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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: New Space Domain Economics

The global space market size will raise from 340 million USD annual sales to a 1 trillion USD domain in the next two decades. It is projected that the number of people employed in the space industry as a whole will increase to 400,000 in the next few years. This enormous growth could bring some challenges and opportunities, some of which have been openly discussed at the event.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: FT Live Investing In Space – Insights from the SWGL Team

The Financial Times Live conference on Investing in Space was held in London on the 8th and 9th of June 2022, a live and digital conference promoted by the Financial Times focused on the financial and private investors opinion on the space industry. Sponsored by ViaSat and BAE Systems among others, and with the support of ESA and the UK Space agency,

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: The Global Space Competition: Security, Markets and Sanctions

Space-based deliverables and services have become an integral part of life in most of the developed world. The space domain has witnessed a rapid increase in commercial capabilities and a growing number of nations worldwide are seeking to acquire space-derived benefits and in-house competences. Space thus is a dynamic environment

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 2 in Carcavelos – Day 4

The rain cleared up in time for a small group of space nerds to say goodbye to the coastline of Carcavelos and get on a bus to drive to Lisbon. Today, on the final day of module 1, we had the honor of visiting Deimos and Luso Space. Deimos Engenharia has been delivering advanced design solutions and turn-key space software systems since 2002.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 2 in Carcavelos – Day 3

After an early morning swim in the waves of Carcavelos beach, I was ready for a day learning about venture capital, team management, and of course my favourite topic - sustainability. The first presentation discussed the issues arising from the “space bubble” and the mindset switch needed in order to incorporate ‘business thinking’ in the space sector.

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: ESA’s 2022 Investor Forum: It’s the right time to jump on board

The first of seven global European Space Agency (ESA) Investor Events in 2022 took place on 16th and 17th of May in Berlin, Germany. These exclusive events enable investors, venture capitalists and fund organizations to explore the best deals in the New Space economy. The event provided a stage for startups to showcase their innovative ideas and to show how they generate funding.

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#SpaceWatchGL Column: Space for Business – Module 2 in Carcavelos – Day 2

Our second day ended in a bustling rooftop bar in Lisbon, overlooking the city, the Castle of Sao Jorge on full display. Looking around at the group, there were happy faces all around, stomachs full of wonderful seafood - because that's the thing to eat in Portugal! Day 2 of the course started with a presentation from Manuel Heitor

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#SpaceWatchGL Opinion: Review of Space Resources Week 2022 – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a review of Space Resources Week 2022, the descriptive part. Part 2 may appear in a subsequent edition with the author’s more personal views on several space resource utilization topics in the context of SRW. We recently attended online the 2022 hybrid 4th edition of Space Resources Week, held in Luxembourg from May 3 to 5.

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