Episode 194: DATA RELAY--Exotic Propulsion Methods

  1. This week in SF history

    • 24 January, 1978. Kosmos 954 decayed over russia. (wikipedia.org)

      • This was a Upravlyaemy Sputnik Aktivnyy (Управляемый Спутник Активный) “Controlled Active Satellite” (wikipedia.org)

      • Wikipedia has a great list of nuclear reactors in space, including their fates (wikipedia.org)

  2. Spaceflight news

  3. Short & Sweet

  4. Data Relay: Exotic Propulsion

The first piece of Cosmos 954 debris found

The first piece of Cosmos 954 debris found

IKAROS model

IKAROS model

IKAROS being deployed

IKAROS being deployed