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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Kai-Uwe Schrogl “A Challenging Presidency – A Bright Perspective For Europe In Space”

With the end of the year, Germany passed on the EU Council Presidency. After six months of tumultuous political developments and an intensification of the COVID-19 crisis, Germany was able to finalize the big dossiers relevant for the next years. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer drew a resumé on the space …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: My 2020 in a review – by Frank Salzgeber

SpaceWatch.Global asked its friends, staff and contributors to review 2020 and provide an outlook into 2021. These personal reviews are being published during the holiday season. This is the review interview of Frank Salzgeber, Head of Innovation and Ventures Office at the European Space Agency (ESA). He was interviewed by …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Mohammed Ali of Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH

Interview by Ray Stott of SpaceSpecialists Ltd, co-produced by ATOS Mohammed Ali also “Ali” for short, please could you introduce yourself I am “Ali” from Atos IT Solutions and Services GmbH and have worked in the space industry since 2000 previously working in the Aerospace sector. I have a Bachelor’s …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Grant Bonin of Spaceflight Inc. – “Our ambitions are clearly beyond LEO”

Seattle-based Spaceflight Inc. is a pioneer in rideshare services and offers a suite of products and services including payload integration, launch and in-orbit transfer. Spaceflight serves commercial and non-profit organizations as well as institutions and government entities to achieve their mission goals. Spacewatch.Global Editor-in-Chief had the chance to talk with …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Daniel Neuenschwander of ESA

Europe’s prime launcher Ariane 5 is to retire in 2023, and the development of Ariane 6 is reaching a crucial stage. This week, the ESA Council will decide on additional budget that ESA requested to bring it to fruition.  SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer spoke to Daniel Neuenschwander, Director of Space Transportation at ESA, about Ariane 5 …

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Space Café Podcast Episode 017 Featuring Kellie Gerardi Is Now Available

SpaceWatch.Global is pleased to present the 17th episode in our podcast series The Space Cafe Podcast: Kellie Gerardi – high stakes and deep insights into the potentially first social media star in space. Episode 017 features special guest Kellie Gerardi. Kellie Gerardi has embarked on an unusual career path that …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: Ali Al Hashemi of Thuraya – “Laser-focused”

Thuraya, leader in mobile satellite services based in the UAE, announced a few weeks ago the order of the new Thuraya 4-NGS satellite. SpaceWatch.Global’s Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk to Thuraya’s CEO Ali Al Hashemi. Markus Payer: When you ordered your next big satellite, Thuraya 4-NGS, you …

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#SpaceWatchGL interviews: Juan Tomas Hernani, CEO Satlantis, about Earth Observation, smart imaging and super resolution

High Resolution from the Low Earth Orbit: Founded in 2014, the Bilbao/Spain-based Satlantis is a pioneer and frontrunner in Earth Observation today. SpaceWatch.Global’s Editor in Chief Markus Payer spoke with Satlantis CEO Juan Tomas Hernani about trends in the industry and technology, public and private funding, rideshare and the unprecedented …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews: “International and cooperative” – Review of the 71th International Astronautical Congress by Prof. Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund

2020 changed everything, also the International Astronautical Congress. Instead of meeting the global space community in person in Dubai this year, we met in CyberSpace during the first edition of the International Astronautical Congress earlier last week from 12-14 Oct 2020. SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk …

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#SpaceWatchGL Interviews – Kai-Uwe Schrogl: “Europe has to stand united”

On 1 July 2020, Germany has taken its term in the EU Presidency. Space and space-related initiatives were on the agenda in the preparation. Now, halfway through the term, SpaceWatch.Global Editor-in-Chief Markus Payer had the opportunity to talk with Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl who is seconded from the European Space …

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