Hello everyone! Finally we have a more lighthearted episode. We talk about Hubble that celebrated it's 27th anniversary, we also talk about the new ARCA rocket, the Lyrid meteor shower, Vector-R imminent launch. Our main topic is the Cassini epic mission finale.
In episode 43 of CosmoCast, we follow up on last week's topic of the US-proposed "space police", and discuss the recent disappearance of the invaluable source of technical information that was standards.nasa.gov.
In episode 42 of CosmoCast, Jarrod and Pedro talk about the recent announcement of a rough date for Falcon Heavy's maiden flight, Orbital ATK's new rocket lineup, and the troubling concept of "space police".
Episode 41 will remain in history as the first CosmoCast episode, which our hosts Jarrod and Pedro recorded sitting in the same room, and what better topic to celebrate the event with, than their mutual enmity towards space planes!?
Days before Jarrod's departure for Portugal, the duo go over TGO's maneuvers, Cygnus' delay, Kourou's unrest, Congress' post-2024 ISS plans and Falcon 9's first reused booster set to launch a second time.
In today's reality, traffic jams, long commutes and the skyrocketing prices of fuel and rent are among the heaviest burdens on city dwellers. A German aviation startup may hold the solution to all four.
The JWST is a next generation space telescope, with 7 times the collecting area of the Hubble, and 18 hexagonal mirrors making for a 6.5 meter mirror. It is also sensitive to infrared light, unlike the Hubble. This will allow the JWST to probe the formation of galaxies and stars in the early Universe, as well as planet formation.