Expert Panel Discusses Space Resources at Western Space Day

Panelists left to right: Michael Winter, Holly Johnson, Mike Villeneuve, Neil Banerjee, Tim Haltigin, Charles Nyabeze and moderator Melissa Battler. Credit: SpaceQ.

On April 12 Western University held its annual Space Day. One of the more interesting events was a panel discussion on Space Resources: The Next Frontier in Exploration.

In this weeks SpaceQ Podcast we feature a discussion on space resources. The panel was moderated by Mellisa Battler, a Western grad and current Chief Science Officer at Mission Control Space Services. The panelists were a diverse group including;

  • Michael Winter, a lawyer and a Market Conduct Investigator, London Life Insurance Company;
  • Holly Johnson, President’s Business Manager, MDA;
  • Mike Villeneuve, Director Central Canada Division, Geological Survey of Canada;
  • Neil Banerjee, Industrial Research Chair in Advanced Mineral Exploration, Western University;
  • Tim Haltigin, Senior Mission Scientist – Planetary Exploration, Canadian Space Agency;
  • Charles Nyabeze, Vice-President Business Development, Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation.

It was a fascinating discussion on how we’ll use resources we find in space to what companies in this area should consider as they execute the longer term goal of enabling use of these resources.

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About Marc Boucher

Boucher is an entrepreneur, writer, editor & publisher. He is the founder of SpaceQ Media Inc. and CEO and co-founder of SpaceRef Interactive LLC. Boucher has 20+ years working in various roles in the space industry and a total of 30 years as a technology entrepreneur including creating Maple Square, Canada's first internet directory and search engine.

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