Space Gab Podcast
Space Gab Podcast
Space Gab Podcast
Podcast (Audio Space Report) about space related topics. Mike Coletta, who supported the space industry for almost 2 decades, shares news of current and past events that relate to various space programs. Space and astronomical related events are also covered in this audio Space Report. Mike Coletta's Space Gab Podcast was featured in the opening scenes of the COSMOS 2019 Movie, a science fiction thriller about 3 Astro-Nuts in search of mysteries of the universe.
Space Gab Podcast #215 for 23 Jan 2023
NASA is suspending efforts, at least until late next year, to try to fully deploy a solar array on its Lucy spacecraft, Rocket Lab now targeting Tuesday Jan 24th for first Electron mission from Virginia, Memories of a younger, simpler time. The Thunderbirds TV show, Thunderbird 5 was in space, China's astronauts at Tiangong Space Station CSS celebrating and decorating, Detailed renders of the three Tiangong space station modules, Buzz Aldrin gets married at 93, Yutu-2 lunar rover and Chang’e-4 lunar lander woke up on Jan 15 & 16, continuing their exploration on the Moon in the 51th lunar day, First ISS spacewalk of 2023 completed, Video of this morning's meteor taken from my neighborhood, Falcon 9 launches GPS III satellite to orbit, The Tulsa Air and Space Museum is at-risk of closing its doors for good, space capsule on Oklahoma roadside needs to be moved.
Jan 23
34 min
Space Gab Podcast #214 for 16 Jan 2023
Excuse my Duck Dynasty Beard, Lunar Flashlight cubesat experiences thruster issues, Liftoff of SpaceX Falcon Heavy, It's like being a spacewalker above China's Tiangong Space Station CSS, China's 5th rocket launch of 2023, China’s space industry setting foot in Africa, SpaceX has pushed back its first Starlink launch of the year until no earlier than Wednesday to wait for improved weather at the Falcon 9 rocket's launch site in California, Astronomers have discovered exoplanet TOI 700 e, which is an Earth-sized world that orbits in its star’s habitable zone. NASA believes the planet is about 95% the size of Earth and is likely rocky, I went out to see if I could spot the "green comet" this morning. Did not, not even with binoculars, Get the $$$ to build a cubesat, Virgin Orbit probes failed orbital launch, eyes second U.K. attempt later this year, failed attempt at video feed coverage too, ABL Tweeted about failed RS1 launch : ABL space systems "Early in today's flight, all nine of RS1's E2 engines shut down simultaneously. RS1 impacted the pad and was destroyed.
Jan 16
31 min
Space Gab Podcast #213 for 09 Jan 2023
A U.S. cargo craft is being loaded with hardware and sensitive research samples for analysis on Earth before it departs the ISS, Upcoming SpaceX Falcon Heavy launch is scheduled for no earlier than Friday, Jan. 13, Earth Radiation Budget Satellite (ERBS) satellite, launched in 1984 and shut down in 2005, has reentered, The UK's first orbital launch window opens today, Space Kate has an interesting point about the Virgin Orbit UK soil launch, Tianwen-1 orbiter troubles?, Video of China’s 1st rocket launch of 2023, ISS and CSS station orbital passes, Congratulations on the successful deployment of recent cubesats from the ISS via Astro_Wakata, Congratulations on the successful deployment of Surya Satellite-1 from Indonesia, OPTIMAL-1 of ArkEdge Space and the University of Fukui, and HSKSAT of Haradaseiki! Wishing you all the best on the satellite operation, Lots of lunar landers in the near future, Welcome to the, Blue Dot ... may I take your order, The Boeing Crew Flight Test (CFT) is scheduled to launch aboard a ula launch Atlas V rocket in April 2023 here at Kennedy, Voyager Space and Airbus Defence and Space are partnering to develop and operate Starlab, a free-flying space station to serve the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) and a global customer base of space agencies and researchers, China's Deep Blue Aerospace ... Mars rocket Fangzhou-1 (Ark-1) animation, New contract with Poland to provide two Airbus S950 Very High Resolution optical Earth Observation satellites to replace those lost in Vega-C launch attempt, U.S. Space Systems Command launched a cubesat intended to demonstrate commercial weather imaging technologies for military use.
Jan 9
29 min
Space Gab Podcast #212 for 02 Jan 2023
Space Gab Podcast 7th year, HAARP 27 Dec 2022 Research Campaign asteroid bounce reception report, how HAARP and magnetosphere interact, SpaceX first launch for 2023 has 114 payloads, HAKUTO-R mission update, China's 64th rocket launch of 2022 with booster coming down as seen in video, HAARP now analyzing data from recent NASA JPL asteroid bounce Research Campaign. Report to be published when complete, First time I'm hearing about Stoke Space  twitter user stoke_space and their 2nd stage return for reusability concept, New Space Global On-orbit refueling will allow satellites to operate with smaller propellant tanks while extending their range and speed of operation, Twister and Twisters, cubsats and other sats.
Jan 2
44 min
Space Gab Podcast #211 for 26 Dec 2022
HAARP was active on 20 Dec 2022 with transmissions for upcoming research project, Did HAARP cause the Arctic Blast?, weather manipulation,  ABC News : It all started farther north, as frigid air collected over the snow-covered ground in the Arctic, Then the jet stream wobbling air currents in the middle and upper parts of the atmosphere began pushing this cold pool down into the U.S., As this arctic air is pushed into the warmer, moister air ahead of it, the system can quickly develop into serious weather — including what’s known as a “bomb cyclone," a fast-developing storm in which atmospheric pressure falls very quickly over 24 hours, These severe weather events usually form over bodies of water, which have lots of warmth and moisture to feed the storm. But with the huge amount of cold air coming through, we could see a rare bomb cyclone forming over land., South Korean pharma invests million in commercial space station developer, Axiom Space, North Korea has conducted another ballistic missile launch, WANTED : Willing subject to ... reboost a satellite in orbit, using Hubble as a demonstration, on your own dime, a spacewalk that was postponed due to a space debris alert, will happen... to install a new roll-out solar array on the International Space Station ISS, NASA's Perseverance Rover Deposits First Sample on Mars Surface, Failed launch attempt of Vega C rocket. LOS on its mission from the Guiana Space Center. It was carrying two sharp-eyed Pléiades Neo optical Earth-imaging satellites for Airbus, Arianespace confirms underpressure detected on the Vega C rocket's second stage, causing failure of launch. Airbus Pléiades Neo 5 and 6 satellites plummeted to earth as seen on animation via telemetry during LIVE FEED, Elon Musk sends message to Arianespace after their Vega C rocket launch failure, causing two Airbus satellite payloads to plummet to earth. Musk wrote, "Sorry to hear this. It is a sobering reminder of the difficulty of orbital space flight.", NASA InSight has gone silent.
Dec 26, 2022
34 min
Space Gab Podcast #210 for 19 Dec 2022
A bit about Mike, UFO and UAP news can not always be trusted, new show to help with truth or false information about such topics, new information on leaking Soyuz ms22 spacecraft, UPCOMING documentary of China's Shenzhou-13 crew mission at Tiangong Space Station CSS, Mention of a Tiangong Space Station CSS Shenzhou-15 crew spacewalk in December, Rocket Lab is standing down on the Monday, Dec. 19, launch attempt for Electron due to strong upper level winds in the forecast, North Korea launches rocket as part of its space program and satellite development, QSOs being accomplished on newly deployed hamradio Cubesat XW-4 CAS-10. (Released from China's Tiangong Space Station CSS, morning International Space Station ISS orbital pass over my location, South Korea's first lunar orbiter Danuri started entering the orbit of the moon, SpaceX Falcon 9 launched NASA's SWOT satellite from SLC-4E at Vanderberg in California, ispace completed the first orbital control maneuver, setting the HAKUTO-R Mission 1 lander on a course towards the Moon, SpaceX 3 launches within 36 hours.
Dec 19, 2022
38 min
Space Gab Podcast #209 for 12 Dec 2022
The Orion spacecraft splashed down off the coast of Baja California at 12:40 p.m. Eastern Dec. 11, ending the 25.5-day Artemis 1 uncrewed test flight, Splashdown as seen from Orion spacecraft camera was cool too, China launches Long March 4C Y57 with Shiyan-20A & B, A repository provided by Scott Tilley (Twitter account coastal8049) contains Doppler and other data collected from the Artemis 1 mission, Liftoff of SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket from Cape Canaveral with ispace's Hakuto-R moon lander, the UAE's Rashid rover, and NASA's Lunar Flashlight mission, I would really like to know what Apollo 11 astronaut and moon walker Buzz Aldrin TheRealBuzz thinks about the dearmoonproject and the proposed dearMoonCrew ... wouldn't you?, SpaceX confirms all 40 OneWeb internet satellites have deployed from the Falcon 9 rocket, Space Gab : ABL RS1 Flight 1 launch update : Operators observed off-nominal data and initiated a manual abort, NASA Taps Collins Aerospace to Develop New Space Station Spacesuits, China launches Long March 2D Y45 with Gaofen-5-01A, Artemis I Payload CuSP CubeSat Mission Update (Not good news), Astrobotic’s first lunar lander has passed a key set of acceptance tests, keeping the spacecraft on schedule for a launch in early 2023, The Defense Innovation Unit is seeking proposals for commercial services to deploy and operate payloads in outer space beyond Earth orbit, an area known as cislunar space, Virgin Orbit: First UK space launch from Cornwall faces delay, SpaceX applies to put direct-to-cell payload on some Gen2 Starlink sats.
Dec 12, 2022
34 min
Space Gab Podcast #208 for 05 Dec 2022
Orion spacecraft on the way home, Close encounter with the moon again, NASA plain speak, First rocket powered with methane fuel to launch, he Orion spacecraft has experienced an issue with a power conditioning distribution unit (PCDU), The Orion spacecraft as seen via an astronomers telescope, Astronauts Josh Cassada and Frank Rubio installed a new roll-out solar array on the station,  Shenzhou-14 return to earth from Tiangong Space Station CSS as new crew Shenzhou-15 takes over, Contact with Mark, W9NWS on 20m with the CENTRAL INDIANA SKYWARN CLUB, Starlink for consumers - Starshield for GOV Starshield leverages SpaceX's Starlink technology and launch capability to support national security efforts. While Starlink is designed for consumer and commercial use, Starshield is designed for government use, ABL RS1 launch update, JAXA ISS cubesat deployment, ASTRA . . An announcement of assurance or damage control?, OneWeb Launch 15 is scheduled to take place with SpaceX from Merritt Island Florida, Rocket Lab expansion... it is creating a separate entity to focus on U.S. defense and intelligence agency customers.
Dec 5, 2022
30 min
Space Gab Podcast #207 for 28 Nov 2022
Wow what a view of the Orion spacecraft with the moon and earth in the frame, Mauna Loa volcano eruption as seen from space, China's Shenzhou-15 astronauts meeting the press after their selection is announce, Shenzhou 15 to join Shenzhou 14 crew at Tiangong CSS, Orion radio signal via Scott Tilley, Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter DANURI signal, It's just a dot but what a cool story to get that dot, Thanks Elon Musk. Watching the SpaceX cargo Dragon stabilize itself in the dark, just prior to docking with the International Space Station ISS is amazing,  China launched a Long March 2D Y89, 3rd group of three Yaogan-36, A Space Enthusiast who shares information about China's space program has shut down temporarily, apparently because of protests happening in certain areas there, The President of India sends congratulations to isro for a successful launch and satellite deployments, I talked about Callisto on my recent podcast here's one of the participants in this Artemis 1 project, Received QSL cards from my 2019 HAARP transmission  event reception, ESA launch schedule update, EQUULEUS cubesat successfully photographed the day-night terminator line on the far side of the Moon, China's Chang'e 6 lunar landing mission update, Remember those cubesats going to the ISS I talked about on my most recent podcast Here they are, ESA announces new astronaut class, Mars helicopter Ingenuity completes Flight 34, SpaceX Falcon 9 with Eutelsat-10B satellite.
Nov 28, 2022
29 min
Space Gab Podcast #206 for 21 Nov 2022
SLS Artemis 1 mission with Orion spacecraft launched, and Orion did a flyby of the moon, some cubesats not heard from after deployed by Artemis 1 mission, Engineers have activated Callisto, a technology demonstration payload aboard NASA_Orion developed by Lockheed Martin, Amazon, & Cisco that will test a digital voice assistant and video conferencing capabilities in a deep space environment, SpaceX cargo Dragon to liftoff Tuesday, Falcon 9 to launch later today with another satellite mission, Big signal from Artemis 1, China's Tiangong Space Station CSS as viewed by spacewalking Shenzhou14 crew., ISS orbital pass over pond, Rocket Lab Electron is vertical for a rehearsal, James Webb Space Telescope beats cancel culture and will keep name, big bolide fireball seen and heard in Ontario Canada, China's Shenzhou-15 launch update, Pictures of Kim Jong Un attending launch of latest ICBM from North Korea, Shenzhou14 crew setting up Mengtian Laboratory Module at CSS, India's first privately developed sounding rocket a success, China's Shenzhou14 crew EVA outside the Tiangong Space Station CSS, ISS spacewalk also performed.
Nov 21, 2022
31 min
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