Vector Space Systems


This week we interview Jim Cantrell, CEO of Vector Space Systems. Jim is a well known entrepreneur and expert in space systems and has 30 years of experience in the aerospace and high technology industries. Jim was part of the SpaceX founding team and served as the company’s first Vice President of Business Development. Jim founded two other successful aerospace and automotive engineering companies and has held CEO positions in aerospace and biometric software companies. Jim also played key roles in the development of Skybox Imaging (now Terra Bella) and has had developmental roles in numerous venture funded space efforts including Rocket Lab, Planet, Black Sky and Spaceflight.

In Space News we have:
H-2A launches Himawari 9
China launches Long March 5
Atlas V called on once again to deliver ISS cargo in March
The ISS prepares for battery swap via EVA
Galactic merger exposes supermassive black hole
Proton Medium to launch first Satellite Rescue Mission

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  1. Chris Parr (@SpaceY_UK) on November 6, 2016 at 4:46 pm

    I really like what you’re doing with the show and trying new stuff on Orbit 9.

    For what it’s worth my suggestions are:

    1. Have Ben do the Patreon pages at the start then throw to Cariann, Jared and Mike for the news.
    2. Use the earpieces or Surfaces to ‘produce’ the news. Ben or Duta could prompt each person to wind up their news item and tee up the next speaker based on a running order all 3 can see. That way you don’t have the awkward segues between stories. Cariann could still introduce each item with a direct question (e.g. “Mike, tell us about this week’s launches” or “Thanks Mike, Jared, what’s been happening with Juno?”) and then interject with questions and comments from the chatroom or her own thoughts.
    3. More MDFolith.
    4. Can’t think of anything else at the moment because it’s generally really good.

    Looking forward to Orbit 10 and the new sets.

    Keep up the good work.

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