About This Show
SPEXcast is a weekly podcast diving into a variety of space topics. We are
a group of Rochester Institute of Technology students that are excited about space and
space exploration. Come with us as we discuss the cutting edge of spacecraft engineering,
potential future missions to outer space, and exciting scientific discoveries in the
field of astrophysics.
Most Recent Episode
56: Mars Cube One, the first interplanetary CubeSats with Joel Steinkraus
This week on SPEXcast we continue 'Mars May' with Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) engineer Joel Steinkraus to discuss two CubeSats hitching a ride with the InSight mission, which launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base on May 5th. Mars Cube One (MarCO) is comprised of a pair of 6U CubeSats which will each relay signals from the InSight lander back to Earth during while it enters the Martian atmosphere. We ask Joel about the technology behind MarCO and the challenges of designing two interplanetary CubeSats. You can check out additional links and references at https://blog.spexcast.com/marco-joel-steinkraus .
Rated 5 out of
Great show if you want to keep up to date with the latest news in space and space exploration. With in depth discussions.
Date published: 2016-05-21