Don’t miss the next edition of Reclaim the Future!, the event series by 1E9 and the Future Forum by BMW Welt. On September 29th 2020 at 7 PM, we’ll discuss why huge networks of satellites will provide us with fast Internet in the future, what advantages this technology can offer - and whether Europe still has a chance against SpaceX and China. Everyone can join the livestream – and we have a limited number of seats available at the Future Forum.
Companies like SpaceX, Amazon and OneWeb are working to provide the world with high-speed Internet from space. The technology could be crucial, for example for autonomous driving. Start-ups from Germany and the EU are also developing innovations that will enable Internet from orbit – from rockets to laser communications to whole mega constellations. But the EU is not yet playing a role in setting up the huge satellite networks. Does that have to change if Europe is not to lose its connection? What are the challenges facing the technology? And: Are there any alternatives?
Daniel Metzler, CEO of Isar Aerospace: Daniel Metzler is Co-Founder and CEO of Isar Aerospace, a Munich based company developing orbital space launch vehicles that drastically lower costs for space access. Having brought on board former SpaceX executive and deeptech VCs as investors Daniel aims to lower the barriers for commercial space access. He previously led a team of 40 students at the rocketry research group WARR developing sounding rockets.
Bulent Altan, CEO of Mynaric: Bulent Altan is a New Space veteran, an advisor and angel investor into the space start-up scene and the CEO of the German aerospace laser communications company Mynaric. He began his career as one of the first employees at the then newly-established SpaceX in 2004. Until 2014 at SpaceX holding the position of Vice President of Avionics and Guidance, Navigation and Control, he was responsible for the electronics, communication, software, firmware and computing capabilities of the Falcon rockets as well as the Dragon capsules. In his second stint with the company between 2016 and 2017 he was the Vice President of satellite mission assurance for SpaceX’s Starlink satellite mega constellation. Between the two engagements with SpaceX, Bulent supported the start-up ecosystem and aerospace industry in Europe.
Clemens Kaiser, Managing Director and CTO of KLEO Connect: KLEO Connect is a New Space start-up aiming to provide global satellite-based connectivity and data communications services. The group is currently working to design a mega constellation of small satellites and cutting-edge user terminals. Clemens Kaiser serves as CTO of KLEO Connect. After a scientific career at the Technical University of Munich, Clemens Kaiser took over management tasks at Kayser-Trede in Munich, a systems house specialized in high-technology solutions for aerospace and science. After that he was with EUMETSAT, an intergovernmental organization founded supplying weather and climate-related satellite data.
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