This book analyzes the commercial space activities and commercialization processes of the last fifteen years and maps the future challenges that NewSpace companies will face developing commercial space markets.
What is new and what has happened in these markets up till now? Is there a business case for private companies for commercial space? What are the targeted commercial space markets? Who are the future customers for commercial space transportation markets? How can NewSpace companies attract investors? Can we learn lessons from traditional space industries or other companies in other areas? In what way have the last fifteen years made a difference in the evolution of space markets? Is there a future for in-situ resource mining, space debris services, in-orbit satellite servicing and sub-orbital transportation? What are the lessons learned from ISS commercialization?
In addition the reader will find a synopsis of several space transportation programs, commercial space markets, future Moon and Mars missions, in-situ resource exploitation concepts, space debris mitigation projects and sub-orbital commercial markets. Major lessons learned are identified, related to the attraction of first time customers and long term R&D funding, managing technological and market risks and developing new markets and applications.
Dr. Tkatchova is a project manager for a Belgian space company and previously worked as a project manager on long-term research innovation for the European Commission. She also worked at the European Space Agency (ESA) on payload commercialization and industrialization for the International Space Station. In 2006 she was awarded a PhD by the Faculty of Aerospace Engineering of the Technical University of Delft (The Netherlands) and she holds a Master of Science degree from the International Space University (ISU).
She is the founder of the International Journal of Space Technology and Management (IJSTMI), an author of several articles on the commercialization of space technology and the book 'Space-based Technologies and Commercialized Development'. Her work and research experience give her a unique insight in the financial and management issues that impact the future of commercial space markets and NewSpace companies.
Commercial Space Markets and Stakeholder.- NASA COTS/ NASA CCDEV and Space Agencies Technology Roadmaps in the context of Commercial Space Markets.- Technology Roadmaps of Newspace companies.- European and International Commercial Space Markets.- Commercial Space Markets and Traditional Space Industry.- Historic Commercialization Lessons Learnt.- Commercial Space Markets Evolution and Challenges.- Financing Commercial Space Projects, developing business cases, strategic, market and technology innovation risks.- Public Private Partnerships (PPP), Joint Ventures and Research Partnerships.- NASA COTS/NASA CCDev Benefits Definition and Impact.- Technology Spin-off, Spin-In and Space Applications.