Astropreneurs: To The Stars & Beyond
Astropreneurs: To The Stars & Beyond: Seeking Space Mavericks
Once the industry of large nations with deep pockets, innovations in space-tech are enabling unlikely entrepreneurs to go from laptop to space player. The space industry is expected to be worth a trillion dollars by 2040, and is now open for business to everyone, including six unlikely entrepreneurs based in Singapore. A former secondary school teacher, a banker, an academic and a student at the National University of Singapore are reshaping global conventions with potential game changers birthed in a nation with little space heritage.
These Singapore startups are building low-cost rockets to increase access to space, space lasers to revolutionise communications infrastructure, small launchers to turn Southeast Asia into a spaceport and plasma thrusters adapted from nuclear fusion technology. How far can they go?