Category Archive: SciTV: Space

Aug 14 2015

ESA: The organic comet

On 13 August, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko reaches its closest point to the Sun (perihelion) and the Rosetta orbiter will be there to see exactly what happens. Rosetta will continue monitoring the comet’s activity until the extended mission ends, in September 2016, to increase our understanding of how a comet changes during its orbit and as it …

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Aug 14 2015

NASA: Smoke and fire RS 25 rocket engine test

NASA conducted a developmental test firing of the RS-25 rocket engine, on August 13 at the agency’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi. The 535 second test was the sixth in the current series of seven-tests of the former space shuttle main engine. Four RS-25 engines will power the core stage of the new Space Launch …

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Aug 11 2015

Astronauts Take First Bites of Space-Grown Lettuce

As the International Space Station crew gets ready for the first on-orbit tasting of space-grown lettuce, NASA Commentator Lori Meggs talks with Paul Zamprelli of Orbitec, the company that developed the Veggie greenhouse. This compact hardware was developed with an eye toward supporting future deep space missions beyond Earth orbit, to provide those crew members …

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Aug 10 2015

ESA: Mars seen from space

Full-orbit movies produced from Visual Monitoring Camera (VMC) images acquired as part of ESA’s #VMCSchools campaign. This clip includes images acquired by ESA’s Mars Express on 25 and 26 May 2015.  

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Aug 04 2015

Vulcan Inc.: Stratolaunch Systems, A Paul G. Allen Project

Paul Allen is the less known of the two Microsoft founders and he (Vulcan Inc) has been working on a project called Stratolaunch which will be the world ‘s largest aircraft once completed. The idea is to Stratolaunch be used for launching rockets with satellites from Stratolaunch Stratolaunch Systems unveils a new design concept for …

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Jul 31 2015

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory: Where to Find the Nearest Rocky Exoplanet

Where is Earth’s nearest rocky planet neighbor? The closest rocky exoplanet confirmed outside our solar system is located just off the “W” pattern of the Cassiopeia constellation. The planet lies 21 light-years away and can’t be seen directly, but its star is visible to the naked eye.  

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Jul 29 2015

ReelNASA: RED 4K Camera Captures Riveting Footage of Unique Fluid Behavior in Space Laboratory

Astronauts on the International Space Station dissolved an effervescent tablet in a floating ball of water, and captured images using a camera capable of recording four times the resolution of normal high-definition cameras. The higher resolution images and higher frame rate videos can reveal more information when used on science investigations, giving researchers a valuable …

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Jul 29 2015

Shopify: Do Aliens Exist? Seth Shostak on Space Exploration | FURTHER: Episode 1

FURTHER is an original series exploring the intersection of science and humanity. In the wake of Kepler-452b, Seth Shostak, Senior Astronomer at SETI Research weighs in on the potential for alien life. Producer: Marco Patricio & Vinny Verma Director: Vinny Verma & Stuart Langfield Animation: Stuart Langfield Additional Animation: Jennifer Mackie Original Composition: Jim Guthrie …

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Jul 27 2015

Marc Donahue: Meteorite Explosion – Santa Cruz, CA 7-21-15

While shooting some timelapses, we saw a huge bright flash in the sky. It even lit up the entire ground. We looked up and saw a huge streak across the sky of burning dust. I did the calculations and the dust fell from the sky for at least 50 frames of my timelapse. Each exposure …

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Jul 25 2015

Guardian Wires: The Breakthrough Listen launch – conference opening video

Press conference opening video of the Breakthrough Listen SETI initiative launched by Russian tycoon Yuri Milner and Stephen Hawking.  

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Jul 15 2015

NASA: Five Ways Mariner 4 Changed Mars Exploration

Mariner 4 was the first spacecraft to fly by Mars and send home close-up images. Find out how the mission changed the way we explore the Red Planet.  

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Jul 14 2015

NASA: New Horizons Arrives at Pluto

At approximately 7:49 a.m. on July 14, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft is scheduled to be as close as it will get to Pluto, approximately 7,800 miles (12,500 kilometers) above the surface. This historic moment is part of NASA’s coverage of New Horizons’ nine year, three billion mile journey to the Pluto system to gather data …

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Jul 11 2015

NASA: Launching for America

Veteran NASA astronauts and experienced test pilots Robert Behnken, Eric Boe, Douglas Hurley and Sunita Williams have been selected to begin working closely with commercial spaceflight companies SpaceX and Boeing to prepare for future human flights on those companies’ vehicles. The first NASA astronauts for commercial crew test flights will be selected from this group. …

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Jul 11 2015

NASA: July 10th Daily Briefing for New Horizons/Pluto Mission Pre-Flyby

July 10th daily pre-flyby overview of the New Horizons mission, the spacecraft and its suite of instruments and a summary of Pluto science to date from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, site of the mission operations center.  

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Jul 10 2015

daveachuk: Floating Along the Milky Way (in 4k60p)

This is what flying through space must look like. Quality speakers or headphones recommended! This isn’t CGI, rather it’s just a bunch of image manipulation of gigabytes and gigapixels of data originating from the Spitzer Space Telescope.  

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Jul 08 2015

NASA: Rover’s-Eye View of Marathon on Mars

The Opportunity robot rover have been rolling around on Mars for more than eleven years now and has seen a lot. In this new video, NASA has squeezed almost all video material from the robot into one timelapse video. Check it out above or below. Road trip! This compilation of images from hazard-avoidance cameras on …

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Jul 07 2015

École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne: A giant Pac-Man to gobble up space debris

The Clean Space One Project has passed a milestone. The space cleanup satellite will deploy a conical net to capture the small SwissCube satellite before destroying it in the atmosphere. It’s one of the solutions being tested for eliminating dangerous debris orbiting the Earth.   ______________ CleanSpace One: A Swiss Garbage Collector Satellite ____________________________

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Jul 06 2015

ESA: EDRS: Using lasers where it counts

The European Data Relay System (EDRS) system is a planned constellation of GEO satellites that will relay information and data between satellites, spacecraft, UAVs, and ground stations. The European Data Relay System (EDRS) is the most sophisticated laser communication network ever designed. Dubbed the ‘SpaceDataHighway’, EDRS will help Earth-observing satellites to transmit large quantities of …

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Jul 06 2015

NASA: Russian Supply Ship Arrives at ISS

The unpiloted Russian ISS Progress 60 cargo craft arrived at the International Space Station July 5, carrying more than three tons of food, fuel and supplies for the Expedition 44 crewmembers on the orbital outpost. The Progress automatically docked to the Pirs Docking Compartment on the Russian segment of the station, two days after its …

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Jul 01 2015

American Museum of Natural History: Deflecting Asteroids | Protecting the Earth from Future Catastrophic Events

Will we be able to avoid a repeat of the Tunguska event? Or perhaps even the Cretaceous–Paleogene extinction event? Although massive asteroid impacts on Earth are rare, astronomers have identified thousands of asteroids close enough to Earth to be potentially hazardous. Learn from meteorite specialist Denton Ebel, Curator in the Division of Physical Sciences, how …

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