SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 1991

INTERVIEWS
by Andrew Rennie

The Space Show went on air on the Sunday after Easter, 1991 April 7. Full records of interviews, lectures and documentary features were not kept until near the end of 1991, so this page may not be 100% complete.

Most interviews were recorded stereophonicly with the intention they be heard on home hi-fidelity stereophonic radio equipment. We recommend you listen to these downloadable audio files in this way. If you choose to listen with headphone or earbuds you may find the left-ear / right-ear effect unpleasant.

BROADCAST
DATE
GUESTTOPIC
April 7Leighton Farrell
Corporate Relations and
Public Affairs Manager
Aussat Limited
Sydney
Aussat and its operations. Company up for sale.
Listen or Download (10 min 46 s - 10.1 MB)
April 14Kirby Iken
Space Insurance Manager
GIO Insurance
Sydney
Space insurance.
Listen or Download (12 min 58 s - 12.1 MB)
April 14Martin Kirkby
Manager
Australian Space Insurance Group
Melbourne
Insurance loss when Anik E2 fails to deplay antenna.
Listen or Download (5 min 57 s - 5.6 MB)
May 12Kerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Powerhouse Museum's varied space display from China, Australia, USSR.
Listen or Download (11 min 40 s - 10.9 MB)
MayAaron Cohen
Director
Johnson Space Center
Houston
Texas
Preparations for STS 40 Spacelab Life Science mission. Physiological research; planning for humans to Mars; environental conditions in a closed space; role of a space station in Moon exploration; restructuring the design of Space Station Freedom; the JSC Bioreactor; possible Australian involvement in space station instrumentation; curation of the Apollo moon rocks; and possible use of lunar soil helium-3 in fusion reactors.
Listen or Download (18 min 17 s - 17.3 MB)
Unknown dateBill Barrett
Manager Major Contracts
OTC Ltd
Sydney
OTC Antenna development, use of Intelsat system, antenna exports and use of Demand Assigned Multiple Access Network in the Pacific region.
Listen or Download (10 min 24 s - 9.7 MB)
Unknown dateBill Barrett
Manager Major Contracts
OTC Ltd
Sydney
OTC Stations at Mooree and Ceduna.
The October 20 podcast below incorporates this interview.
October 20Bill Barrett
Manager Major Contracts
OTC Ltd
Sydney
OTC's involvement in the early days of satellite communications. Listening to Sputnik 1, the early Intelsat satellites, NASA links through Canarvon, building ground stations at Moree, Ceduna and Sydney's Oxford Falls.
Listen or Download (14 min 45 s - 13.8 MB)
October 20Leighton Farrell
Corporate Relations and
Public Affairs Manager
Aussat Limited
Sydney
Aussat and its operations. Company up for sale. Effects of forthcoming era of Pay-TV.
Listen or Download (4 min 57 s - 4.6 MB)
October 20Eugene Kopp
Manager of Technology Development
Space and Communications Group
Hughes Aircraft Company
Los Angeles
Direct broadcast satellites, video compression techniques. This was an extract from the full interview broadcast Nov 3 and 13.
November 3Eugene Kopp
Manager of Technology Development
Space and Communications Group
Hughes Aircraft Company
Los Angeles
Communications services into the 21st century. Part 1
Listen or Download (7 min 43 s - 7.2 MB)
November 3Jane Derwent
VCE Student
Ashwood College
Ashwood
Work on using astronomical measurements to determine the mass of Saturn.
November 13Eugene Kopp
Manager of Technology Development
Space and Communications Group
Hughes Aircraft Company
Los Angeles
Communications services into the 21st century. Part 2.
Listen or Download (8 min 35 s - 8.0 MB)
November 13Roger Franzen
Space and Quality Assurance Manager
Auspace Limited
Canberra
Australian Launch Vehicle, possible payloads.
Listen or download (15 min 58 s - 17.1 MB)
November 20Mark Blair
Defense Science and Technology Organisation
Salisbury
South Australia
and
Co-ordinator
Ausroc Projects Group
Part 1: Ausroc 2 project - Size, trajectory, Woomera launch site, range safety, telemetry, insurance and funding.
Listen or Download Take 1 of Part 1 (5 min 10 s - 4.8 MB)
Listen or Download Take 2 of Part 1 (3 min 17 s - 3.0 MB)

Part 2: How Ausroc 1 was lost, chareacteristics of Ausroc 2 and plans for Ausroc 3.
Listen or Download Part 2 (7 min 49 s - 7.3 MB)

November 27Mark Blair
Defense Science and Technology Organisation
Salisbury
South Australia
and
Co-ordinator
Ausroc Projects Group
Ausroc 1 project history. Advice for youngsters intersted in rocketry.
Listen or Download (10 min 32 s - 9.8 MB)
November 27Tzu Pei Chen
Ausroc Projects Group
Melbourne
Computer control of Ausroc rocket.
November 27John Coleman
Ausroc Projects Group
Melbourne
Data command and telemetry on the Ausroc project.
November 27Bill Barrett
Manager Major Contracts
OTC Ltd
Sydney
Anniversary of first television broadcast from Canarvon to United Kingdom. The advent and growth of international television via satellite. Reduced cost of telephony.
Listen or Download (5 min 23 s - 5.0 MB)
November 27John Egan
Commercial Space Consultant
USA
Commercial Satellite Launch services, Industrial Space Facility, Spacehab, weather satellites.
Listen or Download (15 min 57 s - 14.9 MB)
December 4Ed Roberts
Major Projects Manager
Auspace
Canberra
The Global Positioning System.
Listen or Download (9 min 41 s - 9.0 MB)
December 11John Egan
Commercial Space Consultant
USA
Space Commercialisation
Listen or Download (6 min 54 s - 6.4 MB)
December 18Kerrie Dougherty
Curator
Space technology
Powerhouse Museum
Ultimo
Sydney
Space Station display.
Listen or download (9 min 20 s - 8.7 MB)
December 18Ed Roberts
Manager Major Projects
Auspace
Canberra
Global Positioning System applications
Listen or Download (7 min 3 s - 6.6 MB)
Unknown dateDavid White
Minister
Manufacturing and Industry Development
State Government of Victoria
Melbourne
Aerospace in Victoria.
Listen or Download (5 min 50 s - 5.4 MB)