Small Sats


TMRO Returns in our new studio space, Station Two Zero Four! It doesn’t look like much yet, but we have big and exciting plans! THANK YOU citizens for helping make this happen, exciting times ahead!

In this episode we talk about Small Sats. What are they? Why does the industry care and what is the future of Small Sats in space?

In Space News we have:
* Long March 3B launch of Tiantong 1
* Long March 4C launch of Gaofen 3
* NextSTEP program begins phase 2
* Kepler Finds Tabby’s Star is Mysteriously Dimming
* HDR SRB Camera test
* HTV delay means extra EVA
* Cassini Finds Flooded Canyon’s on Saturn’s Moon Titan

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  1. John Eric Thompson on August 16, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    glad you are getting situated in your new studio and i hope it all goes well without too many glitches

  2. James Moore on August 16, 2016 at 5:30 pm


    I’d like to give an update on some of Jared’s comments concerning NASA’s upcoming cubesat efforts. The current plans are for EM-1 to carry 13 cubesats with it to then launch. (I’ll send some pics and links for that in a separate e-mail). The NEA Scout is still pursuing the solar sail for propulsion (a friend of mine at NASA Langley is working on sails right now). However, Lunar Flashlight has abandoned the solar sail. Why? It turned out that the sail would make the instrument platform unstable to the point that they would not be able to image properly. They have instead agreed to try “green fuel” and small thrusters to manuver the cubesat. I’m including a link to the webpage below.

    Clear skies! – QuarkSpin

  3. James Moore on August 19, 2016 at 1:44 pm
  4. Michael Chicoine on October 1, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    I love the model S placed perfectly in the reflection with TMRO as the license plate. HAHA you guys rock! Congratulations on the new studio!

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