The space sector is at an inflection point, perhaps similar to where the internet was in the mid-1990s: dramatic cost decreases due to reusable rockets such as SpaceX’s Falcon-9 and other factors turn a number of space business models economically viable for the first time ever. This new space economy is projected to grow to trillions of Dollars over the next decades, providing tremendous opportunities for entrepreneurs – who do not need to be aero/astro engineers to participate in this revolution.
In this course, we will learn about the new space economy, its key drivers and trends, and some of its most important business activities, such as launch, remote sensing, satellite communications and space tourism. The final section of the course provides tangible advice for launching a space startup, e.g. what sources of financing are available.
There are 27 lectures, and the total course takes about three hours. There are no prerequisites other than a keen interest in space and its business opportunities. Whatever your background is, you will be able to easily follow along the course.
Your instructor is a space venture capitalist, author of an acclaimed introductory book on the space economy and host of the Space Business Podcast, among other roles.
Space Entrepreneurship 101 is a course offered in partnership with the Space Business Institute™.