On This Episode
Troy Hudson is a Planetary Geologist and Instrument Engineer for Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Dragonfly Principal Investigator for JHU Applied Physics Lab
Chief Scientist / LightSail Program Manager for The Planetary Society
Senior Communications Adviser and former Host of Planetary Radio for The Planetary Society
NASA has given the go-ahead for Dragonfly, a flying rotorcraft that will explore Saturn’s mysterious moon Titan. Mission Principal Investigator Elizabeth “Zibi” Turtle helps us celebrate. Troy Hudson tells us about the ongoing effort to rescue the Mole on Mars lander InSight. And Bruce Betts provides the latest on LightSail 2’s attempt to sail on the light of the sun.
- The Dragonfly Mission
- Zibi Turtle's first appearance on Planetary Radio in March of 2003
- January, 2019 conversation at the JHU Applied Physics Lab with Zibi Turtle
- NASA’s InSight Uncovers the Mole
- The InSight Mission
- LightSail 2 Team to Conduct More Testing before Sail Deployment
- Learn more and follow the mission of LightSail 2
This week's prizes:
This week's question:
With regard to spacecraft, what does ADCS stand for?
To submit your answer:
Complete the contest entry form at http://planetary.org/radiocontest or write to us at [email protected] no later than Wednesday, July 17th at 8am Pacific Time. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.
Last week's question:
What are the four formal tracking station locations for LightSail 2? Latitude and longitude not required!
The answer will be revealed next week.
Question from the June 13 space trivia contest:
What does the label of the Mini-DVD on LightSail 2 say? It contains the names of all Planetary Society members and others, along with selfies.
Printed on the LightSail 2 Mini-DVD is “LightSail, Citizen Funded Flight by Light.”