NASA’s New Laser Satellite Launched into Orbit

12.22.2021 - By SpaceTime with Stuart Gary

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The Astronomy, Technology, and Space Science News Podcast.SpaceTime Series 24 Episode 141*NASA’s new laser satellite launched into orbitThe future of space communications has been launched into orbit by NASA. The Laser Communications Relay Demonstration together with a joint NASA-U.S. Naval Research Laboratory space weather payload to study the Sun’s radiation were launched as part of the U.S. Space Force's Space Test Program 3 mission.*Hubble back to full operationsNASA’s Hubble Space Telescope is now back up and running after technicians were able to recovered the last of the orbiting observatory’s four primary instruments – the Imaging Spectrograph.*Russia sends two more space tourists to the ISSA Soyuz spacecraft carrying two Japanese space tourists and a Russian Cosmonaut have docked successfully with the International Space Station.*Space Station antenna destroyed by space debrisMeanwhile, astronauts have finally been allowed to undertake a space walk outside the International Space Station to repair a broken antenna.*The Science ReportGrowing calls for a third booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the wake of the Omicron variantIBM build the first quantum computer with over a hundred quantum bits or qubits on a chip.Iran’s actions are causing a nuclear crisis which is destabilizing the entire Middle EastAlex on Tech: global chip shortageListen to SpaceTime with our universal listen link: Sponsor Details:This episode of SpaceTime is brought to you with the support of NordVPN…The world’s leading VPN provider. Making your online data unreadable to others. Check them out and get a special holiday season discount offer (73% off), plus help support SpaceTime… visit or use the coupon code STUARTGARY at checkout. Thank you…For more SpaceTime and show links: If you love this podcast, please get someone else to listen too. Thank you…To become a SpaceTime supporter and unlock commercial free editions of the show, gain early access and bonus content, please visit . Premium version now available via Spotify and Apple Podcasts.

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