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On Orbit Live at SATELLITE — What Does ‘New Space’ Really Mean?

By Jeffrey Hill | April 6, 2020

      The topic of this episode — our first live podcast — is more or less a question. What exactly do we, people in the space and satellite industry, mean when we use the term ‘New Space’? New Space is often used to describe new companies, new ideas, and new technologies. Is New Space a technical term? Or, is it a cultural identity?

      This episode was recorded during the SATELLITE 2020 show in Washington D.C., and it’s co-hosted by our good friends Grace Graham (Brooke Owens Fellow, Utah State University, Via Satellite contributor) and Brian Garret-Glazer (Avionics Magazine). Our special guest panelists are Dr. Tanya Harrison (Planet), Charlie Nitschelm (Students for the Exploration and Development of Space — SEDS), Rafferty Jackson (Jack Industries, Astia) and Ali Younis (Astranis). Via Satellite also covered the panel during SATELLITE.

      We’d like to thank Charlie and SEDS for sponsoring this episode. SEDS is a non-profit that empowers young people to participate and make an impact in space exploration. Visit SEDS’ website for more information about how you can join or volunteer for SEDS and their many causes and events throughout the year.

      Finally, the Via Satellite team would like to send our best wishes to all of our listeners as we deal with this global health crisis. We hope all of you stay safe and healthy, and we also thank you for listening to this podcast. We may be stuck inside, but thanks to modern technology, we can still talk to people all around the world. So, if you have an idea for an episode, or are interested in participating in a discussion, please follow us and message us on Twitter (@OnOrbitPodcast). Enjoy the show!

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