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Space Café WebTalk Recap: René Laufer ‘Talks SmallSats’ And Predicts Future Trends

Prof. Dr. René Laufer; Photo curtesy of the author

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Prof. Dr. René Laufer offered these sage snippets of insight into the SmallSat world — and so much more — in this week’s Space Café WebTalk, held on 12 May.
Demonstrating his deep knowledge and understanding of SmallSats and the space ecosystem, Professor Laufer offered key observations about development, missions, and trends from a truly global perspective.
He also answered audience questions about topics ranging from the crowding of the satellite market to the applications likely to drive the SmallSat world now and in the future.

Prof. Dr. René Laufer is a Research Professor at Baylor University, the University of Cape Town, and IAA Small Satellite Committee.

This Space Cafe Web Talk was hosted by Torsten Kriening, co-publisher of SpaceWatch.Global and COO of ThorGroup GmbH. The Space Café WebTalks series is SpaceWatch.Global’s innovative webinar platform featuring global space experts.

Want to know more? Prof. Laufer’s WebTalk slides are available at 200512_SpaceCafeWT_ReneLaufer .

The complete video can be seen here:

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