DECEMBER 3, 2020 // VIRTUAL EVENT

The Freight Industry’s First Free Virtual Space Logistics Conference

The SpaceWaves virtual event presented by FreightWaves on Dec. 3 will explore future supply chain possibilities in space and how they intersect with new commercial opportunities and advanced rocket technologies. FreightWaves just announced that the keynote speaker will be Mark Wiese, manager for the Gateway Program’s Deep Space Logistics project at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. His job includes overseeing the commercial logistics for the agency’s Gateway lunar orbiting platform to supply moon missions. Gateway is integral to NASA’s Artemis program that will land the first woman and next man on the Moon by 2024, using innovative technologies to explore more of the lunar surface than ever before. We will collaborate with our commercial and international partners and establish sustainable exploration by the end of the decade. Then, we will use what we learn on and around the Moon to take the next giant leap – sending astronauts to Mars.

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Welcome

12/3/2020 9:00 AM

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Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Keynote - Space: Our Next "Last Mile"

12/3/2020 9:10 AM

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Mark will unpack the importance of, and exciting opportunities for, the logistics industry to collaborate with the Gateway Program’s Deep Space logistics commercial supply chain in support of NASA’s Artemis lunar exploration program to land the first woman and next man on The Moon by 2024

Mark D. Wiese
Manager
Deep Space Logistics, Gateway Program, NASA Kennedy Space Center
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Live Keynote Q&A

12/3/2020 9:30 AM

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Mark D. Wiese
Manager
Deep Space Logistics, Gateway Program, NASA Kennedy Space Center
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Maxwell Briggs
iTech Program Executive
NASA Glenn Research Center, Cleveland, Ohio
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Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

The New Frontier: Doing Business in Space

12/3/2020 9:50 AM

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With his new book, Space is Open for Business, Robert Jacobson highlights the rapidly progressing commercial space sector. Hear about the companies and the strategies that are leaing the way in this new frontier. The future will be here before you know it!

Robert Jacobson
Author
Space Is Open For Business
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Craig Fuller
Founder and CEO
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Manufacturing in Space

12/3/2020 10:15 AM

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The days of building goods on Earth and launching them into space will soon be behind us. What will the manufacturing sector look like when it's operating in zero-gravity? Robots will be an essential component of the space manufacturing sector and it'll be happening a lot sooner than you may think.

Yuske Taguchi
Director, Business Development
GITAI Inc.
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John Kingston
Executive Editor and Oil Market Expert
FreightWaves
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Live Interview with Dooner and Michael Vincent

12/3/2020 10:35 AM

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Justin Baird
Vice President and Head of Innovation, Asia Pacific
DHL
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Geopolitical and Security Concerns of Commercializing Space

12/3/2020 10:50 AM

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As space becomes more competitive, both in the public and private sectors, the risk for dispute grows. Much like the expeditions into new continents hundreds of years ago, there are enormous geopolitical and security concerns that must be addressed. The sooner we can discuss these issues, the better we can avoid conflict.

Denisa Scott
President and Principle Consultant
NüsPrime Endeavors LLC
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Kevin Hill
Director of Editorial & Research
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Live Interview With Dooner and Michael Vincent

12/3/2020 11:20 AM

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Franklin Chang Díaz
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Ad Astra Rocket Company
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Financing the Supply Chains of Space: Everything You Need to Know

12/3/2020 11:35 AM

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Brant will examine the hurdles and opportunities in financing the commercial space sector. What should interested investors look for? Additionally, he and George will discuss the role that logistics companies can and should play in the commercial space sector. Which brand name transportation company will be the first to put their logo on the side of a cargo rocket?

J. Brant Arseneau
Space & Fintech Entrepreneur
9Point8 Capital
Speaker Bio
George Abernathy
President
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

The Race for Space Supremecy: Global pursuit of commercialization

12/3/2020 11:55 AM

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The Space Race of the 21st century is hotter than ever. The only difference between today and the race of decades ago are the number of players and the growing role of the private sector. Keith Cowing has spent years reporting on different space agencies around the world and where the race for extra-terrestrial supremacy stands today.

Keith Cowing
Editor
NASA Watch
Speaker Bio
Travis Rhyan
Chief Product Officer
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Break and Live NASA Imagery

12/3/2020 12:25 PM

Building a Martian Supply Chain: Sustaining Life on the Red Planet

12/3/2020 1:05 PM

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Sydney is literally the guy designing the supply chains to support human colonies on Mars. Given that the days of human exploration on the red planet are not too distant, the infrastructure needed to carry humans there is being built today. What will the logistics on Mars look like in addition to the logistics of getting supplies to Mars?

Sydney Do
Systems Engineer
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Speaker Bio
Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Using Satellites to Track and Decipher Maritime Trade

12/3/2020 1:25 PM

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The maritime trade has rarely been this volatile and the need for transparency has rarely been this high. Spire Maritime general manager Simon van den Dries outlines how satellite technology can provide a vital view from orbit of where ships are and where they’re going.

Simon van den Dries
General Manager
Spire Maritime
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Greg Miller
Senior Editor
FreightWaves
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Live Interview With Dooner and Michael Vincent

12/3/2020 1:45 PM

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How nasa inspires entrepreneurs of the future.


Krystian Gebis
Founder
Autobon AI
Speaker Bio
Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Live Interview With Dooner and Michael Vincent

12/3/2020 2:00 PM

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Alexander William Salter
Professor of Economics, Rawls College of Business
Texas Tech University
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Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
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Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

The Challenges of Maintaining an Operation Space Supply Chain

12/3/2020 2:15 PM

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A rocket doesn't break down on the side of the road and require a tow truck. Keeping your space supply chain operational is significantly more challenging, not to mention expensive, than anything known on Earth. Darren McKnight diagnoses and repairs satellites from his seat on this planet.  Hear how we will tackle the same challenges when the vehicle is thousands of miles above the ground.

Darren McKnight
Technical Director
Centauri
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JT Engstrom
Chief Strategy Officer
FreightWaves
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Exploring Deep Space Commodities and the Opportunities They Present on Earth

12/3/2020 2:35 PM

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Natural resources in space will present new opportunities here on Earth and for eventual human endeavors throughout space. How will these be procured and what are the possibilities for energy and other needs? Tom literally wrote the book on Deep Space Commodities.

Tom James
Commodity Market Expert and Author
Deep Space Commodities
Speaker Bio
Kevin Hill
Director of Editorial & Research
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio

Great Quarter Guys LIVE

12/3/2020 3:00 PM

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Kevin Hill
Director of Editorial & Research
FreightWaves
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Andrew Cox
Market Research Analyst
FreightWaves
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Ronald Epstein
Senior Equity Analyst
Bank of America Merrill Lynch
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Closing Remarks

12/3/2020 3:30 PM

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Michael Vincent
Freightcaster
FreightWaves
Speaker Bio
Tim Dooner
Multimedia Specialist
FreightWaves
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