Suborbital Round Table - Orbit 10.28

August 7, 2017

We talk a lot about orbital spaceflight. Going to Mars. Back to the Moon. But what about the up and coming Suborbital space flight industry? This week we have a round table talking about the past, present and possible future of Suborbital space flight.

In Space News:

  • Titan’s Complex Chemistry Has Developed An Exciting Compound That Life Needs
  • NASA’s Nuclear Propulsion project is Serious, and Awesome
  • Kepler Finds Signals Of The First Possible Exomoon
  • A new ion thruster for cubesats has unique fuel
  • Airborne Telescopes Will Fly During the 2017 Eclipse

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The Space Launch System Roundtable - Orbit 10.27

July 29, 2017

Our long awaited Space Launch System or SLS roundtable discussion has arrived! Benjamin, Mike, Jared and Cariann all talk about NASA’s new super heavy lift rocket, its merits and faults.

In Space News:
Private Space Telescope? NASA’s Thinking About It
Astrobotic and ULA planning 2019 robotic moon landing
New Study Finds The Moon Has Water In Volcanic Leftovers
Senate votes on NASA 2018 budget
Breakthrough Starshot Flies Smallest Sat Ever

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Our first look at CubeCab - Orbit 10.26

July 23, 2017

CubeCab CEO Adrian Tymes joins us to talk about their plans to create a small sat launcher and the new deal struck to launch 1000 picosats with ThumbSat.  

In Space News:

  • SpaceX drops plans for powered Dragon landings
  • Sierra Nevada’s Dream Chaser Resumes Testing
  • House has voted on 2018 budget for NASA and Space Corps
  • LISA Pathfinder Mission Ends
  • Progress departs ISS, making room for next Soyuz crew
  • InSight’s Seismometer is Fixed, Integration Begins

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The Art of Space Outreach - Orbit 10.25

July 17, 2017

We are joined by Athena Brensberger, science communicator, astrophysics blogger. space science YouTuber and international model to talk about the art of Space Outreach. Lisa flew in from Australia for this one and boy did we put her to work!

In Space News:

  • Images of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot from Juno
  • Is the USA about to get a Space Corps?
  • Smallest Ever Star Found
  • International Space News - Lightning Round
  • The Heart of a Supernova Reveals Stellar Secrets

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The History of Future Space - Orbit 10.24

July 2, 2017

Jim Cantrell,  CEO of Vector Space Systems joins us again to talk about the history of New Space, its origins and where we are now. We also talk a bit about Vector and its agressive plan to launch more times in one year than the rest of the world combined.

 

In Space News:

  • ALMA Views Betelgeuse Directly
  • Roll-Out Solar Array Experiment (ROSA) Deploys on ISS
  • First Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes Discovered
  • Sounding Rocket Finally Creates Light Show
  • 18 Months Later, Planet 9’s Hunt Is Inconclusive

 

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KubOS, An Operating System for CubeSats - Orbit 10.23

June 25, 2017

KubOS, An Operating System for CubeSats - Orbit 10.23
Marshall Culpepper the CEO & Co-founder of KubOS joins us to talk about their operating system for CubeSats and how they are helping to spur the growth of the CubeSat market.

In Space News:
NICER is deployed on the International Space Station
Tianzhou-1 conducts undocking and redocking at Tiangong-2
Updated Kepler catalog yields 219 more planets
14 Year Old Satellite is out of control
ESA selects LISA for gravity wave observatory in space

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The intersection of art, science and space - Orbit 10.22

June 18, 2017

Estevan Guzman one of the Astronomical Illustrator / Animators at Griffith Observatory joins us to talk about cosmic art created by science and its impact on the industry.

In Space News:

  • Was the “WOW! Signal” a Comet? Probably not…
  • Darpa selects XS-1 partner & X-37B gets a new launcher
  • China Tests “Spooky Action At A Distance” in Space
  • Asteroid Redirect winds down, Deep Space Gateway gains support
  • Hubble sees waltzing dwarf stars

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Fight For Space - Orbit 10.21

June 11, 2017

Fight For Space director Paul Hildebrandt joins us to talk about his documentary abou the US Space Program and how we lost our way from Apollo to Shuttle to today. You can watch the documentary at http://www.fightforspace.com

 

In Space News:

  • Cassini Survives Closest Brush With Saturn’s Rings
  • NASA announces 12 new Astronauts
  • Tabby’s Star Dims Again, As Predicted
  • ISS News - Cygnus, Dragon, and SCIENCE!
  • 2 New Moons Around Jupiter Have Been Found

 

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Paving the way to the Moon - Orbit 10.20

June 4, 2017

CEO of WayPaver Foundation Michael Mealling joins us to talk about what they are doing to remove obstacles in the way of lunar exploration and settlement.

In Space News:

  • Rocket Lab launches 1st Electron rocket
  • Jupiter Surprises in First Juno Data Release
  • ISS News - A Spacewalk and a Homecoming
  • Third Detection of a Gravitational Wave
  • Spaceplane News - A Stratolaunch, A Dreamchaser, and a Unity

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A look at ISS Above - Orbit 10.19

May 21, 2017

Liam Kennedy, the creator of ISSAbove joins us on-station to talk about how simply knowing when to look up can have a huge impact on our ability to inspire.

 

In Space News:

  • Hubble spots moon around third largest dwarf planet
  • Engine Updates from Blue Origin & Aerojet Rocketdyne
  • Could the closest extrasolar planet be habitable?
  • Some Masten Space Updates
  • Puzzle of mysterious flashes coming from Earth solved
  • Government Accountability Office Looks at Commercial Crew

 

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