Broadcast 2624

15 Jan 2016 Steven Wolfe, James Causey
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Guests:  Steve Wolfe, James Causey; Topics:  SpaceCom as a space business to business trade show focusing on commercial space opportunities.  Please direct all comments and questions regarding specific Space Show programs & guest(s) to the Space Show blog which is part of archived program on our website, www.thespaceshow.com.   Comments and questions should be relevant to the specific Space Show program. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are a violation of our copyright and are not permitted without prior written consent, even if for your own use. We do not permit the commercial use of Space Show programs or any part thereof, nor do we permit editing, YouTube clips, or clips placed on other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted, but the quote must be cited or referenced using the proper citation format. Contact The Space Show for further information. In addition, please remember that your Amazon purchases can help support The Space Show/OGLF. See www.onegiantleapfoundation.org/amazon.htm.   For those listening to archives using live365.com and rating the programs, please email me as to why you assign a specific rating to the show. This will help me bring better programming to the audience. 

We welcomed Steve Wolfe and James Cause to the program to discuss the business to business commercial space trade show, SpaceCom (see www.spacecomexpo.com).  During the first segment of our 1 hour 27 minute program, James started out by describing the business to business commercial space trade show, SpaceCom, which will be an annual event in Houston.  The event has NASA support, especially from JSC in Houston.  We discussed the 2015 event with Steve on Space Show #2659 on Oct. 20 of last year so do listen to this program for event and expo details.  James talked about the five industries being targeted to show them commercial space opportunities that they may not be considering or may not be aware of. These industries included the medical industry, manufacturing, the energy industry, communications and transportation industries.  Near the end of this segment, our guests described programs available only in the Exhibit Hall.  Listeners also sent in several email questions during this segment, including how they might be able to speak or participate in the expo event. 

In the second segment, we focused on technology transfer, the SpaceCom focus on LEO, suborbital flight, and tech transfer with listener questions asking if Mars was included in their focus as well as cislunar space development.  One listener wanted to know about commercial opportunities for on orbit fuel depots and cryo technology development. Don't miss how our guests related that to their event's overall focus.  Our guests frequently mentioned Satellite Applications Catapult, a UKSpace organization.  Toward the end of our discussion, I asked both our guests how they differentiated SpaceCom from other commercial space programs and venues.  Make sure you listen to their response to my question.  Wayne got in the last question, asking them about time lines for commercial space development and noting the fact that the U.S. is not particularly good at long term investing.  Our last topic dealt with turning point events for commercial space.  Don't miss what our guests said plus what I said in addition to the events identified by our two guests. Both James and Steve left us with good closing comments and takeaway points.

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