34 episodes

Hosted by Via Satellite's Executive Editor Jeffrey Hill, each On Orbit technology focused podcast provides in-depth information and discussion about the socio-economic value of space and satellite capabilities.

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    • 4.7, 14 Ratings

Hosted by Via Satellite's Executive Editor Jeffrey Hill, each On Orbit technology focused podcast provides in-depth information and discussion about the socio-economic value of space and satellite capabilities.

    Making Space in the Space Industry With SEDS Director of Projects Nicole Chase

    Making Space in the Space Industry With SEDS Director of Projects Nicole Chase

    What does “space is for everyone” really mean? Nicole Chase tackles this question in her work. A woman with many titles, she’s the Director of Projects for SEDS, Director of the Student Space Ambassador Program for The Mars Generation, and a Database Administrator for Made in Space. In this episode, we talk to Nicole about what “space is for everyone” means, how to foster young leadership, and how to make the industry an inclusive space (no pun intended) for all.

    • 38 min
    Launching Both CubeSats and Events With SEDS Rice President Ryan Udell

    Launching Both CubeSats and Events With SEDS Rice President Ryan Udell

    In this episode, On Orbit talks to SEDS Rice Chapter President Ryan Udell about next-generation space leadership. Ryan not only founded and hosted the inaugural Owls in Space Symposium Event (which included NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstone as an attendee), but also led Rice University’s winning NASA CubeSat launch initiative project. Ryan gives us insight into the similarities and differences in leading (and launching) two very different projects, and what it takes to be a next-gen space leader.

    • 41 min
    The Automated Fiber-Planting Tractor that Won Startup Space

    The Automated Fiber-Planting Tractor that Won Startup Space

    On Orbit caught up with Startup Space-winner Daniel Turner, CEO and Co-Founder of TRAXyL, a company that is developing an automated, tractor-powered fiber deployment solution. TRAXyL installs optical fiber lines along existing roadways without digging deep trenches. Daniel shared the company’s origins, how he and his partner came up with the idea of using an automated tractor, and how technologies like the FiberTRAXtor can benefit the satellite and space sectors, and 5G deployment.

    • 27 min
    On Orbit Live at SATELLITE — What Does “New Space” Really Mean?

    On Orbit Live at SATELLITE — What Does “New Space” Really Mean?

    What do we mean when we use the term "New Space"? Is it a technical term, or a cultural identity?

    This live episode was recorded during SATELLITE 2020 and it’s co-hosted by Grace Graham, a Brooke Owens Fellow, and Brian Garret-Glazer of Avionics Magazine. Our guest panelists are Dr. Tanya Harrison of Planet, Charlie Nitschelm with Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS), Rafferty Jackson of Jack Industries and Astia) and Ali Younis of Astranis.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    The Songs (and Sounds) of Space with Steven Drozd & The Flaming Lips

    The Songs (and Sounds) of Space with Steven Drozd & The Flaming Lips

    The Flaming Lips have drawn inspiration for their music from the most fascinating and unique corners of science fiction, as well as some of the most important moments in space exploration history. Steven Drozd, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter joins us for a discussion about how the NASA Moon landing, Voyager program, Mars mission, visual artist Moebius, David Bowie, and the films “2001: A Space Odyssey” and “Logan’s Run,” have all helped shape the Flaming Lips’ signature sound.

    • 52 min
    The Future of Connectivity

    The Future of Connectivity

    For our sixth and final episode of our special podcast series, “Connecting the Unconnected,” we’re joined by Hughes Vice President of Corporate Marketing Arunas Slekys and Senior Vice President of Engineering John Corrigan for a conversation about the future of global satellite communications. We discuss how broadband connectivity is a fight for global economic equality, and how the rollout of 5G services could impact the development of satellite hardware and ground terminals.

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

Astronomicist ,

Most chill intro music ever

I love it. And of course, the show’s great, too. Really deep dives and solid variety of content.

Skimorebob ,

Please check the show notes

The show notes for Episode 6 about 5G are actually the show notes for Episode 7 about Cloud.

Kate525 ,

Well done

Dynamic perspective on industry developments, and engaging discussions

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