24/7 Space News
SPACEMART
'The Space Economy' - an Essential Guide for Investors and Entrepreneurs
"The Space Economy" provides a behind-the-scenes look at the forces shaping the commercial space market.
ADVERTISEMENT
'The Space Economy' - an Essential Guide for Investors and Entrepreneurs
by Staff Writers
New York NY (SPX) Apr 13, 2023

Remarkable advances in private launch capability and space-based technologies are creating vast new opportunities for businesses and investors in low-Earth orbit - and beyond. A new book by Space Capital founder and managing partner Chad Anderson plumbs the depths of these new opportunities, while also explaining the challenges and risks that need to be considered.

"The Space Economy: Capitalize on the Greatest Business Opportunity of Our Lifetime" (Wiley, April 2023) offers a road map to the economic opportunities emerging in space for investors, entrepreneurs and aspiring professionals. The book has been called "an indispensable guide to the revolution happening in space" by Harvard Business School professor Matthew Weinzierl.

"Amid these challenging economic times, one thing remains certain - space-based technologies are playing an increasingly vital role in our economy and will continue to transform the world's largest industries for decades to come," said Anderson.

"However, many investors and entrepreneurs have struggled to understand the magnitude of the opportunity, the intricacies of this market, and how to navigate the risks. We've seen companies overvalued, a flurry of pre-product startups go public prematurely via SPAC, and few have fully considered the enormous implications SpaceX's Starship will have - not just to the Launch industry, but to the entire Space Economy."

The Space Economy is based on Anderson's more than a decade of experience as a leading investor in this category. The book presents a behind-the-scenes look at the forces shaping the commercial space market, the government's evolving role (including Space Force and the Commerce Department), the risks of regulatory uncertainty and a forecast of what the future will hold.

With SpaceX's Starship on the verge of making its first orbital flight test, The Space Economy explains the revolutionary potential of this new spacecraft and how it will usher in a new era for commercial space:

"Phase 2 of the Space Economy will begin in earnest with the arrival of Starship, a revolutionary launch vehicle that promises to shake up all the givens of space: That it's expensive, difficult, and dangerous to get there. That everything you launch must be purpose-built, engineered, and tested for years.

"That every ounce matters. ... With Starship, you will no longer need to push the envelopes of performance, weight, or reliability to the very limit without any regard for cost. Once you can routinely launch large and heavy things into orbit and beyond, you no longer have to painstakingly carve away every superfluous ounce, design finicky origami structures of mind-bending complexity, or incorporate quadruple redundancy into every component.

"You can take risks and iterate. You can dispense with ultra-pristine, clean-room conditions and build and assemble components in normal factories-if one satellite in a constellation fails because of a speck of dust, it's only one of many. In fact, you can put your entire manufacturing operation in orbit and keep it fed with regular launches of raw materials."

-Excerpt from The Space Economy

Related Links
Space Capital
The latest information about the Commercial Satellite Industry

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters

RELATED CONTENT
The following news reports may link to other Space Media Network websites.
SPACEMART
Deloitte announces formal space practice for rapidly growing space industry
Los Angeles CA (SPX) Apr 06, 2023
Deloitte, a multinational professional services network, has launched a new division, Deloitte Space, to help organizations achieve their space ambitions. With over 15 years of experience advising clients on space-related initiatives, the new division will provide access to a global network of advisors, technologists, and scientists dedicated to helping businesses and governments connect the unconnected and embrace the infinite opportunities that space has to offer. The space economy has become on ... read more

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
SPACEMART
Space seeds take root in Inner Mongolia

Calnetix Technologies' high-speed blower system installed on ISS

NASA Boosts Open Science through Innovative Training

Rocket Lab launches new constellation-class star tracker

SPACEMART
Elon Musk forms X.AI artificial intelligence company

SpaceX reschedules Starship test flight for Thursday

Southern Launch to partner with Koonibba aboriginal community to develop spaceport

Orbit Fab closes Series A funding for $28.5 Million

SPACEMART
Clouds Above, Contact Science Below: Sols 3800-3802

Hey Percy, look at those boulders

Curiosity gets a major software upgrade

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter completes 50th flight

SPACEMART
China, France join hands in space

Shenzhou XV mission crew members set China record

Spacewalks become 'routine' after 12th mission

Rocket that will carry Tianzhou ship to space arrives at launch center

SPACEMART
'The Space Economy' - an Essential Guide for Investors and Entrepreneurs

Viasat confirms ViaSat-3 Americas set to launch

Virgin Orbit bankruptcy: why the UK's spaceport industry may still have a bright future

Nova Space to offer Space Professional Development Program for AWS Employees

SPACEMART
General Atomics completes commissioning of space environmental testing chambers

Juice sends first 'selfies' from space

Viasat real-time Earth antennas integrated on Microsoft Azure Orbital

Seeking Innovative Concepts for Next-Generation Antennas

SPACEMART
International team discover new exoplanet partly using direct imaging

Webb peeks into the birthplaces of exoplanets

HD 169142 b, the third protoplanet confirmed to date

Do Earth-like exoplanets have magnetic fields

SPACEMART
Icy Moonquakes: Surface Shaking Could Trigger Landslides

Europe's Jupiter probe launched

Europe's JUICE mission blasts off towards Jupiter's icy moons

Spotlight on Ganymede, Juice's primary target

Subscribe Free To Our Daily Newsletters


ADVERTISEMENT



The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2023 - Space Media Network. All websites are published in Australia and are solely subject to Australian law and governed by Fair Use principals for news reporting and research purposes. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA news reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. All articles labeled "by Staff Writers" include reports supplied to Space Media Network by industry news wires, PR agencies, corporate press officers and the like. Such articles are individually curated and edited by Space Media Network staff on the basis of the report's information value to our industry and professional readership. Advertising does not imply endorsement, agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Statement Our advertisers use various cookies and the like to deliver the best ad banner available at one time. All network advertising suppliers have GDPR policies (Legitimate Interest) that conform with EU regulations for data collection. By using our websites you consent to cookie based advertising. If you do not agree with this then you must stop using the websites from May 25, 2018. Privacy Statement. Additional information can be found here at About Us.