India is looking to take a giant leap in its space program and solidify its place among the world's spacefaring nations with its second unmanned mission to the moon, this one aimed at landing a rover near the unexplored south pole.
We are honored to announce that we have Marianne Vinje Tantillo together with our host and group leader, Bjørn Ottar Elseth , in our December podcast episode. This talk is in English and we hope our Indian subscribers will tune in to listen.
This space podcast dives into the big picture of what is going on in space exploration these days. Since the Moon race in the 60’s when it was the United States and the Soviet Union racing to put the first man on the surface of the Moon, the situation today is much more diversified. More countries are involved, both China, India, many European countries and new space nations like the United Arab Emirates, are initiating projects to explore the Moon and Mars. And not to forget Elon Musk with his Starship, with very ambitious goals and soon maybe other rich entrepeneurs with their own space projects.
How can Europe play a role, and can smaller countries like Norway make a difference? Is there a role for both larger and smaller companies?
Finally, the importance of international collaboration. Will the exploration efforts be done in a cooperative manner? Is it possible to ensure rule-based based on laws that everyone will follow, for both countries and companies.