S02E01: Lunar Landings, Cybersecurity, and Repurposing Satellites
Astronomy Daily - The PodcastApril 28, 2023x
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S02E01: Lunar Landings, Cybersecurity, and Repurposing Satellites

Andrew DunkleyAndrew DunkleyHost
In this Astronomy Daily podcast episode, new host Tim Gibbs (AstroTim) is joined by Halley to discuss the latest news in space exploration. Private companies like Astrobotic, Intuitive Machines, Mast and Space Systems, Blue Origin, and SpaceX are planning multiple missions to the Moon, some to deliver scientific instruments and payloads, while others will transport humans in the future. SpaceX's Starship rocket prototype achieved launch successfully, but it exploded during its seperation attempt. Thales has successfully demonstrated its ability to protect a demonstration satellite from cyberattacks, highlighting the need for increased cybersecurity measures in space. Astria has launched a new satellite tasking capability in partnership with major satellite imagery providers, enabling customers to request and receive tasking of high-resolution satellite imagery within hours, offering more efficient and cost-effective access to high-resolution satellite imagery. Researchers at USC are collaborating with the software company Tangram Flex to replace the software components within legacy satellites to repurpose them, which could result in cost savings and less space debris. Voyager Two, launched in 1977, has begun using a small reservoir of backup power to keep its five science instruments operating, enabling the mission to postpone shutting down the science instruments until 2026. You can find out more about the low cost observatory being set in in Bath (UK) by visiting their website: https://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/education/low-cost-observatory-students-university-101854/ Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts from. Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/astronomy-daily-the-podcast/id1642258990 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/2kPF1ABBW2rCrjDlU2CWLW Or stream from our websites at www.spacenuts.io or our HQ at www.bitesz.com Astronomy Daily The Podcast now has its own YouTube channel – please subscribe (we’re a little lonely there) – thank you: www.youtube.com/@astronomydailythepodcast Commercial Free Premium version available with a Space Nuts subscription via Supercast only. Details: https://spacenuts.supercast.com/ Please subscribe to the podcast and if you have a moment, a quick review would be most helpful. Thank you… Please show our sponsor some love. Looking to buy a domain name and establish yourself online for not very much money? Then use the folks we trust all our domains too… NameCheap…and help support the show. To find out more visit www.spacenutspodcast.com/namecheap - thank you. #space #astronomy #science #podcast #astronomydaily #spacenuts #spacetime