Robert (Bob) Meurer, ATK, Wednesday, 7-30-14 July 30, 2014Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: agricultural satellite uses, cubesats, earth observation satellites, Global Commerce in Small Satellites, global instability for business, ITAR, launch industry, on orbit servicing, Operationally Responsive Space, Planet Labs, private sector weather satellites, public/private partnerships, remote imaging, Robert (Bob) Meurer, satellite life extension, Silicon Valley, Skybox, Small Sat Conference 2014, small satellite competition, small satellite industry trends, Space Systems Division ATK, ST Electronics, synthetic aperture radar (SAR), Vivisat
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Robert (Bob) Meurer, ATK, Wednesday, 7-30-14
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Guest: Robert (Bob) Meurer. Topics: ATK Space Systems and small satellites, SmallSat 2014, business trends & more. 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 http://www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm. For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience.
We welcomed back Bob Meurer, VP of Business Development, Commercial & International Programs and Director Civil Space Programs for the Space Systems Division, ATK Aerospace Group. During our 60 minute one segment discussion, we explored the small satellite market, its trends, and development/evolution over the years to where the industry is today. As you will hear, the industry has undergone tremendous growth, capital is now showing up, large players are taking note of entrepreneurial companies such as Skybox, Google and Facebook are in the industry among others. Bob took us back to his start of the industry in 1986 which was also the first year of the SmallSat Conference. This historical overview is really interesting because back then, nobody could contemplate what we see in the industry today, plus a small satellite back then bears practically no relationship to a small satellite and cubesat of today regarding specs, capabilities, size, performance, etc. I asked our guest if the SmallSat conference had influenced the industry or if the industry was influencing the conference. We had an interesting discussion about this. We talked about the impact of Silicon Valley on the industry and Bob referenced several companies worth noting. Given the global business presence of our guest and ATK, I asked how political instability around the world impacted international business. Don’t miss this discussion. ITAR came up and Bob noted new rules starting Nov. 10, 2014 that shift some items to commerce control instead of state dept. control. This should ease some restrictions on commercial activities. Toward the end, we talked about on orbit servicing and the ATK commercial venture ViviSat for satellite life extension. Check it out at http://www.vivisat.com.
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Dr. Sandra Magnus, AIAA, Monday, 1-14-14 January 7, 2014Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: "speed" mentoring, AIAA Forums, AIAA Propulsion Conference, AIAA SciTech Conference 2014, AIAA Space 2014, conference networking., cybersecurity, Dr. Sandra Magnus, funding & investment capital, launch industry, science and technology, sequestration, Small Sat, student educational outreach
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Dr. Sandra Magnus, AIAA, Monday, 1-14-14
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Guest: Dr. Sandra Magnus, AIAA Executive Director. Topics: AIAA SciTech Conference for 2014, AIAA Forum Reorganization Plan. Please direct all comments and questions regarding Space Show programs/guest(s) to the Space Show blog, http://thespaceshow.wordpress.com.
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We welcomed back Dr. Sandra Magnus, AIAA Executive Director, for a one hour discussion about the upcoming AIAA SciTech Conference 2014 to be held the week of Jan. 13, 2014 at the Gaylord Hotel in National Harbor, MD. For more information, visit the AIAA conference website,
http://www.aiaa.org/scitech2014. Dr. Magnus started the discussion by going over the new AIAA Forum structure for their meetings and conferences. This Forum structure allows them to combine several smaller conferences held throughout the year into one larger conference. In fact, when you visit the AIAA conference website, you will see all the conferences combined in the Science and Technology conference next week. We talked about AIAA conferences being multi-track and Dr. Magnus defined the different AIAA forums for us. Regarding the upcoming SciTech conference, we talked about student and youth programs at the conference, speed mentoring and the mix between public and private companies and organizations. We learned that the poster sessions are now planned as electronic sessions, and our guest went over not only the keynote speakers but the special lecture programs that are part of the SciTech Conference. Cybersecurity was highlighted in our discussion and we spent some time talking about cybersecurity and how it has grown in garnering attention over the years. A listener wanted to know about business and investment panels. Dr. Magnus talked about one such panel on Tuesday addressing “Turning Technology Into a Business.” Doug called in to provide a personal testimonial to AIAA given his recent experiences at AIAA Space Conferences in Pasadena and San Diego. As the program ended, our guest and I talked about the AIAA local chapters and their monthly meetings. These local chapter meetings provide excellent discussions on hot topic issues and more.
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Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Monday, 12-10-12 December 11, 2012Posted by The Space Show in Uncategorized.
Tags: " Robby the Robot., " SpaceX, "Forbidden Planet, "Genesis: The Story of Apollo 8: The First Manned Mission to Another World", Antares, Apollo 8, Arianne 5, Arianne 6, Baikonur Cosmodrome, Commercial Crew, Dragon, Dream Chaser, drones on Mars, EMLD, ESA, Falcon 9. , Golden Spike, heavy lift, ISS, James Webb Space Telescope, launch industry, lunar farside missions, manned space exploration, NASA budget cuts, NASA Mars Program, Orbital Sciences, Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, secondary payloads, sequestration, SLS, SpaceShip2, Stratolaunch, Virgin Galactic, XCOR
Robert (Bob) Zimmerman, Monday, 12-10-12