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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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
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!
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.