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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The Fit Rocket Scientist talks Europa - Orbit 10.18

May 14, 2017

Kevin DeBruin of fitrocketscientist.com joins us to talk about the upcoming NASA missions to the Jovian moon Europa. We also dive a bit into science outreach and how to best communicate your excitement for space to others.

 

In Space News:

  • James Webb Space Telescope  set to begin biggest tests yet
  • X-37B lands after 2 year mission
  • Waves of lava seen in Io’s largest volcanic crater
  • 200th spacewalk completed at ISS
  • Potential “renegade” supermassive black hole spotted
  • First Space Launch System  mission will not have crew…..also tank damage

 

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Space law at the United Nations - Orbit 10.17

May 10, 2017

Our planetary communications system was on the fritz this episode and the Earth based interview had some serious connection issues. We have opted to leave the interview intact as-aired but encourage you to hit up https://thomascheneyblog.wordpress.com/2017/04/07/space-law-at-the-un/ for more information on Space Law at the United Nations.

In Space News:
* Vector Space launches first small rocket
* SpaceShipTwo Completes Feathered Glide Flight
* Cassini finds ring gap emptier than predicted
* Reaction Engines Breaks Ground on New Test Facility
* New survey hints at ancient origin for “Cold Spot” in our Universe
* SOFIA confirms nearby star system is similar to ours

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A new way to orient spacecraft: Reaction Spheres - Orbit 10.16

May 7, 2017

Emory Stagmer joins us once again to talk about his patented invention: Reaction Spheres. This is a new way to orient spacecrafts beyond using traditional reaction wheels.

In Space News:

  • Next Pluto mission already in the works
  • Ukrainian Rocket to launch from Canada
  • Gravitational Wave testbed repurposed to find comet dust
  • Tianzhou paves way for Chinese Space Station
  • Peggy Whitson sets US space endurance record
  • GLXP Update: SpaceIL Delay & New Astrobotic Project

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Cassini’s Grand Finale - Orbit 10.15

April 26, 2017

Lisa Tatge, Subsystem Engineer on the Spacecraft Operations Team for the Cassini Mission to Saturn joins us for an incredible interview about the Cassini mission and it's upcoming Grand Finale.

Useful links:
https://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov
https://twitter.com/CassiniSaturn

In Space News:
* WFIRST set for 2025 Launch, $3.2Billion Budget
* Commercial Crew Q1 Progress Updates
* First Detailed Images of a Star’s Accretion Disk from ALMA
* French Guiana to resume launches
* The Event Horizon Telescope will soon produce an image

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The small Ion thruster that could change space travel - Orbit 10.14

April 16, 2017

Natalya Bailey the Founder & CEO of Accion Systems joins us to talk about their very small yet incredibly powerful take on Ion thrusters. As these get closer to their theoretical maximum thrust, just a couple of the tiny units could perform all of the ISS station keeping needs! Or even send humans to Mars!

In Space News:
* Potential habitability in Europa and Enceladus
* Update on French Guiana Blockade
* Atlas V aims for Tuesday Cygnus launch
* NASA presents Deep Space Gateway and more SLS missions
* Mars InSight seismometer passes major test

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