Dec. 22, 2021

NASA’s New Laser Satellite Launched into Orbit

NASA’s New Laser Satellite Launched into Orbit

The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 141
*NASA’s new laser satellite launched into orbit
The future of space communications has been launched into orbit by NASA. The Laser Communications Relay...


The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.
SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 141
*NASA’s new laser satellite launched into orbit
The future of space communications has been launched into orbit by NASA. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration together with a joint NASA-U.S. Naval Research Laboratory space weather payload to study the Sun’s radiation were launched as part of the U.S. Space Force's Space Test Program 3 mission.
*Hubble back to full operations
NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is now back up and running after technicians were able to recovered the last of the orbiting observatory’s four primary instruments – the Imaging Spectrograph.
*Russia sends two more space tourists to the ISS
A Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Japanese space tourists and a Russian Cosmonaut have docked successfully with the International Space Station.
*Space Station antenna destroyed by space debris
Meanwhile, astronauts have finally been allowed to undertake a space walk outside the International Space Station to repair a broken antenna.
*The Science Report
Growing calls for a third booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the wake of the Omicron variant
IBM build the first quantum computer with over a hundred quantum bits or qubits on a chip.
Iran’s actions are causing a nuclear crisis which is destabilizing the entire Middle East
Alex on Tech: global chip shortage
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