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Richard David, Tuesday, 7-31-12 August 1, 2012

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Richard David, Tuesday, 7-31-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1825-BWB-2012-07-31.mp3

.Guest:  Richard David.  Topics:  NewSpace Global, LLC, private space company ratings & analysis, commercial space evaluation tools.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://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. We welcomed Richard David to the program to discuss his new company, NewSpace Global, LLC (NSG).  NSG publishes monthly reports and indices rating and evaluating NewSpace companies and the industry.  Please follow along with us at their website, www.newspaceglobal.com.  As we learned, the company provides high level market data and enables subscribers to their service to access important company and industry information regarding the commercial space companies, the emerging industry, management, and more.  Mr. David said that NSG tracks about 300 companies with a focus, in this order, on management, markets, capitalization, and technology.  During our discussion, Richard went into detail regarding each of these categories and why each segment is listed in the above order.  As he discussed the content and tools used to analyze the companies, he mentioned several company examples throughout our discussing including SpaceX, Skybox Imaging, Planetary Resources, plus others.  He discussed how they collected their data and their commitment to the protection of proprietary data and information. He also went into some detail regarding the different indices which are discussed at www.newspaceglobal.com/indices.  We discussed changes with the famous reports issued by Clark Lindsey as RLV News is now part of NSG and called NewSpace Watch (www.newspacewatch.com).  For those of you that regularly follow the fine work of Clark, you will want to know about these changes.  Richard also talked about interested parties being able to sign up for a free week of NSG services followed by their choice of multiple subscription plans.  You can signup at either  www.newspacewatch.com/signup.php or www.newspaceglobal.com/user/register.

In our second segment, Mr. David spoke more about Clark’s work and the new relationship with NSG.  He also mentioned more companies that they follow on the Top 100 Index of commercial space companies.  He talked about Thruster which is their monthly report.  When you sign up for the free trial, you can download the current Thruster issue.  Other issues discussed included the general media and its response to NewSpace as an industry along with specific companies, the NSG rating point system for analysis, and just how issues such as ITAR and company market scalability considerations are factored into the analysis and ratings.

Please post your comments on The Space Show blog.  If you want to email Richard, you can use info@newspaceglobal.com.  Reference The Space Show in the subject lin.  In closing, Richard paraphrased a Victor Hugo quote, All the forces in the world are not so powerful as an idea whose time has come.

Rex Ridenoure, Friday, 6-1-12 June 2, 2012

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Rex Ridenoure, Friday, 6-1-12

http://archived.thespaceshow.com/shows/1786-BWB-2012-06-01.mp3

Guest:  Rex Ridenoure.  Topics:  Ecliptic Enterprises update, commercial space & investor convergence, IZUP LLC.  You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, https://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. We welcomed Rex Ridenoure back for an update with Ecliptic Enterprises and his new commercial space business, IZUP LLC.  For more information, visit http://eclipticenterprises.com and www.izupllc.com (this website is under construction).  During our first segment, Rex talked about Ecliptic and their RocketCam product.  He explained the technology to us, the downlink constraints, the data rates, RF bands, and antenna considerations.  We also talked about the various rockets and missions that use RocketCam.  As we learned, the special avionics box Ecliptic makes and uses has far more to do with the end product and what we see than the actual cameras.  He also talked about the compression needed given downlink constraints.  Later in this segment, Rex was asked about the RocketCam plans for the suborbital industry and as you will hear, they are in discussion with various suborbital companies to use RocketCam.

In the second segment, Rex talked about his new consulting business, IZUP (eyes up) LLC and the focus on technology, innovation, space businesses, and the convergence with investors.  Rex took the time to explain this to us as well as to talk about the emerging and developing business opportunities now becoming of interest to investors.  We talked about entrepreneurial, start-up, emerging, and even mature businesses, and the commercial space vision that is getting more and more traction and interest.  Rex talked about the fact that we now know the solar system very well and this helps us to position our innovation and technical skills for commercial expansion and development.  Also in this segment, we talked about property rights and land claims for commercial development and the risk of excessive government regulation.  One way missions to Mars came up in the form of a listener question and this opened up a risk averseness discussion.  In closing, Rex reminded us that this was a most exciting time as we explore more and more of the solar system and figure out how to best use the data, information, and knowledge to be a multi-planet species.

Post your comments/questions on The Space Show blog.  You can contact Rex about his consulting business using the email addresses he provided near the end of our interview.