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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

Bridging the Broadband Gap

In this series, part of the Bridging the Broadband Gap campaign, we explore the expanding role of satellite broadband in the Enterprise and Humanitarian sectors. SSPI will speak with companies that are delivering fast, secure affordable Internet to businesses and institutions; schools and villages. These companies lead the changes that have established new orbits and new delivery models. The race is on to reduce the cost of service to levels never seen before so that the “middle of nowhere” will become no more! The first episode features an interview with Hughes Vice President of North American Sales Randy Anders and Hughes Vice President of the International Division Vaibhav Magow.

Underwritten by Hughes and
Sponsored by Hellas Sat

Building and Cruising the Cislunar Highway

In this podcast, based on the December 2022 edition of the New York Space Business Roundtable, our guests help us to better understand how Artemis and a host of other NASA-led missions and initiatives will pave the way for public private partnerships to enlist American entrepreneurship to open up this new frontier to commercial enterprise. Our guests include Jim Free, Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters and Chris Stott, SSPI Chair Emeritus and Founder, Chair and CEO of Lonestar Data Holdings Inc.

Steve Bates, Director of Systems Engineering at Maxar and 2022 Mentor of the Year

In this Making Leaders podcast, we hear from Steve Bates, Director of Systems Engineering at Maxar and 2022 Mentor of the Year. In his current role, he is responsible for managing a team of systems engineers and developing the safety roadmap for Maxar. Steve draws on his deep experience in aviation safety from a long and impressive career in the industry to help Maxar ensure that the company meets the demanding safety requirements for a crewed NASA spacecraft as part of the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) for Gateway, a vital part of NASA’s Artemis program. He is also responsible for preparing Maxar engineers to safely execute new missions as part of the company’s business development strategy.

Sponsored by Kymeta, Momentus and SpaceX

Chiara Cocchiara, Systems Operations Engineer at EUMETSAT and 2022 Promise Award Recipient

In this Making Leaders podcast, we hear from Chiara Chocchiara, Systems Operations Engineer for the European Organisation for the Exploitation of Meteorological Satellites (EUMETSAT). In her current role at EUMETSAT, she is responsible for operations preparation for future satellite missions with a particular focus on Earth Observation. Chiara manages the mission Reference Operations Plan and Handover Plan to Operations as part of this work. Since joining EUMETSAT, Chiara has held many different roles, each of which gained increased responsibilities over the previous role.

Sponsored by Kymeta, Momentus and SpaceX

Current Podcasts

Summer Fun 2021

Safe Landing

Voices of Promise

Space for All, Season 2