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Video: TMRO Orbit 10.06 – A Dial Tone in Space

The latest episode of TMRO.tv weekly program is now available in the archive:

Ralph Ewig the CEO Audacy joins us to talk about space based communication for satellites and spacecraft and why it is important for the future of human exploration of the cosmos.

Space topics:

NASA okays commercial airlock for space station
JAXA Space Debris Experiment Flounders
DARPA picks SSL as satellite-servicing partner amid drama
5 Iridium Sats Will Share Launch With NASA Mission
Tornado strikes NASA’s Michoud plant in New Orleans
A Puzzling Paradox on Mars: Where Was The Atmosphere?

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Here is a recent TMRO Space Pod short report:

TMRO Astronomer Jared Head tackles the one subject you all have been asking him to: Dark Matter.

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Space podcasts – latest selection

Here is sampling of recent space related podcasts:

** The Space Show/John Batchelor Show – Wed, 02/01/2017 – 15:30 | John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston
Diane Turnshek discusses Mars City Design, an “innovation platform for creating cities on Mars”, and the Mars City Design Competition, which just closed its entry period.

** The Space Show – Mon, 02/06/2017 – 14:00
Dr. Philip Metzger, a planetary scientist at the University of Central Florida, talked about the development of space on a very large scale.

** The Space Show – Tue, 02/07/2017 – 19:00
Dr. Pascal Lee talked about “Mars simulations & expeditions, the Moon, budgets, SETI, space policy and much more”.

** Earth Microbes! Welcome to Mars | The Planetary Society
“University of Arkansas grad student Rebecca Mickol and her team have demonstrated that some Earth bacteria can survive in the extremely thin atmosphere of Mars. Could Martian bacteria thrive under the same conditions? Jason Davis looks at the Mars vs. moon debate among some space explorers. Bill Nye says former NASA Administrator Charles Bolden is concerned about at least one area of activity conducted by the agency. Mat visits during Bruce Betts’ live astronomy class for this week’s What’s Up.”

** Space Policy Edition #9 – Congress Plots New Space Legislation Amid Trump’s Tumultuous First Two Weeks | The Planetary Society
“It’s still too early to say where the Trump Administration will take NASA, but there are a few hints. Congress is not waiting. Casey, Jason and Mat review a draft of the space agency’s authorization bill and a separate act that asks NASA to lay out its plans for humans to reach Mars.”

** The Final Countdown at Saturn | The Planetary Society
“Planetary Radio’s most frequent guest, Project Scientist Linda Spilker, returns with another update on the Cassini mission that is approaching its grand finale. Senior editor Emily Lakdawalla has a special announcement. Humans on Mars by 2033? Bill Nye sees a glimmer of hope. Our solar system’s biggest volcano is on the Red Planet. How big? Bruce and Mat share some dimensions on What’s Up.”

** John Batchelor Show – Apprehension for Curiosity’s Drill.
Bob Zimmerman gives an update on the Curiosity rover on Mars.

** Episode 95: DOWNLINK–Emory Stagmer — The Orbital Mechanics
“We finally got VAXHeadroom on the show! Emory is a spacecraft designer for Northrop-Grumman. While he normally designs software, he’s also the author of the world’s only reaction sphere control theory. Also, SpaceX has a new launch pad almost ready to go.”

Emory [Stagmar] testing his reaction sphere design on a parabolic flight. 

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Video: TMRO.tv Orbit 10.05 – The impossible space thruster may be possible

The latest TMRO.tv live program is now in the archive:

The physics defying EmDrive returns to the show! Dave Distler gives us a quick refresher on what the EmDrive is, changes since last year and a bit about its peer review process.

Space news topics discussed:

* Juno flies over Jupiter without working main engine
* Cassini Offers Best-Ever Views of Saturn’s Rings
* Intelsat 33e enters service after engine trouble
* CRS-10 Leapfrogs Echostar 23 on SpaceX Manifest
* Worldview 4 has entered service with some stunning imagery
* OSIRIS-REx Will Hunt For Earth Trojan Asteroids

TMRO.tv is viewer supported:

TMRO:Space is a crowd funded show. If you like this episode consider contributing to help us to continue to improve. Head over to http://www.patreon.com/tmro for information, goals and reward levels. Don’t forget to check out our SpacePod campaign as well over at http://www.patreon.com/spacepod