October 21, 2018
Mat Kaplan (@planrad) joins us to talk about the Planetary Society, LightSail 1, 2 and beyond. Jared and Mat dive deep in to why the Planetary Society matters and how it can impact you!
- Long March 3B/YZ-1 Launches Beidou-3 M15 & M16
- Atlas V launches AEHF-4
- Ariane 5 launches BepiColombo
- Most massive and oldest blob of galaxies has been discovered
- Rocket Lab building new launch pad at Wallops
- Supernova time, but this one formed a BINARY
October 13, 2018
Dark Matter and Dark Energy make up over 80% of the universe and yet we still don't fully understand what they actually are. We are joined by Sophia Nasr AKA @Astropartigirl to talk about why dark matter is important to physics.
- Falcon 9 Launches SAOCOM 1A
- Long March 2C Launches Yaogan 32
- Crewed Soyuz suffers launch failure
- Hubble and Chandra vacation together
- Air Force awards launch vehicle development contracts
- Blackholes aren't dark enough
October 7, 2018
Want to take your event's wow factor up a notch? Astro Live Experiences (ALE) will soon be able to create on-demand shooting star shows as well as on-demand aurora. It's a new way of utilizing space for incredible art and entertainment. Added bonus, it helps grow the space industry via launches and infrastructure while also getting people talking!
- No launches this last week
MASCOT Landed and died on Ryugu
- The Goblin pointing the way to Planet X
- SLS rumors point to grim future
- RNA liquid crystals could explain how life started on Earth
September 30, 2018
While Space Law may not sound super fun on the surface, it is one of those things that will directly impact our ability to explore the cosmos. Who is allowed to own what parts of space? What happens if someone is injured by your space debris? Space Law Advisor to the Secure World Foundation Chris Johnson joins us this week to talk over some of the things that the aerospace industry needs changed and maybe a few things you have never even thought of before!
- Ariane5’s 100th launch
- Kuaizhou 1A rocket
- Differential rotation speeds observed in other stars
- More Vulcan stuff.. but this time it’s a rocket
- Martian moons' origin stories EXPOSED (kinda)
September 23, 2018
This week we have an epic panel to talk about the recent #dearMoon announcement including Tim Dodd the Everyday Astronaut, Emory "VaxHeadroom" Stagmer, Dr. Niamh Shaw and Astronaut Nicole Stott. We focus on the impact of the recent announcement by using a trip around the moon and art to inspire humanity in a totally new way.
We went in to a more technical discussion of BFR in After Dark and have made that available immediately to everyone here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z53XCV12z-A -- If you like content like that consider contributing to the show at https://www.patreon.com/tmro
- Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle - NovaStar-1 and SSTL S1-4
- Long March 3B - Beidou navigation satellites C33 and C34
- HII-B - HTV-7
- Astronomers discover planet like Vulcan!
- JPL Troubleshooting Data Glitch on Curiosity
- Giant net catches Cube Sat
September 18, 2018
Astroscale COO, Chris Blackerby, chats about the money to be made from space junk, and how we can leverage these space resources for the benefit of humanity.
- Falcon 9 | Telstar 18
- Delta II | IceSat-2
- Orion completes final parachute test
- SpaceX, NASA, and JAXA all have Lunar plans
- Opportunity's 45 day clock begins ticking
September 8, 2018
NanoRacks CTO Mike Lewis joins us to talk about all of the different things they are working on, including how they launch stuff from the International Space Station, they are building a docking collar and Lunar Gateway plans!
- Long March 2C | Haiyang-1C
- USGS Gets Serious about Space Mining
- Chinese Launch Startups are growing fast
- Lunar Swirls Point to the Moon's Moody Past
September 1, 2018
Dave Masten of Masten Space Systems joins SpaceMike to talk about his current fleet of vehicle and plans to do more than just flags and footprints on the moon.
There were no launches this week
- OSIRIS-REx and New Horizons' targets are in sight
- Leak at ISS detected
- Our Solar System Is Nothing Special
August 25, 2018
If humanity is to have a permanent presence in the cosmos, we will need to learn how to create parts and structures in space itself. MadeInSpace is working on 3D printers that work in micro gravity and this week we have Justin Kugler, Business Development for Advanced Projects join us to talk about their vision of the future.
- Vega | Aeolus
- Long March 3B | BeiDou-3 M11 & M12
- Water Ice Found on Lunar Surface
- SpaceX Updates - Crew access to Load and Go
- Why Jupiter's Stripes Are Only Skin-Deep
August 19, 2018
Emory Stagmer (@VAXHeadroom) and Craig Elder join us in studio to talk about the recent SmallSat conference and what the big deal about small satellites actually is.
- Delta 4 Heavy Launches Parker Solar Probe
- NANODIAMONDS in space
- Cosmonauts play "Toss the CubeSat"
- Earth material more common than we thought
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