Can Space Tourism be a Business?

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The race between private space companies is becoming intense. It is clear that there will be a substantial amount of economic value within the private space industry. Starlink is a perfect example of this. Starlink[1] is owned by SpaceX and is an up and coming satellite constellation that will provide low cost global high speed internet to rural areas. The enabling technology for this business is reusable rockets; however, to have an economic edge SpaceX must use larger rockets, that is why they are building Starship. This larger launch vehicle (Starship) will greatly accelerate and scale up satellite deployment, which will…...

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Mike Hassaballa Mike earned a master’s degree in applied science in 2013, then he launched his career in the data centre industry. In 2015, he shifted gears and took on a Lead Engineer role in a company developing emission reductions technology. He then moved in 2018 into energy consulting. Mike focuses on most critical issues and opportunities in business: strategy, operations, technology, transformation, advanced analytics, and sustainability. Mike writes fascinating stories meant to be read by anyone. He excels in simplifying complex subjects and bringing a fresh new perspective to pressing issues.