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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
The Promise

In this Better Satellite World podcast series, we ask the question: “What would you do if you had the power to make the world a better place during your career?” Members of the “20 Under 35” cohort of 2023 join SSPI’s Lou Zacharilla to give us some answers. In episode 2, we hear from Julie Newman, Program Chief Engineer at Boeing, Dr. Zhe Liu, Senior Materials & Process Engineer at Maxar and Alix Rousselière, Strategy Consultant for Satcom at Euroconsult.

The “20 Under 35” cohort of 2023 was sponsored by Boeing, Millennium Space Systems and OneWeb Satellites

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Advocating for Our Future in Space in the UK and Around the World

In this Better Satellite World podcast, SSPI’s Lou Zacharilla speaks with the Rt Hon Lord Willetts FRS, President of the Resolution Foundation and Chair of the UK Space Agency. Lord Willetts delivered the keynote address at the 2023 Better Satellite World Awards Dinner where Avanti Communications, the International Rescue Committee and Maxar New Bureau received Better Satellite World Awards for their achievements. He is a member of the Board of Darktrace plc and is Chair of Innovate Cambridge. He served as the Member of Parliament for Havant (1992-2015), as Minister for Universities and Science (2010-2014) and previously worked at HM Treasury and the No. 10 Policy Unit.

Sponsored by SES

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Providing Leadership from Recovery to Success

In this Better Satellite World podcast, SSPI’s Lou Zacharilla speaks with Massimiliano Ladovaz, Chief Operations Officer at Eutelsat Group. Massimiliano leads the UK-based Eutelsat Group team responsible for the completion of the Gen-1 LEO constellation and the design and development of the LEO-GEO Next-Gen constellation. For his achievements, he was chosen as the 2023 SSPI-UK Satellite Personality of the Year and honored at the 2023 Better Satellite World Awards Dinner.

MAKING LEADERS
Onyninye Nwankwo, PhD Candidate in Atmospheric and Space Sciences at UMichigan, Ann Arbor and 2023 Promise Award Recipient

In this Making Leaders podcast, we hear from Onyinye Nwankwo, PhD Candidate in Atmospheric and Space Sciences at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and one of three Promise Award Recipients in 2023. Onyinye is an accomplished scientist in the field of upper atmospheric and space sciences, currently pursuing her PhD in Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering. During her undergraduate studies, Onyinye served as an industrial trainee “Radio Signal Officer” at the Nigeria Port Authority in Lagos State, where her skills in maintaining radio signals and signal processing were key to ensuring efficient communication and navigation services.

Sponsored by Deloitte and Momentus

Current Podcasts

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
GEO 2.0

BETTER SATELLITE WORLD
Running with Scissors in Space

MAKING LEADERS
WISE Women

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