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SSPI Podcast

This is the podcast of the Space & Satellite Professionals International. On this channel, we release podcasts in two series: Better Satellite World and Making Leaders.

Better Satellite World episodes feature conversations with people whose work in space & satellite make a stronger economy, a better society and a more sustainable planet. They demonstrate why space technology is indispensable to modern life.
SSPI’s Making Leaders program is dedicated to building the human capital and leadership strength of the space and satellite industry.  Podcasts feature interviews with leaders on their own career paths and the essentials of hiring, managing and leading others.

SSPI releases a new podcast every Monday.

SSPI podcasts are made possible with the support of our Corporate Partners:

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Featured Podcasts

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Invisible, Indispensable Infrastructure

The world is supported by infrastructure that no one can see. It keeps computers and communication networks running, detects hurricanes and wildfires, tracks methane and carbon emissions. And we go nowhere without it. It guides ships and planes, cars and homes. It battles disease and helps take a bite out of crime. This infrastructure consumes little or no concrete or asphalt and few steel beams for support, yet it circles the entire planet. It is the network of communication and observation satellites. This is the podcast series of the Invisible, Indispensable Infrastructure campaign. In the fifth episode, we hear from Jonathan Baliff, Chief Financial Officer at Redwire Space, which recently received the 2024 Business Award from the Luxembourg-American Chamber of Commerce, becoming the first space and satellite company to receive this honor.

Underwritten by SES

SSPI-WISE PRESENTS
New Ideas in Space Safety

In this SSPI-WISE Presents podcast, Tamara Bond-Williams, Director of Engagement at SSPI, speaks with Diana Klochkova, Chief Marketing Officer at Privateer Space, a pioneering company dedicated to making space access safer and more accessible. This podcast is the first episode of New Ideas in Space Safety, the podcast of the SSPI topic campaign: Reducing the Risks of Space, Part 2: New Ideas in Space Safety. Diana Klochkova is CMO of Privateer, where she leads marketing for the space start-up as it builds the tools that will make space safer and more accessible.

Sponsored by ComTech

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
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. In part 2, our panel of experts includes: Vera Bergengruen, Senior Correspondent for TIME Magazine, Artiom Anisimov, CEO of EOS Data Analytics, David Myers, President & CEO of UltiSat and Stephen Wood, Senior Director of Maxar News Bureau.

MAKING LEADERS
Ed Spitler, Head of SATCOM at Artel and 2024 Inductee to the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame

In this Making Leaders podcast, we hear from Ed Spitler, Head of SATCOM at Artel and one of three inductees to the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame in 2024. For more than three decades, Ed Spitler has pursued a passionate commitment to support the American warfighter by supplying best-in-class satellite communications systems to power the success of the US Armed Forces. Upon completing his military service as a Cryptographic Telecommunications and Systems Specialist, Ed went to work for the US Department of Defense Contractor, rising from Senior Technical Engineer to Regional Program Manager, OPMAS-EUR, 5th Command, where he played a pivotal role in transitioning seven Defense Communications Sites (DCS) throughout Germany from analog to digital technology.

Current Podcasts

SSPI-WISE PRESENTS
An Entrepreneurial Workshop

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
The Road Less Travelled

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
GEO 2.0

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Running with Scissors in Space

MAKING LEADERS
Outside In

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Safe Space

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Safe Landing

MAKING LEADERS
Voices of Promise

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Space for All, Season 2

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Risk, Season 2