Jan Sohar at the Intuitive Machines HQ
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Czech Space Industry delegation in the USA: Europe has ideas; the States have the business drive.

This week, ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar, as part of our Czech Space industry delegation led by the Czech minister of Transportation Martin Kupka, embarked on an insightful journey across the USA, visiting numerous key players in the space sector.ย  They visited almost every key company in the country, including the headquarters of:

  • NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Lockheed Martin Space
  • Axiom Space
  • Intuitive Machines
  • …and several other notable organizations.

๐—ž๐—ฒ๐˜† ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐˜†๐˜€:
The trip was more than just exploratory; it provided deep insights, especially in our discussions about Space Weather monitoring solutions. But, what stood out the most?

๐—˜๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ’๐˜€ ๐—œ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜ƒ๐˜€. ๐—”๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ’๐˜€ ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€ ๐—”๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป:
Europe shines with its rich academic freedom and traditions, constantly generating innovative technological ideas. However, it often faces hurdles in capitalizing on these innovations, hindered by a somewhat static funding system. Conversely, the United States demonstrates a keen sense for business opportunities, propelled by a dynamic private funding sector. This environment fosters speed and flexibility but sometimes lacks in pioneering truly innovative solutions. For instance, in Space Radiation Monitoring, there’s a noticeable trend to stick with tried-and-tested methods rather than breaking new ground.

๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐˜„๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ – ๐—–๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป!
The conclusion is clear: Europe and the United States have much to offer each other, with complementary strengths. Fostering closer cooperation is not just beneficial; it’s essential to truly excel. We can create a win-win situation, leveraging Europe’s creative potential and America’s business savvy to propel the space industry forward.

All credit to the main organizers: Jan Hladรญk from the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Washington, Ministry of Transport, Czech Republic, and Hospodรกล™skรก komora ฤŒeskรฉ republiky.

ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Axiom Space HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Axiom Space HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Axiom Space HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Axiom Space HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Axiom Space HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Axiom Space HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Intuitive Machines HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar at Intuitive Machines HQ
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar Member of the official delegation of Czech space industry companies to the USA
ADVACAM CEO Jan Sohar Member of the official delegation of Czech space industry companies to the USA

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