Episode 7: Suit Up

  • Spaceflight news
    • Mars One suspends automated lander activities (Space News via Scott Maxwell)
    • Smarter Every Day starts a space series (YT)
    • No more F9R Dev (SEN)
    • SES decides to be first customer for F9 with enhanced Merlin 1-D engines (Space News)
    • A week full of EVAs
  • Discussion, questions, comments
    • /u/pick-six: It’s LRO that’s being cut, not MRO. (/r/orbitalpodcast)
    • Closeup look at IDA (reelNASA)
    • Speaking of spacewalks (Radiolab)
    • /u/ruaridh42: Peacekeeper used for Orion in-flight abort should be named Little Joe 3. (/r/SLS)
    • Awesome LEE footage/illustration in prep for EVA 30 where grease will be applied (YT)
    • Tethers as power source in Jupiter system? (Centauri Dreams)
  • Space suits
    • Image of Terry pre-breathing with a mask (Twitter)
    • Molly McCormick, Orbital Outfitters, talks about the challenges of designing space suits (Youtube)
    • A reporter tries on an Orlan-MK (Youtube)
  • Upcoming spaceflight events
    • March 3: Gonets M
      • On Rokot from Plesetsk
    • March 5: Dawn insertion around Ceres (space.com)
    • March 12: Kompsat 3A
      • On Dnepr from Dombarovski
    • March 12/13: MMS (Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission)
      • On Atlas 5 from Cape Canaveral
    • March 15 IRNSS 1D
      • On PSLV from Sriharikota, India
    • March 18: Express AM7
      • On Proton from Baikonur
    • TBD, hopefully this month: ORS 4 and  ~15 cubesats
      • Super Strypi from Barking Sand
Suraev with two Orlans

Suraev with two Orlans

A Sokol suit with several different sized gloves, in storage at Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.

A Sokol suit with several different sized gloves, in storage at Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Centre.