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Want to be a Space Entrepreneur? Commercialization of Space is Heating up!

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Want to boldly go where few entrepreneurs have gone before? Move over NASA, entrepreneurs are joining the space race.

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Want to be a Space Entrepreneur? Commercialization of Space is Heating up!

  1. 1. ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN SPACE Welcome to the New Frontier +Chris Mohritz | chris@mohritz.co
  2. 2. MY GOAL ● Update on where things are at ● Preview of where we’re going & when ● Spark new ideas ● Foresee upcoming changes that may affect your industry ● Getting access to space-based resources will change everything ● 2014 will be a pivotal year
  3. 3. OUR JOURNEY ● Why now ● Earth data ● Heavy lifting ● Spacecraft ● The Moon ● Solar System ● Interstellar Interrupt me at anytime for questions / comments
  4. 4. DEEP SPACE INDUSTRIES ● deepspaceindustries.com ● The gas station (fuel & snacks) Video is a good overview of where the commercialization of space is currently at and direction its headed.
  5. 5. THERE’S GOLD IN THEM THAR HILLS asterank.com
  6. 6. WHY NOW? Things are Changing, Exponentially
  7. 7. BIRTH OF A NEW ERA ● Ansari X Prize
  8. 8. GROWING SPACE DISCOVERIES ● Planets are plentiful ● 960+ confirmed (kepler.nasa.gov/Mission/discoveries)
  9. 9. PUBLIC ACCESS TO SPACE DATA ● planethunters.org ● milkywayproject.org ● solarstormwatch.com ● galaxyzoo.org ● moonzoo.org
  10. 10. INEXPENSIVE NANO SATELLITES ● icubesat.org ● nanoracks.com
  11. 11. EARTH DATA Companies Providing Access to Information From Satellites
  12. 12. PLANET LABS ● planet.com ● Imagery satellites
  13. 13. SKYBOX ● skybox.com ● Satellite imaging & derived data
  14. 14. THE INTERNET GROWS ● Facebook (titanaerospace.com) ● Google (google.com/loon) ● Outernet (outernet.is) ● Beyond Earth (ipnsig.org)
  15. 15. HEAVY LIFTING Companies Getting People & Cargo Into Space
  16. 16. SPACEX ● spacex.com ● Cargo launch services ● Encumbant: ulalaunch.com ● Elon Musk
  17. 17. BLUE ORIGIN ● blueorigin.com ● People launch service ● Jeff Bezos
  18. 18. REACTION ENGINES ● reactionengines.co.uk ● Skylon
  19. 19. SPACE ELEVATOR ● isec.org
  20. 20. MASTEN SPACE SYSTEMS ● masten.aero
  21. 21. SPACECRAFT Companies Making & Operating Ships
  22. 22. VIRGIN GALACTIC ● virgingalactic.com ● thespaceshipcompany.com ● Space tourism
  23. 23. SPACEPORTS ● spaceportamerica.com ● mojaveairport.com
  24. 24. ORBITAL SCIENCES ● orbital.com
  25. 25. SIERRA NEVADA CORPORATION ● sncspace.com
  26. 26. XCOR AEROSPACE ● xcor.com
  27. 27. THE MOON Almost There
  28. 28. GOOGLE LUNAR X-PRIZE ● googlelunarxprize.org ● Discovery & Science Channel Reality Show ● $30M ● Dec. 2015
  29. 29. LUNAR LION (LUNAR X-PRIZE) ● lunarlion.psu.edu ● College-level project
  30. 30. GOLDEN SPIKE COMPANY ● goldenspikecompany.com ● Lunar expeditions & tourism
  31. 31. SHACKLETON ENERGY ● shackletonenergy.com ● Gas station
  32. 32. CHINESE COMPANIES TOOLING UP? ● Jade Rabbit landed December 2013
  33. 33. SOLAR SYSTEM Companies Exploring the Neighborhood
  34. 34. MARS ONE ● mars-one.com ● Colonization ● Reality TV show
  35. 35. STONE AEROSPACE ● stoneaerospace.com ● Robotic exploration ● Europa?
  36. 36. PLANETARY RESOURCES ● planetaryresources.com ● Asteroid mining ● Peter Diamandis planetaryresources. com/2012/04/the-space- economy-a-modern-day- gold-rush-2
  37. 37. BIGELOW AEROSPACE ● bigelowaerospace.com ● Space habitats
  38. 38. INTERSTELLAR Who’s Planning the Quantum Leap
  39. 39. ALPHA CENTAURI ● 4.367 light years (closest system) ● Project Tin Tin? (icarusinterstellar.org/projects/project-tin-tin)
  40. 40. ICARUS INTERSTELLAR ● icarusinterstellar.org ● Interstellar travel by 2100
  41. 41. 100 YEAR STARSHIP ● 100yss.org ● Human interstellar travel within 100 yrs ● DARPA & NASA grant theonlinephotographer.typepad. com/the_online_photographer/2013/05/ot-how- do-you-build-a-starship-building-organization. html
  42. 42. BUILD THE ENTERPRISE ● buildtheenterprise.org
  43. 43. KEEP DIGGING ● Economic Dev. (oecd.org/futures/space) ● National Space Society (nss.org) ● NewSpace Foundation (spacefrontier.org) ● Blog (space.com) ● Blog (universetoday.com) ● International Space University (isunet.edu) ● Startalk Radio podcast (startalkradio.net) ● spaceweather.com ● Live Video (spacestationlive.nasa.gov)
  44. 44. Feedback? Questions? chris@mohritz.co

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