The Mission Readiness Review Episode 12: Jakku is a place on Earth

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On today’s show:

  • Falling Russian space launch debris!
  • Will SpaceBees make good or bad policy?
  • And, NASA’s spending priorities don’t match up with the public’s!

Click on the link below to listen to the podcast:

Intro background music POD Dreams by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. Ft: Debbizo, Michael Bacich.

SpaceBees and Space Policy

The Just Security website talks about implication of the SpaceBees launch

  • Nothing seems to have really been levied on Swarm by the FCC
  • The article talks more about the impact on policy by this act
  • Might be good, in that this type of thing can help with conversation
  • The article notes it’s unclear whether the company may be liable for an accident in orbit

Pew Survey of NASA’s Priorities vs. “the people’s” priorities

An opinion survey conducted by Pew

The public is more interested in activity that impacts them than human space exploration

  • Climate/weather
  • Planetary defense (asteroids)
    • Detecting
    • Identifying
    • Tracking

When Russians launch rockets from Baikonur, where do their stages fall?

Russian rocket stages fall on land (some of China’s launches do the same thing)

There is an area in which these used pieces are likely to fall

  • The Russians give people who live in these areas a notice 24-hours in advance
  • Anything that’s hit outside that area, the Russians are liable,
  • Anything within, they aren’t

Comparison made to Jakku

  • People will try to get the tech and use/sell it
  • Chicken coops, etc
  • However, there’s some bad stuff sometimes in the dropped bits
  • Rocket fuels the Russians use tend to be toxic

Show links

Launch schedule:

Long March 3A launch:

Soyuz FG launch:

Falcon 9 launch:

SpaceBees and Policy:

PEW NASA priority survey:

Russian falling junk:

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