By Kole Lutz
Frontier SpaceSep 11, 2020
CoolSeal Reflective Coatings on Pavement - Ep 42
Explore GuardTop’s CoolSeal Reflective Coating to reflect 30% more sunlight, reduce asphalt surface temperatures by 10-25 degrees Fahrenheit, and save millions in thermal/energy costs. Dive into solar-activated engineered pigment, material properties, challenges such as UV light, microcracks, and also the environment/energy/cost savings, growth and potential to overcome global warming and cool planet Earth.
Davis Koleas, Director of Sustainability,CoolSeal by GuardTop
Sunlight, Skin, and Vitamin D Synthesis - Ep 41
Learn about research,benefits, and significance from humans producing vitamin D from sunlight. Our guest Dr. Michael Hollick, who is considered to be the father of vitamin D, is responsible for creating a billion-dollar vitamin D sales market and testing juggernaut, shares his research and findings on Sunlight-induced Vitamin Synthesis.
5 Mysteries in Materials Science & Defects
Explore five mysteries in materials science, engineering and defects. Glimpse into emerging research projects as we gander into the world of nanoparticles and nanotechnology. This video was created from UVA's MSE 3060 Defects & Microstructures course. Chapters: 0:00 Divacancies 1:33 Oxygen Vacancies 2:20 Armor Shield 3:00 Space & Crystal Lattice 4:13 Dark Matter antiparticles
10 Ideas on Biological Evolution in 2022
Explore Ten Ideas on Biological Evolution from Top Engaged Tweets from Twitter (https://twitter.com/kolelutz) in 2022
0:13 Unexplored Space Biology on ISS, 0:45 Cambrian Explosion Earlier, 1:06 Before humans Advanced Civilisation, 1:24 Access Digital Calendar, 1:36 Higher Intelligence Underwater, 1:56 Dolphins from Wolves, 2:12 Growth of Winged Species, 2:32 Dogs Speaking Words, 3:06 Enhancing Dog Species, 3:32 Animals Identify Edible Plants
3D Printing Minimass Concrete Beams In Situ - Ep 38
Learn about Minimass from Andy Coward on the mission to create low-carbon, low-cost, 3d printed concrete beams with 78% reduction in concrete, and 50% reduction in material costs. Approach holds potential to 3D print any compression carrying material for buildings and bridges on Earth and beyond. Topics include: 3D printing with mortar in-situ, sawtooth beam design, materials science
Andy Coward of Net Zero Projects (NZP) Limited, holds a 1st class degree in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Cambridge and has over 15 years of experience in design and construction. Prior to inventing Minimass, he held senior positions at Bjarke Ingels Group in Copenhagen as director of engineering and at Foster + Partners in London as associate partner.
AIAA SciTech 2023, Podcast Interview with Taylor Fazzini
Dive behind the scenes at AIAA's SciTech 2023 Forum with Taylor Fazzini, Principal Systems Engineer at Northrop Grumman. AIAA SciTech hosted a record breaking 5,800 researchers/professionals, 30+ exhibitors 2500+ technical panels/sessions, 70+ different companies participating at National Harbor, MD now that forum is back in person, Learn More https://virtualscitech.aiaa.org/ Frontier Space Podcast https://anchor.fm/frontierspace
Harvesting Xrays and Gamma Rays PV Cells Materials - Ep 36
Learn about how lead Iodide perovskites (CH3Nh3PbI3) and thin-film cadmium telluride (CdTe) can be utilised for X ray and gamma voltaics. After researchers observed 75% charge collection efficiency with MAPbl3, Material shows less than 20% decrease in performance up to 40 Sv of Xray dose, demonstrating very good stability with a few on orbit demos. Topics include applications to collect ambient energy near reactors and soft X-ray background (SXRB/CXRB in 2-100keV).
Speaker:László Forró, Professor of Physics of Complex Quantum Matter, Notre Dame 2015 Study: Methylammonium Lead Iodide for Efficient X-ray Energy Conversion https://pubs.acs.org/doi/full/10.1021/acs.jpcc.5b07876
10 Big Ideas and Questions in 2022
Dive into underexplored ideas and questions in Top Engaging Tweets from Kole's Twitter in 2022.
How Exoplanet Radio Transits Probe Magnetic Fields to Find Super Earths - Ep 35
Dive into Magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulations of the HD 189733 star-planet system in order to predict radio transit modulations of exoplanets. Learn how MHD simulations can model electromagnetic field interactions between local stars and exoplanet magnetospheres at varying planetary radii, and field intensities to generate synthetic radio images (10MHz-1GHz), EM field strength, viewing phase angles, and local star parameters.
Topics include: Alfven Wave Solar Atmosphere Model (AWSOM),ray tracing algorithm,Plasma Physics Absorption coefficient,imaging Modulated waves, spacebased instruments, Scar telescope mission, and future research with radio, EUV, and Xray transits to run algorithms on datasets to classify 1,000 Earth-sized planets within 50ly
Soumitra Hazra, Post-Doctoral Research Associate, Lowell Center for Space Science and Technology
Exoplanet Radio Transits as a Probe for Exoplanetary Magnetic Fields -- Time-dependent MHD Simulations
Soumitra Hazra, et al, 2022, Earth and Planetary Astrophysics, https://doi.org/10.48550/arXiv.2208.06006
Plasma Electrolysis for CO2 Dissociation, Fuel Cells, and Gas Separation - Ep 34
Dive into plasmas for electrolysis, gas decomposition, climate change, and in situ resource utilization (ISRU) to produce oxygen, fuels, life support, and agriculture on Mars, Venus, Earth, and beyond. Lead author and speaker Vasco Guerra, from IST Uni de Lisboa shares team’s findings, journey, experiment results.
After testing in Martian composition & Pressure for CO2 decomposition, plasma enhanced solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) comparable to MOXIE yields 14g of O2 /hr for P=250W with 5kg 25x20x5cm payload @3.5g O2 per hour per kg with 13lb plasma reactor, which is 1/3weight of MOXIE and 6X higher values. Topics include with Yttria reactor for ion conducting membrane, Dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) reactors, Fast ionisation waves(FIW), CO2 microwave plasma torch. Learn about how plasma can be utilised for gas conversion, static charge removal, thrusters for space propulsion, and many markets on Earth
Study on Plasmas for ISRU: Fuels, life support, and agriculture
Rogue Space Systems On Orbit Servicing Orbots - Ep 33
Dive into Pod episode with Rogue Space systems and engineering, three on orbit servicing ‘orbots’ including: 19kg Laura Orbot with 1mm res radar/hyperspectral from 500-550m to measure space materials, debris, and rotational behaviour (yaw,pitch,roll), as well as Barry Orbot 1U Cubesat with 360deg 8x8MP imaging.
Topics include: vibrometer applications, Continuous scan laser Doppler vibrometry (CSLDV), surface material imaging, debris mitigation, down stream applications, coatings on orbit, in-space nanomaterial characterisation and 3D AM printing.
Speaker: Jeromy Grimmett, Rogue CEO and Founder
SISTINE to Image UV Atmospheres of Exoplanets and Stars - Ep 32
Learn about SISTINE missions with 5 min suborbital flight in Summer 2022 with Far UV imaging spectroscopy imaging 100k photons at 100 to 160 nm for emission lines associated with atmospheres of low mass stars and exoplanets. With advanced optical mechanical designs, this enables SISTINE to achieve high signal-to-noise observations of emission lines from planet-hosting dwarf stars with moderate spectral resolution (R ~ 10,000) and sub-arcsecond angular imaging. Topics include: exoplanet atmospheres, borosilicate microchannel plate detectors, al coating mirror, 1200lb mass, Alfvén waves , alpha centauri, UV Flux, atomic oxygen, and significance for discovering habitable exoplanets
Speaker: Kevin France PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Astrophysical and. Planetary Sciences & LASP – University of Colorado.
The large-scale magnetic field of Proxima Centauri near activity maximum
Solar Gravitational Lens for Exoplanet Surface Imaging & Interstellar Communication - Ep 31
Plunder in to explore takeaways with Alex Madurowicz from Stanford on his 2022 SGL Study below outlining the orbital mechanics, to send craft to Solar Gravitational Lens (SGL), how to maintain alignment with target planet and optical effects and sources of noise, and a special algorithm designed undistort the light by reversing the bending from the gravitational lens, which turns the Einstein ring back into a pixelated round planet. SGL telescopes can improve the precision of imaging of exoplanet surfaces by 1,000X.
Join us on a special edition to the farthest we have gone beyond Earth in an episode, to the Solar Gravitational Lens past 550 Astronomical units, 14X farther away than pluto-sun distance. Topics include Einstein ring, applications of microlensing, 1metre scale telescope demo to SGL by ~2030, radio beacon for interstellar comms and first contact.
Madurowicz, Alexander & Macintosh, Bruce. (2022). Integral field spectroscopy with the solar gravitational lens, Astrophysical Journal, May 2022.
Beam Laser Propulsion for High Delta V - Ep 30
Envisioning a life expanding solar system with high power orbital lasers (GEO or Lagrange) for uG transit with Dr. Young Bae, Founder of PTL and YK Bae Corp. Learn about advantages of Beam Laser Propulsion (BLP) and Photon Laser Thrusters (PLT) to achieve high delta V departure to launch cargo to nearby planets Mars and Venus within a few weeks and Earth to Moon in 14-20 hours. Topics include YAG laser, active resonant optical cavity, primary and secondary mirror, first cubesat laser beam ground 2008 demo, (Yb:YAG) thin-disk gain medium and network of high reflectance lightweight mirrors, laser/solar sails, and more !
First Demonstration of Photonic Laser Thruster (PLT), Proceedings of the High-Power Laser Ablation, SPIE, Taos, pp. 700510 (2008).https://www.researchgate.net/publication/265813101
Prospective of Photon Propulsion for Interstellar Flight, Physics Procedia, Vol. 38, pp. 253 – 279 (2012).https://www.researchgate.net/publication/268423813
Sonocytology & Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) to Listen to Sounds of Cell - Ep 29
Explore the significance of sonocytology, atomic force microscopy (AFM), and other nanoprobes to measure the sounds/songs from the cell, abiotic matierals, and to bioengineer cells beyond Earth from AFM sound pioneer Dr. James Gimzewski, Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the UCLA and Director of the Nano & Pico Characterization Core.
Topics include nanomechanical analysis of cells from cancer patients, quantifying intracellular frequencies, applications of AFM for eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells, piezoelectric actuators, data vibration/math acoustic analysis, microgravity (uG) experiments, and future research opportunities.
Cross, Sarah E et al. “Nanomechanical analysis of cells from cancer patients.” Nature nanotechnology vol. 2,12 (2007): 780-3.
Kirmizis, Dimitrios, and Stergios Logothetidis. “Atomic force microscopy probing in the measurement of cell mechanics.” International journal of nanomedicine vol. 5 137-45. 7 Apr. 2010, doi:10.2147/ijn.s5787
Acoustic Analysis FFT of Laser on Graphene - Ep 28
Take a gander into acoustic analysis of laser-induced graphene (LIG) with our guest, John Li, PhD Candidate from Stanford University and pod host Kole Lutz. Researchers used a $31 microphone attached to the CO2 laser writing head, followed by a simple acoustic signal processing scheme that allows for far greater quality control capabilities that are orders of magnitude faster than characterization of laser-induced graphene by microscopy techniques.
By applying Fourier and integral analyses, reseachers observed the local quality and morphology of the produced material graphene. Learn about how the acoustic analysis and signal processing can evaluate material properties and synthesis with implications for a wide range of applications including sintering, phase engineering, strain engineering, chemical vapor deposition, combustion, annealing, laser-cutting, gas evolution, distillation, spacecraft, bioengineering, and more.
Li, V. D., Li, J. T., Beckham, J. L., Chen, W., Deng, B., Luong, D. X., Kittrell, C., Tour, J. M., Sounds of Synthesis: Acoustic Real-Time Analysis of Laser-Induced Graphene. Adv. Funct. Mater. 2022, 2110198. https://doi.org/10.1002/adfm.202110198
DATAQ Instruments Brand Data Loggers Model DI-1100, $50 data logger system with Windaq software. DATAQ Instruments' WinDaq Waveform Browser (WWB) playback software (FREE) contains a Fourier transform algorithm.
Manufacturing Landing Pads with HVOF Nanocoatings on Luna with Masten Space - Ep 27
Dive into Masten Space’s near-instant landing pads called in-Flight Alumina Spray Technique (FAST) method with our guest Matthew Kuhns, VP R&D, to in-situ manufacture near-instant 6meter+ diameter landing pads with dust free zone.
In partnering with Texas A&M, UCF, and Honeybee Robotics and collaborating with a NASA NIAC Phase 1 program, Masten conducted a series of tests and experiments in 2021 on Earth using the High velocity oxygen thermal spraying (HVOF) concept to release .5 mm alumina ceramic powder nanoparticles from the rocket exhaust, to build up spray coating in lunar regolith, and to deploy a thin pad from 30m deployment height and prevent ejecta plume/debris.
Traditionally, each lunar landing pad was expected to cost $120 million and kick up high-velocity regolith that can travel up to 3,000+ meters per second. Learn about results from test flights on Earth simulating delivery of 300kg mass payload to Lunar surface, future research, material science, math, compressive strengths, dust debris mitigation, plume impingement analysis, pressure injection, localised melting/point stresses, future applications, and more.
Matthew Kuhns, VP R&D at Masten Space Systems
With over a decade of experience in aerospace and startups, Matthew has co-founded several companies. Matthew plays key roles around technology development and advanced concepts, holding 5 patents and the title NASA NIAC Fellow. He is a leader in enabling technologies including LOX/Methane propulsion systems, electric pumps, and advanced additive manufacturing.
Masten Space Systems is a aerospace R&D and Earth and Moon transportation company creating and deploying reliable, reusable rocket vehicles and components. Because landing on the Moon, Mars, or anywhere else in the solar system is what Masten Space Systems can do for you. With more than 600 successful rocket-powered landings, 17 years of business and 5 rocket platforms, Masten puts landers and payloads right where they need to be every time.
A Graphene Revolution: 2D Sheets, Straintronics, Nanomechanical Properties - Ep 26
Dive into straintronics and mechanical kinks (nanocurtains or or nano-speed bumps) with 2D sheet graphene.Similar to nano-origami, deformed 2D sheet graphene altered material's electronic and mechanical properties and accidentally created the tiniest microchips ever. Adding up to 1% wt of graphene sheets or GOx could make carbon fiber 225% stronger and 184% stiffer. Learn about the applications including highly-sensitive cancer biosensors, advanced water filters, and next-generation energy storage battery parts. Straintronics can increase the amount of transistors inside microchips by 5-6X to make computers, phones, and devices 1,000X faster and Increase time duration of nanorobots and gears by up to 10X.
Tripathi, Manoj et al. “Structural Defects Modulate Electronic and Nanomechanical Properties of 2D Materials.” ACS nano vol. 15,2 (2021): 2520-2531. https://doi.org/10.1021/acsnano.0c06701
Establishing the African Space Agency in Egypt - Ep 25
The African Union passed legislation to establish the African Space Agency in 2017 and recently approved Egypt as host country for the headquarters of the new agency. Tune into this month's episode to dive into the founding, launch, and development of the African Space Agency (AfSA) with our guest Ayman Ahmed, PhD, Head of Space Imaging & BoD at Egyptian Space Agency. Learn about the objectives, missions, satellite project, involvement of the Egyptian Space Agency, African Union, and government, human space flight program, potential fellowship/exchange program, and how to get involved!
Phototrophy and Bioengineering Life in Venus Clouds - Ep 24
Investigating potential phototrophy, habitability, and bioengineering of microbes and potential floating algae in the lower, middle, and upper cloud layers of Venus with our guest, Rakesh Mogul, Ph.D., Professor of Biological Chemistry and Director; NASA/CSU Spaceward Bound, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. Professor Rakesh recently published a study outlined below in finding that sunlight filtering through Venus’ clouds could support Earth-like photosynthesis round-the-clock in Venus’ clouds with the middle and lower clouds receiving similar solar energy as Earth’s surface.
Mogul R, Limaye SS, Lee YJ, Pasillas M. Potential for Phototrophy in Venus' Clouds. Astrobiology. October, 2021;21(10):1237-1249. https://doi.org/10.1089/ast.2021.0032
Professor Rakesh's Website:
Part 1: Phototrophy and Habitability in Venus Clouds
- Bacterial chlorophyll B, floating algal blooms, cloud chemistry, photophysical/chemical/biological habitability, hammett acidity factor, bioavailable water activity level, neutralized sulfuric acid favor a habitable zone, solar irradiances for photosynthesis, primary biological aerosol particles (PBAP), NASA 1kg Aircraft Bioaerosol Collector (ABC), airborne microbial metabolism and spores up to 38km in Earth's clouds, mitosis cell division in clouds
Part 2: Bioengineering
Investigating how to apply the following systems to adapt microbial life to local conditions in Venus clouds: Venus sulfuric acid (H2SO4) coatings, airborne DNA sequencers, Bioengineering Whispering gallery mode (WGM) phycobilliproteins, biophotonic Optofluidic Microcavities Liquid Crystal Droplets, introducing an enzyme into the water to increase H production by 400%, UV resistant nanostructured coatings and biofouling hydrophilic coatings, self replicating algae mats and floating algae ISRU bioreactors in clouds of Venus
Next-gen SuperBIT Stratospheric Balloon Telescopes - Ep 23
A lively dialogue on the mission, design, and implications of SuperBIT balloon-borne telescope one of the highest resolution telescopes ever made with our guest Barth Netterfield PhD, Professor, DADDAA & Physics at Uni of Toronto and project lead of SuperBIT mission to image weak gravitational lensing, galactic star formation, distribution and quantity of dark matter in galaxy clusters and super exoplanet atmospheres.
The $5M Super-pressure Balloon-borne Imaging Telescope (SuperBIT) is 1,300X lower than the cost of the $6.5bn Hubble Space Telescope to image visible-to-near-UV (300-900 um) with 0.25-.5 arc second imaging and 50X more sensitive resolution than hubble. With a 0.5 m mirror, wide-field, 1.5m aperture, SuperBIT is equipped a helium balloon and 80kg carbon fiber mount telescope with a 69-megapixel camera with low read noise, high quantum efficiency and very low dark current that is capable of flying 1,000kg science payload at 35km altitude. Toward the end of the Podcast episode, Barth enlightens us about the preliminary plans and implications of GigaBIT, next generation atmospheric telescope focusing on green, blue and UV imaging wavelengths, which is planned to be 4X better than ground telescopes with 3X imaging stability over superbit potential launch in late 2020's
Romualdez, L. J., et al (2018). Overview, design, and flight results from SuperBIT: A high-resolution, wide-field, visible-to-near-UV balloon-borne astronomical telescope. In L. Simard, L. Simard, C. J. Evans, & H. Takami (Eds.), Ground-based and Airborne Instrumentation for Astronomy VII [107020R] (Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering; Vol. 10702). SPIE. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2307754
Bulk Metallic Glass, Coatings, and Strainwave Gears - Ep. 22
Chime into the edge of materials science, manufacturing, and applications of amorphous metals, or metallic glass with Doug Hoffman, PhD, Founder of Metallurgy Facility, Cofounder of Materials Development and Manufacturing Technology Group and Additive Manufacturing Center at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory.
Learn about the material properties of amorphous metals to operate systems and robotics in conditions with high hardness, corrosion resistance, bouncy property, high abrasive, dusty and cryogenic extreme environments. Explore how low cost high performance BMG strainwave gears can reduce robotic arms cost by 50%, significantly improve cost, energy, and science for robotic operations on Earth, Moon, Mars, and beyond.
The launch of FS Pod Season 2 explores how Bulk metallic glass (BMG), coatings, and strainwave gears are disrupting robotics, spacecraft, solar panel deployment, antenna positioning, in space & bimetallic 3D printing, automotive parts, food industry, and bioengineering.
Tethered Asteroids for Planetary Defense - Ep 21
Explore the dynamics and engineering of Tethered Asteroid systems to adjust the orbital trajectory of near-Earth object (NEO) and potentially hazardous asteroids (PHA) with our guest Flaviane Venditti, PhD who is pioneering the tethered asteroid R&D. Topics in this month's Podcast Episode include tether dynamics, engineering, and materials (i.e. carbon nanotubes), alternative orbital deviation methods, tether anchoring, solar sails, and tethered balloon asteroids
Podcast Guest: Flaviane Venditti, PhD, Observatory Scientist, Head of Planetary Radar, The Arecibo Observatory at University of Central Florida
Dr. Venditti started her scientific career as a Bachelor in Physics/Astronomy at the University of Sao Paulo, where she was part of the Polarimetry group working with observations at the National Laboratory for Astrophysics (LNA) in Minas Gerais, Brazil. Besides observations, she was also interested in celestial mechanics and space missions, which led her to pursue a Master's (2009) and Ph.D (2013) degree in Space Engineering at the National Institute for Space Research, Brazil, focused on Astrodynamics. During her Ph.D, she worked with orbital maneuvers around irregularly shaped bodies, developing a method to model the gravitational field of asteroids with low computational effort using Arecibo's planetary radar data.
Flaviane C. F. Venditti, Luis O. Marchi, Arun K. Misra, Diogo M. Sanchez, Antonio F. B. A. Prado. Dynamics of tethered asteroid systems to support planetary defense. The European Physical Journal Special Topics, 2020; 229 (8): 1463 DOI: 10.1140/epjst/e2020-900183-y
Active Deployable Cubesat Mirrors - Ep 20
Learn about satellite/telescope deployable mirrors, inspired from James Webb Telescope foldable mirror architecture, that is being developed by Noah Schwartz, Adaptive Optics Engineer at the UK Astronomy Technology Centre. Active deployable primary mirrors holds the potential to significantly improve satellite diffraction limit with potential implications to increase satellite imagery resolution by 2-3X. Discover the experiment results from 500 tests on deployment mirrors, opto-mechanical challenges to packaging and cubesat payload volume, potential implications for a wide range of satellites, and a glimpse into next generation on-orbit cubesat docking implications.
Reference: Schwartz, Noah, et al. “Active deployable primary mirrors on CubeSat.” Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2020: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave. Vol. 11443. International Society for Optics and Photonics, 2021. From <https://arxiv.org/abs/2105.12483>
Artificial Gravity with Tail to Tail Starships Docking - Ep 19
Chris Behrens, Technology and Science Writer at BehrensTech, shares a bold idea on generating artificial gravity with rocket spacecraft tail to tail docking approach. The 19th episode of the Frontier Space podcast explores the potential effects and significance of flipping, rotating spacecraft on the cabin design, power and communication systems, payload forces. Chris and Kole explore the implications of biological challenges in microgravity and adjustable mirrored engineering on structural design and integrity, human factors, in-orbit refueling, and simulating 3/8Gs to support the ecosystem, technologies, humans, and life beyond Earth and on Mars.
Interplanetary Space Highways - Ep 18
A dialogue on the research developments of Space manifolds and interplanetary highways and the significance for life, spacecraft, and mission design. Our guest Aaron Rosengren, Assistant Professor, Space Systems at University of California, San Diego dives into stable manifolds, Influence of bodies and Lagrange points, Planetary manifold dynamics, near Earth asteroids, and weak stability boundaries
Aaron J. Rosengren received his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering Sciences from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2014. He served as a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow for the European Union Asteroid and Space Debris Network, Stardust, from 2014 to 2016, at the Institute of Applied Physics Nello Carrara of the Italian National Research Council. In 2017, Dr. Rosengren worked at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece in the Department of Physics, as part of the EU H2020 Project ReDSHIFT. He was an Assistant Professor at the University of Arizona (2017-2020) prior to his appointment at UC San Diego in July 2020. He received the "COSPAR Outstanding Paper Award for Young Scientists" on three separate occasions and has held invited visiting researcher positions in Australia, Israel, Italy, and Serbia.
The arches of chaos in the Solar System. Science Advances 25 Nov 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 48, eabd1313. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd1313
Architecture and Significance of Space Elevators - Ep 17
A jam-packed conversation with Peter A. Swan, Ph.D., President of International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC), about the engineering, architecture, and benefits of the 100,000km Modern-day Space Elevator.
This episode encompasses mass, cost, escape velocities, and logistics comparison of elevator vs. rocket propulsion, as well as graphene manufacturing process and the transit time to Mars. Learn about how candidate Earth-based locations, sci-fi, payload size, Galactic Harbor, and a glimpse into the future of Space Elevators to move massive tonnage to GEO, Solar System, and beyond.
Peter A. Swan, Ph.D. - President of ISEC and team lead for developing the concept of space elevators. A member of the International Academy of Astronautics and Fellow of AIAA and TBIS. He graduated from the USMA, 1968, and served 20 years in the Air Force. He joined the Iridium satellite program then Teaching Science and Technology, Inc. teaching space systems engineering. He continues to teach at Arizona State University for their OLLI classes. His latest book is Road to the Space Elevator Era .
Water in NEO Asteroids for ISRU - Ep 16
This month's episode dives into the details of water ice mining near-Earth object (NEO) asteroids with Dr. Andrew Rivkin, lead asteroid researcher from John Hopkins, to learn about how hydrated NEOs can enable the ecosystem, technologies, and humans beyond planet Earth with a focus on the search, quantity, accessibility, and implications of NEOs.
Key topics discussed include asteroid classes, carbonaceous asteroids, size and H2O mass estimates in NEOs, infrared spectroscopy, limitations of Earth and space telescopes, James Webb on imaging asteroids, water-based propulsion, and water ice asteroid mining vs. lunar ice mining
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Making Space Babies Off-Planet with SpaceBorn United
A dialogue with Egbert Edelbroek, CEO at SpaceBorn United, on the mission to enable human reproduction in space, Mars, and beyond Earth. At the heart of the conversation is SpaceBorn's Lotus mission to launch and operate an embryo incubator by 2025 onboard a recoverable biosatellite on a five-day conception mission.
We explore the details and challenges involved with reproduction beyond Earth in orbit, Mars and in alternative gravity, assistant reproductive technologies(ART), and SpaceBorn's childbirth mission. Other topics include a vitro fertilisation (IVF), artificial wombs, cryogenic storage, Asgardia, digital space nation, space hotels, and tourism.
Asgardia, the First Digital Space Nation
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Magnetic-Plasma fusion Rocket Propulsion to get to Mars 10X faster
Dysregulated Mitochondria in Microgravity Key role in Astronaut Physiological Challenges
Microbes to Colonize Mars First - Ep 14
In this month's episode, we explore the significance of space colonization beyond Earth with Microbes first with Dr. Jose Lopez, a Molecular and Evolutionary biology Researcher at Nova South Eastern. The discussion includes perspective shifts from exploration and sterilization to colonization, fostering symbiosis and diversity of early microbial settlers and the symbiosis of nanotechnology and microbes to adapt and improve anaerobic properties, photosynthesis, and metabolisms of microbes, bacteria, and fungi in improving biological support capacity of Martian regolith.
The dialogue includes simulating and testing optimal microbes including Gaian microbiomes, spore formers, extremophiles, cyanobacteria under Martian conditions to enhance nutrient uptake in the soil, and better condition the atmosphere of Mars. We discuss further researcher to enable Interplanetary Microbiome Engineering (IME) and the core technologies enabling early microbial settlements such as DNA sequencers, artificial microbial genomes, rife machines, underground sunken electrodes, as well as nanopore sequencers to match DNA electric currents and frequencies
Dr. Jose Lopez's 2019 Research Paper
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Exploring Oceans of Europa with a Cryobot - Ep. 13
For September's episode, we hear from Bill Stone, CEO and Founder at Stone Aerospace, a U.S.-based aerospace startup developing their Valkyrie cryobot, alien-hunting submarine, underwater UAV's, surface space bots, and more.
In pondering about the potential aphotic cellular lifeforms under the 20km ice shell of Europa, the smallest of 79 moons orbiting Jupiter, Bill provides a mission overview of the 300 kg Crybot, innovations such as the hot water laser drill system, and key challenges related to ice penetration, mobility, power, communication, and thermal constraints of the cryobot.
We dive into the technical design considerations for extraterrestrial life detection systems including devices such as fluorescent UV spectrometer, polarographic 3D microscopes, DNA sequencers, and the proposed National Europa Simulator.
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Building Transcontinental Railroad in Earth Orbit - Trans Astra - Ep 12
In this month's episode, we hear from astropreneur Dr. Joel Sercel, Founder and CEO at Trans Astronautica, a startup developing synthetic asteroid tracking telescopes, asteroid mining spacecraft, rovers, lunar outpost, and propellant depot.
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Thousands of Spacebots OffWorld - Ep 11
Join us as we hear from our guest Jim Keravala, Cofounder and CEO at OffWorld, a startup developing a robotic workforce that plans to mine, manufacture, and build on the Moon, asteroids, LEO, Mars, and beyond.
Key topics of discussion include extraction, construction on the lunar surface, terrestrial mining, NASA Artemis, reinforcement learning and specs for spacebots, lunar dust, and building fabrication facilities at L1.
Flying UAS with Infinite Airborne Endurance - Ep. 10
In the tenth episode, Fatema Hamdani, Co-founder and President at Hamdani Aerospace, and our host Kole discuss the technologies and innovations toward designing and operating Ultra-Long Endurance UAS on Earth and Mars. Key highlights include Earth observation applications, biomimicry, nuclear-powered solar cells, planetary atmosphere on flight, and more.
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Human Evolution on Mars - Ep. 9
Chime in to listen to a conversation with Dr. Scott Solomon, Evolutionary Biologist at Rice University, about our beliefs on the evolution of homo sapiens and biology on Mars. In this episode we discuss the following topics:
- Physiological challenges and mutations for long-term missions on Mars
- Tendencies and preferences of early settlers
- Biological Implications for cosmonauts and policymaking
- Significance of Digitalized Genomes, CRISPR/Cas9 Epigenetic Engineering, Quantum Tunneling, Medical wearables, Fitbits, and Brain-Machine Interfaces on Mars Settlement and Exploration
Guest: Dr. Scott Solomon, Evolutionary Biologist and Professor at Rice University
TEDx Talk on Evolutionary Biology on Mars
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Next Gen Infrared Satellite Constellation - Satellite Vu - Ep. 8
Our conversation primarily encompasses the myriad of Earth Observation applications from 3.5m resolution mid-wave infrared imagery such as monitoring building emissions and energy, oil and fracking, plastic clean up, wildlife tracking, insurance claims, engine blocks of cars, and illegal fishing/black market shark fin trade.
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Biggest Explosion Since the Big bang
If life exists on Titan, it’s even weirder than we thought
Japan's Hayabusa2 Shoots Copper Bomb at Asteroid Ryugu
Audiomachine - Invocation
The Forbidden Kingdom music - As One Tale Ends
Ascension - Inspiring Epic
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Moving Solar System with a Stellar Engine - Ep. 7
We (mostly Matt) exchange ideas on the implications of designing, building, and operating Dyson spheres, active solar sails, Caplan thruster, and much more. In evaluating space technology advanced civilizations could leverage, Matt brings a truly cosmic perspective. We investigate the importance of large scale on-orbit manufacturing, interplanetary energy transmission, and even strip-mining Mercury. This podcast episode adventures into the challenges of the Stellar Engines such as disruption of solar wind and orbital stability.
With the current status of 21st-century technology, could a stellar engine be the most effective method to make contact with advanced celestial species and to map the galaxy and universe?
For greater visualization of a Stellar Engine, please watch Kurzgesagt's Youtube video.
How to Move the Sun: Stellar Engines
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NASA wants to grow lunar base out of Mushrooms
Biomineralized Living Concrete for Mars
Earth's Largest Asteroid Impact May Have Ended Snowball Earth 2.2 billion years ago
Adam Vitovsky - One Story
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Accelerating Geo-Singularity - Ep. 6
For the podcast finale of this decade, we engage in a thought-provoking conversation on Geo-Singularity with Josef Koller, Systems Director at the Aerospace Corporation. We discuss the largest barriers to Geo-Singularity and innovative ways we can accelerate achieving a new paradigm of geospatial intelligence. Listen today to explore how capitalism, emotions, and privacy influence Geo-Singularity.
We challenge you to formulate your own opinion on our open-ended questions in this month's episode. By quantifying the true significance of remote sensing imaging satellites on each earth observation application, we can begin to reverse-engineer Geo-Singularity. With the aid of machines and artificial intelligence, homo sapien species may ask questions no one yet has the answer to in our Universe. Josef Koller’s Publication: Future of Ubiquitous Real-time Intelligence: A GEOINT Singularity
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Icy Ocean Worlds, Astronauts, Space History and Exploration - IAC Takeaways Ep. 5
Following a riveting IAC and SGC 2019 conference, we discuss missions to explore the icy ocean worlds of Europa and Titan with our first guest Annie Handmer. We bring a constructive perspective towards space history, lunar developments, and share keen astronaut experiences on microgravity influence of blood flow and preflight training.
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- Caterpillar Plans to Mine Moon: https://cnb.cx/2QReF2O
- SpaceX Starship $2M per Mission: https://bit.ly/2qIyazC
- Cancer Patients Exercise like Astronauts: https://bit.ly/33ipMUM
- Is Planet 9 a Grapefruit-sized Black hole: https://bit.ly/2QQcUTb
Our Guest Annie Handmer's Space Junk Podcast: https://soundcloud.com/annie-handmer
SGAC Space Medicine & Life Sciences Slack Group:
Keith Merill - A New Age
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10 Trends Revolutionizing Earth Observation and Satellites - Ep. 4
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Multi-billion Dollar NRO KH-11 Constellation - 10 CM res: bit.ly/2oFmYmr
Sue Gordon Leaves ODNI: nyti.ms/2GKEprL
NASA Helicopter to Mars in 2020: go.nasa.gov/2NEcGgA
Virgin Orbit plans to send Polish Smallsatellite to Mars: bit.ly/2ILCR1l
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Earth Observation & GEOINT 101 - Ep. 3
In this episode, our host Kolemann explores the Earth Observation and GEOINT 101 fundamentals.
Our discussion includes topics related to SAR vs. EO, remote sensing basics, and general opinions and market trends in the Earth Observation market.
We introduce a new podcast episode segment dubbed 60 seconds of space, where we will share research, discoveries, and explore highlights in the space and satellite markets each month.
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About Us. Frontier Space is a space research organization and the sponsor of this podcast in the earth observation, satellite, and space sector. By collaborating with teams to develop joint venture research projects, we leverage advanced satellite technology to transform ideas from concept to market.
From in-depth research, we discover how space technology is revolutionizing markets and economies. As your high quality rich information stream on the future of earth observation and geospatial intelligence, we will explore hundreds of ideas and engage in meaningful conversations with industry leaders in the tech, space, and geospatial fields. While our host, Kolemann Lutz shares a lifetime’s worth of research and innovation, we would love for you to join the community we are building.
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