Innovations in Space: Startups vs Status Quo, GEO Comms, Data Analysis, and Fresh Investment
By August Cole, Andrew Penn, and Bret Perry
Ahead of SATELLITE2018 and its accompanying SGx2018 – of which Avascent is a sponsor – taking place March 12-15 in Washington, D.C., August Cole sat down with Andrew Penn and Bret Perry to discuss how the leading innovations coming from “New Space” companies are shaking up the industry’s legacy businesses, the increasingly competitive market for space-based data services, and how outside investment is shaping the space market. Young space startups focused on reducing costs and time-to-orbit for satellites are also challenging the culture of traditional space primes, who in turn are innovating themselves.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
August Cole is the writer-in-residence at Avascent. He is the co-author of Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War and the editor of the Atlantic Council’s War Stories from the Future anthology. For more information, contact email@example.com.
Andrew Penn is an Associate at Avascent, where he provides strategic guidance to clients including commercial satellite communications providers, national space agencies, top defense contractors, and leading private equity firms. He has supported market growth/entry strategies, M&A transactions, adjacent market analyses, and capture support efforts. He has particular interest in satellite communications technology and the evolving commercial space industry. For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bret Perry is a Senior Analyst at Avascent, focusing on defense systems and platforms, including orbital/suborbital launch vehicles, space habitats, tactical ISR systems, electronic warfare systems, tactical aircraft, and ground combat vehicles. For more information, contact: email@example.com.
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