by Raphael Roettgen
Space holds incredible opportunities for us all, including in business, but more information and education is needed in order to attract ever more investors, potential entrepreneurs, other stakeholders and the wider public to this exciting sector. It was with this in mind that I spent part of my Corona lockdown writing an introductory book on the space economy, in addition to my usual activity as an investor in space companies.
The book is decidedly targeted at a broad audience that is excited about space but does not need to hold a PhD in aerospace engineering – it uses hardly any technical terms and the few ones used are explained in the book’s glossary. Its 236 pages and seventeen chapters aim to inform and inspire, and are organized in three parts. The first and second parts inform about the space economy in general and about its key subsectors (e.g. rockets, satellite communications, earth observation, space tourism), respectively. The third part hopes to inspire the reader, by showing what our future in space may look like, why space is important, and how all of us can participate in this, humanity’s next great adventure, without having to be a professional astronaut.
As Juan de Dalmau, president of the International Space University in Strasbourg commented: “Hoch Hinaus is an extraordinary proof that the apparently impenetrable concepts of satellites, rockets and spaceflight can be explained in understandable terms to anyone who is prepared to read its 236 pages. Written in an entertaining journalistic style, the concepts of space strategy, economics, engineering and entrepreneurship are presented with relevant and very up to date examples from all around the world.”
Hoch Hinaus – die neue Weltraumwirtschaft (roughly translated: “Up high – the new space economy”) is currently released in its original German language edition, but we are already working on translations to other major languages.
The book, published by Spacewatch.Global, is now available as e-book and paperback formats at major bookstores online, including Amazon, and may also come to a bookstore near you.
On 26 Nov at 16:00 CET a Space Café will be hosted by Markus Payer, Editor in Chief of SpaceWatch.Global. This Space Café will be conducted in German language. Reserve your place today.