We had to postpone last year because of the pandemic, but now we are back on track and Warp Space Summit will take place both online and live in Linköping, Sweden on September 19.
Three online pre-events are also planned, the first on July 21. We will talk about SpaceX’s Starlink and interview Eric Berger, the author of Liftoff: Elon Musk and the Desperate Early Days That Launched SpaceX.
Sweden’s largest space conference
This will be Sweden’s largest space conference!
🚀 We want humanity to become a spacefaring civilization.
🚀 We want that future to happen sooner.
🚀 Everyone – you included – can be part of creating that future.
Warp Space Summit will show how people from all parts of society can be involved in space, together building our future.
📍 Meet the future online and live in Linköping, Sweden on September 19.
In connection with Linköping City Airport, a new business environment of approximately 300,000 sq.m. is emerging, an area for operations in areas such as aviation, space and advanced materials.
The site has a strategic location, primarily for aerospace-related organizations, but also for companies in need of a creative environment with access to research, test labs, synergies and collaboration opportunities.
We were just about to show you the entire exciting program we had created for the Warp Space Summit and start selling tickets, but because of the coronavirus we now have to postpone the Summit until next year.
Our main sponsor, Sankt Kors, is on board for next year and we are looking at a date in April or May.
I mentioned before that we are planning a big, international space conference. Our first thinking was to place it in Stockholm, but then Linköping, close to Stockholm emerged with a very positive attitude.
But the municipality didn’t come up with the money needed to decide on Linköping, but instead a local real estate company showed an interest in backing this effort. We are meeting them in a couple of weeks. If they step up, we won’t need as much money from the municipality and Linköping could still be the winner.
Also, the name will be Warp Space Summit. That, at least, is decided.
Webbdagarna is a big, Swedish tech conference. There we had a booth just outside of the main hall, where we signed-up people that wanted their name in space.
Also, Magnus Aschan, the Warp Institute COO, gave a keynote talk in front of 2000 people and talked about our mission together with Beyond Atlas and showed the 3D-printed model of the first spacecraft.
It’s fun to hear people’s different reactions. Everything from “very cool!” to “why should you wanna go to an asteroid!?”
In the picture, you have Henny Fröroth, one of our volunteers, and Per-Erik Atterwall, the founder of Beyond Atlas.
This is both for the first mission, Meeting the Scrap, and the asteroid mission.
For the first mission, the Beyond Atlas spacecraft will navigate very close to space debris and photograph it. There will be some very cool photos, and unique. Never before has space debris been photographed like this.
The crowdfunding starts at $20, but already at $150 you will get a photo of space debris, with a digital stamp to show it belongs to you, taken from a spacecraft you made happen.