Emerging Space Markets: Today’s Major Players and Investments

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Recorded on 08/18/2021
Posted in The Authority File

Episode 213

Emerging Space Markets book cover

How has space exploration’s shift from a government-dominated industry to an increasingly privatized environment influenced the market? Are the major players still in the US and Russia? Which investments attract the most competition and innovation?

In this third episode, Dr. Stella Tkatchova, a project manager in the European Space Industry and author of Emerging Space Markets, walks through today’s space market. She explains how China’s rising power in space technology has disrupted the business, and why companies have turned their sights (and dollars) to lunar exploration. Plus, Stella highlights her recent webinar on the lunar economy and predicts how countries will address governmental borders while inhabiting the moon.


About the guest:

Dr. Stella Tkatchova
Author and Project Manager
European Space Industry

Dr. Stella Tkatchova is a project manager in the European Space Industry. She writes books and articles about the importance of commercialization of space technologies and solutions. She previously worked as project manager for Thales Alenia Space and managed long-term research innovation projects for the European Commission (EC). In the early days of her career she worked as a contractor at the European Space Agency (ESA). She was awarded a PhD by the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering at TU-Delft on commercialization of space technology and also holds a Master of Space Science degree, from International Space University (ISU). Several years ago she founded and was the editor of the International Journal of Space Technology Management & Innovation (IJSTMI).


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