Reclaim the Future: Internet from Space

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?

Our Speakers:

  • 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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Ist das „dabei“ schon alles was ich brauche damit ich auf der Gästeliste stehe?

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Yes :slight_smile: so einfach ist das.

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What’s in for us bei der Space Erschliessung eigentlich? Geht es hier um mehr als um Machtspiele von ausgewählten weissen Männern? :wink:

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Nicht nur ein paar weiße Männer:

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Wen meinst du mit „us“? 1E9?

Generell hat doch JFK die Frage schon vor über 50 Jahren beantwortet!

Reicht das nicht? :wink:

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Why don’t we put our massive CO2 producing data and compute centers which grow fast up to space? Easy cooling , easy energy access and high bandwidth data link down to earth…

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And 2: wann sehen wir den ersten Tesla mit ner integrierten Space Internet Connection auf der Straße?

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Way too heavy and impossible maintenance to send servers up

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Ich glaube eher es ist ne Frage der Zeit. Und es ist wahrscheinlich gar nicht so weit weg…

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Question: will different satellite internet systems be able to work together or will they be incompatible with each other?

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Can Europe or Germany lead as regulator pro? Wenn wir technisch schon Nachzügler sind? Könnte man per Gesetz einfach sein Gebiet abstecken? Und regeln für das future Game definieren?

Oder darf man nur mitreden wenn man auch Satelliten oben hat die Funken?

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Question to the panel: you mentioned digital sovereignty: what thread do you see here from the ongoing militarisation of space?

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Die Feuerwehr nutzt StarLink jetzt schon. Wenn die weiter so viele Satelliten hochschießen ist die Prognose „Nächstes Jahr“, die im Talk geäußert wurde, sehr realistisch.

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I know it´s to late for the Event, but the question just came in my mind. It would have what their prediction on the influences from internet from space to the stock market will be.
Too bad that brains have a bad feeling for timing.

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Das wurde indirekt beantwortet. Er sagte, jede Branche die vom Internet aufgerollt wurde wird davon nochmal aufgerollt werden

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Da habt ihr natürlich beide recht. Irgendwie hoffe ich einfach nur darauf, dass die technologie nicht für Day-Trading, Pornos und E-Sport verwendet wird sondern für wirtschaftliche Effizenz, Ressourcenschonung und Forschung die die Allgemeinheit weiterbringt.

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Haha, guter Punkt - die Pornoindustrie ist doch so oft in Sachen Technologieadoption Vorreiter gewesen mit kreativen Einfällen. Wenn sie das auch in Space schaffen, dann suche ich mir dort nen neuen Job :slight_smile:

Manchmal unterschätze ich das Internet. Habe gerade nach „Nasa sex forbidden“ gesucht, da habe ich nicht das gewünschte gefunden.
So doch gefunden ist allerdings von 2011 https://www.space.com/10822-sex-mars-pregnancy-space-risks.html
Also aktuell ist Sex für Nasa-Mitglieder im All verboten. Falls du darauf hinaus wolltest.
Hier noch für die wirklich interessierten: https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_im_Weltraum

Ich bin dann mal einen Platz in meinem Hirn suchen an den ich dieses vollkommen nutzlose Wissen stopfen kann. Hoffentlich vergesse ich nichts wichtiges … wie mein Passwort für hier

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