TMRO:Space

How Space Weather impacts your life – Orbit 12.07

This week we bring on Dr. Tamitha Skov to talk about Space Weather and it’s impact on your daily life. We also go over how she got started and her journey to becoming the Space Weather Woman. This episode has been edited to remove technical issues and re-organized for better flow.

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How to launch and land a model Falcon Heavy – Orbit 12.05

Joe Barnard of BPS.space joins us to talk about his work in making model rockets emulate larger, liquid fueled vehicles such as Falcon and Electron. He has created many amazing models and has been working on thrust vector control (TVC) steering of models as well as being able to stage and even land model rockets.…

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A possible goodbye to the Opportunity Rover – Orbit 12.04

While the Opportunity rover isn’t officially dead yet, at this point engineers seem to be struggling to get communications restored. It’s possible there could be a eureka moment, but for now Oppy remains silent. We chat about our favorite Opportunity Science, Moments and even enjoy the launch itself. This week we also chat about Stratolaunch…

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The student-run space program you’ve never heard of – Orbit 12.03

Martin Siedorf and Martin Zietz from KSat, the University of Stuttgart Small Sat Society to talk about how students are building rocket-repair robots, sending experimental pumps to the International Space Station, launching their own satellite in 2020 and more! Which of their projects excites you the most? Topics covered today: Fast radio bursts, is it…

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From Rocket Bikes to Starhopper – Orbit 12.02

Peter Beck joins us today to chat how Rocket Lab will ramp their launch cadence in 2019, and how it just may have all started with a rocket powered motorbike. We also take bets on when SpaceX’s next generation test rocket, the Starhopper, will fly. When do you think we’ll see it launch? Topics covered…

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2018 Cosmic Wrapup – Orbit 11.50

Mike, Cariann, Jared, Jade, Benjamin and the community of TMRO take a look back at our favorite cosmic events of 2018 and look froward to 2019. Launch Minute: Electron | ELaNa 19 Soyuz ST-A | CSO 1 GSLV Mk.2 | GSAT 7A Long March 11 | Hongyun-1 Space News: 2018 in review Looking forward to…

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Turns out we have a very soggy Solar System – Orbit 11.49

Former NASA Deputy Chief Technologist Jim Adams joins us for story time. We talk about the planetary status of Pluto, the Kármán line, how moist the solar system seems to be, microbial life on Mars and so much more! Launch Minute Everything scrubbed this week… But get ready for next week with SIX scheduled launches!…

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Searching for the secrets of Bennu – Orbit 11.48

Xtronaut Chief Science Officer and Principle Investigator for the OSIRIS-Rex mission Dante Lauretta joins us to talk about NASA’s Mission to Bennu as well as his new STEM card game on Kickstarter: Downlink – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/827615927/downlink-the-game-of-planetary-discovery Launches: Soyuz FG | Soyuz MS-11 Falcon 9 | SSO-A Ariane 5 | GSAT-11 Falcon 9 | CRS-16 Long March…

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Landing on Mars as we look back to the Moon – Orbit 11.47

Guest Conrad Pires from @picosatsystems joins us live to talk about the next evolution of miniaturized satellites: Pico Sats. In Space Nerd News this week we talk about Insight landing on Mars, NASA’s announcement of private companies that are helping to get them back to the Moon and potentially Dangerous Bacteria Found in ISS. Launch…

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NASA’s Breakthrough Prize – Orbit 11.45

In our space news roundtable this week we talk about NASA’s unfunded Space Act Agreement with the Breakthrough Prize Foundation, Exploding Magnetotails, mass extinction in Atacama due to rain and what that means for Mars, animal reaction to solar eclipses and NASA vs China in the race back to the moon. The roundtable this week…

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Mars soil and water want to kill you – Orbit 11.44

We continue the round table format. Trying to tighten it up a bit but still make it conversational. This week we have Sarah Vincent, Michael Clark (in studio,) Benjamin Higginbotham, Cariann Higginbotham and Jared Head all leading the discussion. And of course YOU, the community of TMRO! Launch Minute: Soyuz | GLONASS Soyuz | MetOp-C…

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Sailing the stars with light #LightSail – Orbit 11.41

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! Launch Minute: Long March 3B/YZ-1 Launches Beidou-3 M15 & M16 Atlas V launches AEHF-4 Ariane 5 launches BepiColombo Space News: Most…

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On demand shooting stars – Orbit 11.39

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…

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Can we actually do that? The future of Space Law

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…

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Why send artists to the moon on BFR? #dearMoon

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…

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Making money from space junk – Orbit 11.36

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. Launch minute: Falcon 9 | Telstar 18 Delta II | IceSat-2 Space News: Orion completes final parachute test SpaceX, NASA, and JAXA all have Lunar plans Opportunity’s 45…

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How NanoRacks can put anything you want in space – Orbit 11.35

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! Launch Minute: Long March 2C | Haiyang-1C Space News: USGS Gets Serious about Space Mining Chinese Launch…

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Masten’s Lunar Ambitions – Orbit 11.34

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 Space News: OSIRIS-REx and New Horizons’ targets are in sight Leak at ISS detected Our Solar System Is Nothing Special

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3D Printing in micro gravity with Made In Space

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. Made In Space 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…

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The big deal about SmallSats

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. Launch Minute Delta 4 Heavy Launches Parker Solar Probe Space News NANODIAMONDS in space Cosmonauts play “Toss the CubeSat” Earth material more common than we thought

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The Space Shuttle you never knew about – Orbit 11.31

We are joined by Chuck Ryan who built the shuttle simulator ‘Resolution’ to talk about his adventures in NASA and beyond. Launch Minute Falcon 9 Launches Merah Putih/Telkom 4 Space News: Star-making fuel NASA Awards Multiple Research and Development Contracts Ultrahot Jupiters are more like stars than we thought

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NASA’s InSight mission to study Mars – Orbit 11.29

The Principal Investigator of NASA/JPL’s InSight Mission, Bruce Banerdt, joins us to talk about their mission to Mars, looking for Marsquakes and the latest on InSight itself. Space Launches: Blue Origin Mission 9 Falcon 9 Launches Telstar 19 VANTAGE Ariane 5 Launches Galileo 23-26 Falcon 9 Launches Iridium-7 Mission In Space News: Water on Mars…

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What’s missing to get humans to Mars? – Orbit 11.28

We have our scheduled roundtable this week, voted on by the Citizens of TMRO. Jared hosts and asks, “What are the missing pieces needed to get humans to Mars?” This turned in to a really lively discussion and we would love your comments below or on our new forums at https://community.tmro.tv Launches: Launch of Progress…

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Creating a Starship Culture with Gateway Foundation – Orbit 11.27

John Blincow and Dr. Tom Spilker join us to talk about the Gateway Foundation and their plans to design, test and build the Gateway Spaceport. If you’re interested in helping volunteer your time and talents to making the Gateway real, head over to https://gatewayspaceport.com for more information Space News: An Eruptive Enigma Solved on Mars…

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Enjoying a cup of coffee in space – Orbit 11.26

Jeffrey Ayers of Death Wish Coffee joins us to talk about the caffeinated payload they just sent up to the International Space Station aboard SpaceX’s CRS-15. TMRO has an incredible history with coffee. When we were Spacevidcast the whole show was produced at the back of the Crow River Coffee Company, we had our own…

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The different personalities of the JPL rovers – Orbit 11.24

JPL Science System Engineer Kim Steadman joins us to talk about some past, present and future missions that JPL has sent to Mars and beyond. We touch on Spirit, Opportunity, Curiosity, the upcoming Mars 2020 and the different personalities each rover has. We sprinkle a little Juno and Cassini in there for good measure as…

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Humanity amongst the stars with Isaac Arthur – Orbit 11.12

Futurist Isaac Arthur joins the cast of TMRO to talk about humanities future amongst the stars as well as living in a simulation, faster than light communication and galactic intelligence. Launches: Falcon 9 Launches SES-12 Long March 3A Launches Fengyun -2H Soyuz Launches new Space Station Crew Space News: Curiosity Confirms Complex Organics on Mars…

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Orion Span’s Aurora Commercial Space Station

Orion Span’s CEO Frank Bunger joins us to talk about their upcoming commercial space station: Aurora. Frank also dives in to his larger vision of the future: humans living and working in the cosmos. Launches: Long March 2D Launches Gaofen-6 Space News: Curiosity Resumes Drilling Remembering Alan Bean and Don Peterson Jets seen by Rosetta…

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Riverside Telescope Makers Conference – Orbit 11.21

We have Space Mike at the @ISDC 2018 Expo and Jared at the @RTMCAstroExpo 2018 Astronomy Expo! Jared sits down with Martin Carey and Travis Holmes to talk about citizen astronomy. Launches: Long March 4C Launches Queqiao Lunar Relay Antares launches Cygnus OA-9 mission to ISS Falcon 9 Launches Iridium-6 and GRACE-FO Space News: Grande-sized…

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Moonshot Space – Orbit 11.20

Troy McCann of Moonshot Space joins us this week to talk about the non-profit Moonshot Foundation, MoonshotX Accelerator and Gemini Ideator. You can follow Moonshot Space on their website at https://www.moonshotspace.co/ or via Twitter at @moonshotspaceco Launches: China OneSpace launches first private rocket Space News: First Light for TESS Wall-E’s first picture A Carbon-Rich Asteroid…

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Relativity: How to print a rocket on Earth and Mars – Orbit 11.19

Tim Ellis, CEO of Relativity, joins us to talk about his orbital launch company that is using automation and 3D printing to revolutionise how rockets are built. Launches: Long March 4C Launches Gaofen-5 SpaceX Launches Bangabandhu Satellite-1 on Maiden Block 5 News: GEDI to Launch Late 2018 Robonaut 2 has returned to Earth for repairs…

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From Public to Private Space – Orbit 11.18

We have a popup round table this week where we ask, what current Government space programs are well suited to move to the commercial market? And is commercializing space even a good thing? Make sure to leave your own personal comments and thoughts below, remembering to follow our very basic rules: treat others as you…

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Women working in STEM – Orbit 11.17

Holly Griffith, NASA Orion Vehicle Systems Engineer joins us this week to talk women working at NASA and in STEM. Launches: Sentinal-3B launches on Russian Rockot Chinese Long March 11 launches Zhuhai-1 remote sensing satellites News: Uranus smells like farts Bridenstine sworn in as NASA Administrator Gaia

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Making Space Accessable via Space Nation – Orbit 11.16

Kalle Vähä-Jaakkola, co-founder of Space Nation joins us to talk Astronaut Training and making space accessible to mere mortals. Launches: Atlas V launches AFSPC 11 Falcon 9 launches TESS Proton launches Blagovest No. 12L News: Meteorite Diamonds! New Orbital ATK Rocket DARKNESS will hunt for planets

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Rod Pyle’s Amazing Stories of the Space Age – Orbit 11.15

Author Rod Pyle joins us to talk about many topics including the Space 2.0 Revolution, International Space Development Conference and how to build a Death Star. Launches: Long March 4C Launches Yaogan-31 Trio PSLV-XL Launches IRNSS-1I News: Orion Span Announces Plan for Space Hotel Elon Musk Posts Picture of BFR layup tool New Lunar Tour…

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