Does your investment portfolio need Space? With Dr. Andrew Barton | Nucleus Investment Insights

In today’s investment webinar, Nucleus Wealth’s Head of Investments Damien Klassen, and Senior Financial Advisor Mark Monteiro are joined by space investment professional Dr. Andrew Barton to discuss opportunities in the industry and if your portfolio needs space

On the agenda:

  • Background on recent breakthroughs and cost changes
  • Current investment avenues: defence contractors, SpaceX/Blue Origin, startups
  • Major areas of investment: satellites, tourism, refuelling, government research. 
  • Space race potential between US and China
  • Rough cost to launch kg into space. Speed of change and what applications lower prices unlock
  • Asteroid mining: back of the envelope calculations

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  • 00:00 Introduction
  • 01:26 Recent breakthroughs and cost changes
  • 09:10 Landscape of the industry
  • 13:35 Space tourism and Price to put kgs in orbit
  • 16:20 How other countries are competing
  • 21:05 Space tourism
  • 23:00 Refuelling rockets
  • 26:54 Manufacturing in space
  • 30:35 Markets to consumers
  • 33:18 Space X Starlink
  • 38:40 Asteroid mining
  • 51:06 Space Law
  • 52:49 Space race
  • 55:00 investment implications
  • 56:40 Andrew’s work with startups


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Mark Monteiro is a Financial Advisor at Nucleus Wealth.