An interview with Rafael Kargren. Rafael has extensive background and career in the space industry spanning from ground communication systems to earth observation applications. He has been working closely on many space related projects with space agencies around the world including NASA, ESA, JAXA ISRO, Australian Space Agency, and a number of commercial companies such as SpaceX, RocketLab, Planet, Airbus and Maxar.
Rafael has also been playing critical roles in developing and shaping space strategy in countries as Sweden, Luxemburg, Australia, UK, Canada, UAE, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Indonesia and New Zealand. He was one of the main contributors in the development of the Australian space strategy and founded Aerospace Christchurch in 2018.
He has been involved in implementation of national earth observation data centres and information management systems and has been involved in many international initiatives to improve humanitarian actions and disaster response in the Pasific. He provides active mentoring, coaching and support to several space start-ups and students in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
In this interview, we are going to ask him more about his career path, his extensive experience in the global space industry, and his work to leverage space technologies for the benefit of the planet.
Pacific GIS and Remote Sensing Council
Hosted by: Emeline Paat-Dahlstrom, Co-Founder and CEO, SpaceBase
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