Episode 4: Sascha Deri & Seth Lockman

Episode 4: Sascha Deri & Seth Lockman

 

Episode Summary

A conversation with Sascha Deri, CEO and Seth Lockman, Communications Director, of bluShift Aerospace. Seth presented at the MSF Showcase Event 5 Minute Genius in 2019 (stepping in for Sascha). You can see his video at the MSF YouTube channel, and Sascha had been scheduled to presented at the 2020 Maine Science Festival before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Episode Notes

Sascha Deri is the CEO of bluShift Aerospace, and Seth Lockman is the Communications Director. Founded in 2014, bluShift Aerospace has designed a bio-derived rocket fuel and a modular hybrid rocket engine. Building on these technologies bluShift will create a family of launch systems, the largest of which can lift 30-kilogram payloads to low-Earth orbit. These new suborbital and orbital launch systems will dramatically reduce the environmental impact, cost, and wait times of current cubesat launch services. By launching these rockets in the state, bluShift plans to create over 40 aerospace jobs in Maine in the next 5 years, and to bring revenue from the rapidly growing cubesat launch market into the state. bluShift Aerospace is headquartered at TechPlace, at Brunswick Landing. 

Seth presented at the MSF Showcase Event 5 Minute Genius in 2019 (stepping in for Sascha). You can see his video at the MSF YouTube channel, and Sascha had been scheduled to presented at the 2020 Maine Science Festival before it was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To sign up for the live stream of their launch (now scheduled for October 28, 2020 at 7am, EDT), go to  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/120562875807.

You can connect with bluShift at marketing@blushiftaerospace.com; and you can find out more about the Maine Space Grant Consortium that Sascha mentioned at https://www.msgc.org/.

The Maine Science Podcast is a production of the Maine Science Festival. It was recorded at Discovery Studios, at the Maine Discovery Museum, in Bangor, Maine. Edited and produced by Kate Dickerson; production support by Maranda Bouchard. 

The Discover Maine theme was composed and performed by Nick Parker. 

Support provided by Maine Technology Institute.

 

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