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Christchurch Aerospace Meetup #3: Commercial Potential

Updated: Jan 30, 2019

This month’s meeting had a focus on “commercial potential”. We kicked off with Richard Sandford discussing ChristchurchNZ’s emphasis on exploration and a new digital storytelling toolkit available to use. Mike Killick from New Zealand Trade & Enterprise talked about supporting coalition partnerships. Hanno Sander offered people the opportunity to work on a group vectored thrust rocketry project. Mark Rocket presented the Christchurch Aerospace Centre’s new logo, encouraged people to promote the new website and spread the vision of Spaceport Christchurch.

  • Roland Sommer from TE Connectivity presented on Christchurch’s high-tech ecosystem potential to collaborate on a cubesat programme.

  • Greg Morehouse from Motovated Design & Analysis shared fascinating insights from working on diverse projects such as the Pegasus air-launch rocket and Titan 6 rocket.

  • Glenn Martin regaled the audience with his anecdotes about the Martin Jetpack journey.

  • Rafael Kargren talked through the Christchurch space strategy pathway.

Thank you to TE Connectivity for sponsoring the food and beverages for this event.


Sheralee MacDonald, from ChristchurchNZ, very "on brand" at the unveiling of our new logo.


 
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