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Better Satellite World Podcast: Satellites & Ukraine

In this Better Satellite World podcast, based on the February 2024 edition of the New York Space Business Roundtable, we take a look with experts at where we stand in early 2024 with regard to the commercial space industry and a battlefield that has bled two societies, threatened the stability of Europe and will take at least a generation’s wealth to repair.

Episode 1: Reporting from the Ground in Ukraine

In this episode, recorded as a special bonus interview after of the February edition of the New York Space Business Roundtable, we hear from TIME Magazine reporter Vera Bergengruen. Vera recently returned from Ukraine where she reported on the nation’s communication network, including satellites.

Vera Bergengruen is a senior correspondent at TIME Magazine, based in the Washington, D.C. bureau. She covers the overlap of national security, politics, and technology. Her work at TIME has won the Society of Professional Journalists’ Sigma Delta Chi Award and a New York Press Club Award. Vera has over 10 years’ experience as a Washington correspondent, having worked as a National White House and later Pentagon Correspondent for McClatchy and National Security Correspondent for BuzzFeed before joining TIME. She joined the New York Space Roundtable on February 21, 2024 to discuss the potential role of satellites and commercial space in bringing an end to the conflict in Ukraine.

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Episode 2: Can Satellites Help Bring an End to the War in Europe?

The battle for Ukraine has been a desperate fight. One filled with miscalculations, brutality and an horrific loss of life. The everyday peace and serenity needed for societies to thrive has been upset in great cities like Kyiv and Kharkiv. Europe, the USA and most of the world wants it to end. It will eventually end. But how? Sheer exhaustion? Or can satellites and commercial space play a role?

Our panel of experts includes:

  • Vera Bergengruen, Senior Correspondent, TIME Magazine
  • David Myers, President & CEO, UltiSat, Inc.
  • Stephen Wood, Senior Director, Maxar News Bureau