S03E57: Starlink Surge & Artemis Delays: SpaceX's Triumphs and NASA's Challenges
Astronomy Daily - the PodcastMay 24, 2024x
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S03E57: Starlink Surge & Artemis Delays: SpaceX's Triumphs and NASA's Challenges

Embark on a celestial journey with today's episode of Astronomy Daily - The Podcast, where your host, Anna, guides you through the latest cosmic updates. We'll kick off with SpaceX's rapid-fire launches, delivering 23 Starlink satellites into orbit in under 48 hours. Next, we delve into NASA's Artemis program and its Gateway lunar space station, facing some delays but making significant progress. We'll then explore a groundbreaking proposal for a 14-meter infrared space telescope, Saltus, aimed at uncovering our cosmic origins. Discover NASA's massive new catalog of exoplanets, shedding light on potentially habitable worlds, and learn about the recent discovery of an "evil twin" to Venus, providing crucial insights into life's necessary conditions. Finally, we'll discuss the controversy surrounding the U.S. Space Force's proposal to build new telescopes in Hawaii and the local opposition it faces.
(00:00) This week's Astronomy Daily features exciting updates in space and astronomy.
(00:51) SpaceX launches 23 Starlink satellites in less than 48 hours.
(05:36) NASA's Artemis program faces delays with the Gateway lunar space station.(08:29) A new proposal for a 14-meter infrared space telescope, Saltus.
(12:15) NASA's new catalog of exoplanets and their potential for habitability.
(15:47) Discovery of Gliese 12 b, an "evil twin" to Venus.
(19:23) Controversy over the U.S. Space Force's new telescope project in Hawaii.

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