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EP39: Data centers on
the moon

Chris Stott is a renowned space entrepreneur with a passion for the economics and commerce of space. He is the founder and CEO of Lonestar, a company about to send the first in a series of data centers to the moon for disaster recovery and edge processing. In this episode, he and Mattias Fridström discuss:

  • The concept of moon-based data centers
  • The documentary film “The University” – featuring Stephen Hawking, Buzz Aldrin and will.i.am among others – for which Chris was an Executive Producer
  • Connecting the unconnected
  • Space programs that could save the planet
  • Securing the cloud
Mattias Fridström
Mattias Fridström
There’s a certain kind of person who gets a little bit too excited about networks. Mattias is that guy. If he had a tattoo, it would be of a network. Mattias holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wollongong, Australia. He joined Telia in 1996 and has worked in a number of senior roles at Telia Carrier (now Arelion), most recently as CTO. Since July 2016 he has been Arelion's Chief Evangelist. Mattias’ passion isn’t limited to networks: He has played golf professionally and competed on a high level in both football and floor hockey.
Chris Stott
Chris Stott
The Founder, Chair, and CEO of Lonestar Data Holdings Inc.

Chris Stott is the Founder, Chair, and CEO of Lonestar Data Holdings Inc., the Lunar information, technology, and communications company sending the first in a series of data centers to the Moon for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) and Edge Processing. A lifetime entrepreneur, Chris is also the Founder and Non-Executive Chair of ManSat, the world’s largest commercial provider of satellite spectrum.



Chris serves as the Chair Emeritus, alongside the late Sir Arthur C. Clarke, of the Space and Satellite Professionals International (SSPI), the largest professional association in the global space and satellite industry, which also named him Satellite Industry Mentor of the Year in 2015.


Chris’ passion for the economics and commerce of space has led him to co-found both the Institute of Space Commerce in Austin in the United States, and the International Institute of Space Commerce on the Isle of Man in the British Isles. He has served on faculty at the International Space University (ISU) since 2003 and is a former co-chair of the university’s school of business and management. Chris is also a guest lecturer in space law and regulation at MIT Media Lab, the Harvard Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, and the School of Law at the University of Houston.

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