ESA recruits 'makers' for space tech

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ESA has started projects where scientists and companies develop stuff ESA could use in spacecraft, or that would make space technology useful for people. An example is a wearable device that in some way has 'satellite communication capabilities'. Space Makers initiatives are ongoing in Ireland, Switzerland and Germany with more on the way.

We ask Frank what Space Makers has brought ESA so far in terms of working devices and how this differs from regular assignments to space tech companies.

==LINKS==

Frank Zeppenfeldt

Kickoff Space Makers Ireland, May 2017

Follow-on projects, December 2018

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Space Cowboys is made by Thys Roes (https://yeah-science.net/) and Herbert Blankesteijn (https://blankesteijn.com/) in collaboration with BNR Nieuwsradio in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

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