Who controls space? What is rocket science, and is it really leading edge like the cliché suggests? And if more and more industrial players – think  SpaceX and others – are going into space, how should their activities be regulated?
On today’s episode of The Thoughtful Technospain, we look at technology tensions around – space science and satellite technology.
How can we make space and its use beneficial for all?
To help us answer these questions, I’m joined by Franz Newland, he’s assistant professor in Earth & Space Science & Engineering at York University. Before joining York, Franz worked for 15 years in the space industry. He worked for COM DEV as Mission Engineering Manager in Cambridge, Ontario, and Terma as the lead training instructor and simulation team manager for the ATV Control Centre in Toulouse, France as well as providing spacecraft simulation development and support for Terma to the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany.
His research interests include:
  • Orbit determination techniques
  • Spacecraft operations and simulation
  • Small spacecraft missions
  • Engineering education
Franz is a Professional Engineer in Ontario, and a Chartered Engineer in the UK.

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