych. Topics: Global Space Organization and its plan for going to the Moon by 2020. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.
We welcomed Caed Aldwych to the program for a 1 hour 42 minute discussion about his company, Global Space Organization (GSO). You can learn more by visiting their website at www.gso-space.org. In the first segment, Mr. Aldwych, who is the Commander of GSO, provided us with an introduction to GSO, why it was created, and what the company vision is all about and what makes this a unique company in its approach to engaging in commercial space. Our guest spent some time putting forth the traditional commercial space models in play with other companies but did not think these models were sustainable. He then spent time telling us about the GSO action plan, marking the differences from traditional commercial companies and letting listeners know how GSO intends to bridge the gap to make sure what they do vis a vis the Moon will be sustainable. Part of the plan Caed talked about focused on partnerships with other companies and uniting together to accomplish common and mutual space goals. When asked for a timeline for lunar development with financing in place, he estimated about a decade. During our discussion, Caed stressed that he was not looking for investment money at this time. He strongly believes in competition for space services and products and that competition will help his company reach its goals. We also talked about the need for a permanent base on the Moon with a settlement, habitats, and real commercial, revenue generating business. You don’t want to miss his first segment discussion on just why GSO is different from other commercial space companies.
In the second segment, we started off with our guest describing the GSO membership program, including membership fees which for the present are not being collected. When membership fees start being collected, they only apply to membership matters, not the commercial space plans of the company. Caed was asked about the Roman terms used for the board and officers. Later, he reiterated the part of the GSO plan for the company to stand out and to be noticed and recognized on a global level. He was also asked about ITAR and their plan for global relationships, plus his thoughts on Inspiration Mars and more on Mars One which he talked about in the first segment. Listeners wanted to know about GSO plans for selecting lunar crews and as you will hear, members comprise the priority list for crew members and employees. Toward the end, I asked him for his time line action plan from 2014 to 2020.
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Tags: air launch, charitable donations for space missions, Col (Res.) Yoram Ilan-Lipovsky, command and control, cubesats, deep space communications., deep space missions, emergency detection, entrepreneurial space, George Vamos, global space cooperation, Israel Space Program, ITAR, Kepler Space Telescope, low cost launch, Mars, NanoSats, philanthropic business model, private sector missions, real time crisis monitoring, Reinventing Space 2012, Responsive Space, space debris, wild fires
Reinventing Space Conference Interviews, Friday, 5-11-12
Guests: 1st Segment: Col (Res.) Yoram Ilan-Lipovsky with George Vamos; 2nd Segment: George Vamos. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. This program consists of two recorded interviews from the Reinventing Space Conference 2012. The first interview for an hour is with Col (Res.) Yoram Ilan-Lipovsky . Yoram has been interviewed in earlier years at this conference, still serves with the IAF though he is retired, and is still part of the Israeli Space Program. We were joined by George Vamos who was attending the conference as he was most interested in Yoram’s plans for air launch for Israeli satellites and missions. Col. Ilan-Lipovsky told us about his plan to use cubesats for disaster management including wild fires as well as a host of other natural and man made disasters. He talked about the interest in this project in Japan, the U.S. including the states most subject to wild fires, Europe and Israel. We went through his satellite plan, the use of air launch to quickly get the satellites up for a specific disaster, and debris issues when the small satellites reach the end of their mission. Later in this interview, we talked about space and the average Israeli, the Kepler Space Telescope and STEM issues in education in Israel and around the world.
In the second segment, George Vamos proposed several questions to us and hopes that listeners to this program will offer him comments, information, or ask questions on the blog. George is looking ahead to the day when he believes there might be a government space program leaving all space exploration, including deep space exploration, to the private sector. Thus, he is looking at a new model to finance deep space missions using philanthropy. He is wondering what the price points might be for deep space mission, perhaps to Mars, and then can such a mission be financed through philanthropy. He said he realized that most of these types of missions would not support a commercial model since traditional investment and ROI objectives would not likely be met. Based on what he sees with wealthy people building wings of hospitals, cancer centers and even financing the Keck Telescope in Hawaii, he exploring philanthropy as a possible means of carrying, perhaps at a small level, meaningful deep space missions. See what you think and let him know your thoughts on the blog. He will be responding to your comments and questions.
For all comments and questions regarding both segments of this discussion, please post them on The Space Show blog.