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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
Summer Fun – School’s Out

In this third year of our Summer Fun podcast series, we again talk with industry leaders and some of space and satellite’s most interesting people to find out something about them you may not know. This year’s question is: “What did you learn about the commercial space & satellite industry that you didn’t learn in school?” For the fourth episode of Summer Fun – School’s Out, we hear from Sydney Hamilton, Structures Stress Manager at Boeing and 2021 Promise Award Recipient.

Underwritten by Space Business Qualified

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
The State of Space in a New York State of Mind

Today the commercial space industry would LIKE to be in a New York space of mind. Or would it? New York has the ways and means. But it does it have the vision and the political intelligence? You’ll find out in this podcast, based on the June 15 New York Space Business Roundtable. Guests include: Business Developer Terence J. Clas, Empire Space Co-Founders Patrick Chase and Evan Lerner, RRE Ventures General Partner and COO Will Porteous, SpaceNews Senior Staff Writer Jason Rainbow and SpaceNews Silicon Valley Correspondent Debra Werner.

MAKING LEADERS
Steve Spengler, Former CEO of Intelsat

In this podcast, we hear from Steve Spengler, Former CEO of Intelsat, now retired. Over a 36-year career in the space and satellite industry, Steve Spengler has dedicated himself to providing critical services to places in the world and people on the move where other telecommunications technologies cannot reach. He was inducted into the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame in 2022.

Sponsored by Airbus OneWeb Satellites

MAKING LEADERS
Professor Robert Twiggs, Emeritus Professor – Astronautics at Morehead State University

In this podcast, we hear from Professor Robert Twiggs, Emeritus Professor of Astronautics at Morehead State University. Prof. Twiggs is best known in the space and satellite industry and academia as the “Father of the CubeSat” for his co-development of the CubeSat reference design and P-Pod Deployer for miniaturized satellites at Stanford University, alongside Professor Jordi Puig-Suari of California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo. He was inducted into the Space & Satellite Hall of Fame in 2022.

Sponsored by Airbus OneWeb Satellites

Current Podcasts

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Summer Fun 2021

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Safe Landing

MAKING LEADERS
Voices of Promise

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Closing the Link

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Space for All