274 – The Shuttle’s Achievements for Space Exploration
Guest: Davide Sivolella Host: Markus Voelter Shownoter: Andy Joiner
This episode is a continuation of the two previous episodes (132, 133) with Davide on the Space Shuttle. Based on his new, second book we talk about the contributions the Space Shuttle made to space exploration in general. These include advances in space suits, the construction of the ISS, satellite servicing, its use as a science platform as well as military operations.
Davide Sivolella (Episode 132 - Space Shuttle Systems | Episode 133 - Space Shuttle Operations) | Apollo program | Low Earth orbit | Understand how to work & live in space | Launch platform | Orbital workshop (ISS - International Space Station) | Repair satellites/telescope | Science platform | Falcon/BFR
Launch platform | Reusable | Profitable | Approx 50 fights per year for profitability | Commercial satellite market | ~600km ceiling | Geosynchronous orbit | Rocket stage | Telecommunication satellite | Interplanetary mission | Galileo probe (Magellan - Venus | Ulysses - Sun) | Payload assist module (PAM) | Inertial upper stage | Airborne structure equipment | Springs eject the payload | Solid fueled rocket | Liquid fueled rocket | Centaur G (Centaur G prime - interplanetary missions) | STS-61-F | STS-61-G | Challenger disaster | Pressurized for structural strength | STS-61-F | Expendable rocket | Spacewalks (EVA - Extravehicular activity) | Orbiter | External tank | External protection system
Building the ISS00:42:47
Satellite servicing | Redundancy | Hubble | 5 service missions to Hubble | Rocket based attitude control system | Exhaust might contaminate the lenses | No reboost required at high orbit | Propellant | Deorbit | Telescope never had to face the sun | Outgas | STS-51-A | Incorrect production drawings of satellite | Incomplete orbital communication coverage | STS-49 | Manual capture | STS-51-I
Spacelab | Sofia (Episode 189 - SOFIA Basics | Episode 190 - SOFIA Flights) | ESA | Pressured cylinder | Unpressurized pallet | Gimbal | Pressurized tunnel to Spacelab | Mid-deck experiments | Flight deck | Spacehab | CubeSat | Payload specialist | Charles walker | Continuous flow electrophoresis | Hard vacuum of space | Space flight participants | Wake Shield Facility | Industrial space facility | Space Station Freedom | Tethered satellite experiment | Skyhook | Hypersonic | Plasma physics | Ionosphere | Gravity gradient | Self-righting | Liberation motion | Earth's magnetic field is not homogeneous | Lorentz force | Cleanroom