In this episode we talk about MIT's Lunar Knowledge Graph called Lunar Open Architecture and MIT’s intriguing research on a crowd-sourced, sharing-economy-like, tokenized satellite constellation. A sat-constellation-as-public-utility.

The MIT’s Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative has the goal “to invent, create, and deploy ideas that seem exotic and impossible today, but could be commonplace in ten years.”

Our guest today is the research lead of MIT’s Lunar Open Architecture project, Mehak Sarang. Mehak is a trained physicist and a Research Associate both at Harvard Business School and MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative, and an active member of the Open Lunar Foundation, Moon Dialogs, and the SGAC EAGLE Team.

CONTENT

00:02:14 Intro

00:07:44 MIT Media Lab Space Exploration Initiative

00:12:50 Lunar Open Architecture

00:19:47 Knowledge Graph / GraphQL / Automated Reasoning

00:26:04 Stakeholder Interests of NASA, SpaceX, and others

00:32:32 Database Open Access

00:35:35 How to contribute?

00:37:03 Sharing Economy in Space | Blocksat

00:44:39 Satellite constellation for the people by the people

00:53:53 Time to market

00:56:17 What is needed to start up Blocksat?

01:00:13 Federated Satellite Applications

01:03:26 What’s next at MIT Space Exploration Initiative

01:05:33 Next Harvard Business Review Case Study on ISS

01:11:49 Why space, why space now?

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