3 questions to Oliver Wick

Where does your fascination for space come from?

Oliver: My role as a technology scout for emerging technologies initially sparked my interest in space. At one point, one of the technologies on the trend radar was satellite internet in low earth orbit (LEO) for connected cars. The interest in this technology marked my entry into the classic and new space business. The vast potential and challenges of space technology continue to captivate me, driving my passion for innovation in this field.

The Munich New Space Summit brings together a diverse group of professionals from startups, established companies, and research institutions. How do you see such collaborations fostering new opportunities and advancements in the space sector?

Oliver: Innovation thrives in heterogeneous teams with complementary skills. Cross-industry approaches are therefore essential. The Munich New Space Summit fosters collaboration among diverse professionals, which is in my opinion crucial for pioneering advancements.

What do you believe will be the biggest trend in the space industry over the next five years?

Oliver: Over the next five years, a solid industry ecosystem will emerge, similar to the internet boom 20 years ago. This ecosystem will leverage deep tech and classic tech to create interconnected solutions. From satellite-based internet services to advancements in space exploration and commercialization, the industry will evolve rapidly, driven by innovation and collaboration across various sectors.

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