38 minutes | Mar 3rd 2021

Interview with NASA's Mars Relay Network Manager Roy Gladden!

I had a great opportunity to sit down (virtually) with the manager of the Mars Relay Network Roy Gladden. He is responsible for most of the communications between Mars and Earth. In this video we discuss how the network operates, what's in store the future, and what kinds of things young people should be thinking about (and studying) if they want to work on space exploration. See more space: http://lon.tv/space and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s VIDEO INDEX: 00:00 - Intro 00:46 - Roy Gladden Interview Introduction 01:06 - Working on Mars.. From Home?! 02:21 - How Relaying Works 04:07 - Why use Mars Orbiter Relay vs. Direct to Earth? 04:42 - Data Rates back to earth 05:12 - Orbiter Lifespan Concerns? 06:19 - Transmission Time Scheduling 09:03 - Improvements in Data Throughput and New Tech? 10:54 - Real Time Landing Monitoring 15:11 - Timing Rover and Orbiter positions for landing 16:03 - Launch and Landing Timing 16:51 - Why Can't We Have Live Video of Landings? 19:40 - More video frames to come? 21:05 - Mars to Earth Communication Delay / Lag 22:20 - Data Security 24:08 - Receiving Data & Commanding Rovers Through Orbiters 24:57 - Future Missions - Sample Return 28:02 - Roy Gladden Career History 29:35 - How to work at NASA JPL in Mars Exploration? 31:06 - Interview Conclusion 31:46 - Thanks for the #inspiration4contest support! 33:00 - Supporter Thank you's, channel support & conclusion Subscribe to my email list to get a weekly digest of upcoming videos! - http://lon.tv/email See my second channel for supplementary content : http://lon.tv/extras Join the Facebook group to connect with me and other viewers! http://lon.tv/facebookgroup Visit the Lon.TV store to purchase some of my previously reviewed items! http://lon.tv/store Read more about my transparency and disclaimers: http://lon.tv/disclosures Want to chat with other fans of the channel? Visit our Facebook Group! http://lon.tv/facebookgroup Want to help the channel? Start a Member subscription or give a one time tip! http://lon.tv/support or contribute via Venmo! lon@lon.tv Follow me on Facebook! http://facebook.com/lonreviewstech Follow me on Twitter! http://twitter.com/lonseidman Catch my longer interviews and wrap-ups in audio form on my podcast! http://lon.tv/itunes http://lon.tv/stitcher or the feed at http://lon.tv/podcast/feed.xml We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/lon-seidman/support
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