SOME ITEMS BROADCAST DURING 2017

DOCUMENTARY FEATURES
compiled by Andrew Rennie

BROADCAST
DATE
SUBJECT DESCRIPTION
January 4 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
Janaury 11 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
January 18 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
Janaury 18 Gene Cernan Noting the death of former astronaut and moon walker Gene Cernan.
Janaury 25 Summer Science Fiction Science fiction stories from the 1950's.
January 25 Apollo 1 Marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo Saturn 204 (later Apollo 1) fire on the launch pad that killed astronauts Gus Grissom, Ed White and Roger Chaffee, a "virtual" interview with astronauts Neil Armstrong (Gemini 8 and Apollo 11), Frank Borman (Gemini 7 and Apollo 8), Jim Lovell (Gemini 7, Gemini 12, Apollo 8 and Apollo 13), Wally Schirra (Mercury 8, Gemini 6 and Apollo 7) and Alan Shepard (Mercury 3 and Apollo 14). (audio inserts courtesy JSC Oral History Unit)
Listen or download (24 min 24 s - 23.4 MB)
February 1 Mercury Atlas 6 Part 1 Marking the 55th anniversary of John Glenn's spaceflight aboard Friendship 7 in song and commentary.
February 8 Mercury Atlas 6 Part 2 Marking the 55th anniversary of John Glenn's spaceflight aboard Friendship 7 in song and commentary. Also the entire speech made to the U.S. Congress after the mission by John Glenn.
March 22 World Meteorological Day To mark tomorrow's event a discussion of: the COSMIC satellites; Australia's use of the Chineese Fengyun satellites; the AIRS instrument on NASA's Aqua satellite; the CrIS instrument on the Suomi satellite; the Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometers on EUMETSAT's MetOp A and B satellites; and plans for the TROPICS constellation.
March 29 Space Music A musical journey to space.
April 5 Space Music A musical journey to space.
April 5 Space Junk The growing problem of orbital debris. Views from the 1980s of the problem; what can be done about it; the e.deorbit project; the Long Duration Exposure Facility; ESA's Clean Space initiative; and how to avoid satellite colissions. (Inserts courtesy ESA, NASA and GSFC)
April 19 Soyuz 1 and the death of cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov Igor Rozemberg (Member, Space Association of Australia,Melbourne) and Andrew Rennie discuss the 50th anniversary of the death of Vladimir Komarov aboard Soyuz 1. Included music and sound bytes.
Listen or download (38 min 14 s - 36.7 MB)
April 19 QB 50 The launch this morning of the first fully Australian built satellites in 50 years. AU 01 SUSat, AU 02 UNSW-ECO and AU 03 Inspire 2 will be deployed into independent orbits as part of the QB 50 project.
Listen or download (10 min 22 s - 10.0 MB)
April 19 Cassini About to begin a series of 22 dives between the rings and atmosphere of Saturn. Discovery of hydrogen in the plumes of Enceladus and its importance for possible life in that moon's ocean.
April 26 Cassini As the programme went to air Cassini was the closest it had ever been to Saturn as it made its first dive between the rings and the planet.
April 26 Space Policy Australia - Part One of Five The politics of space policy in Australia. An overview of the programme series; the issuance by the Australian Space Industry Association of a white paper calling for the formation of an Australian Space Agency (Michael Davis and Mark Ramsay); missed opportunities of the past 50 years (Owen Mace); and a potted history of Australian involvement in space (Alice Gorman).
* Listen or download full programme (48 min 17 s - 46.4 MB)
* Listen or download Michael Davis, Chair, Space Industry Association of Australia (2 min 38 s - 2.5 MB)
* Listen or download Mark Ramsay, Advisory Council Member, Space Industry Association of Australia (5 min 9 s - 5.0 MB)
* Listen or download Owen Mace, Australis Oscar 5 Team Member (23 min 57 s - 23.0 MB)
* Listen or download Alice Gorman, Advisory Council Member, Space Industry Association of Australia (3 min 40 s - 3.5 MB)
May 3 Space Policy Australia - Part Two of Five The politics of space policy in Australia. The case for Australia becoming a member of the European Space Agency is put by Warwick Holmes (former Engineer at ESA). Joining the discussion were: David Broadbent (Robotic Engineer, Rocketlabs USA, Auckland); Richard Tonkin (Member, Australis Oscar 5 Team, Melbourne); Brett Biddington (Owner, Biddington Research Pty Ltd, Melbourne); Owen Mace (Member, Australis Oscar 5 Team, Melbourne); Jason Held (Founder, Saber Astronautics, Sydney); and Alice Gorman (Advisory Council Member, Space Industry Association of Australia, Adelaide).
* Listen or download full programme (55 min 42 s - 53.5 MB)
* Listen or download Warwick Holmes (former Engineer at ESA) (24 min 7 s - 23.2 MB)
* Listen or download panel discussion (9 min 37 s - 9.2 MB)
May 10 Federal Budget 2017 An analysis of the 2017 Federal Budget to find the mentions of space and astronomy.
Listen or download panel discussion (4 min 39 s - 4.5 MB)
May 10 Space Policy Australia - Part Three of Five The politics of space policy in Australia. Jason Held (Founder, Saber Astronautics, Sydney) describes Australian opportunities in space and Brett Biddington (Owner, Biddington Research Pty. Ltd., Melbourne) explains why the Australian story has been a northern hemisphere one.
* Listen or download full programme (47 min 6 s - 45.2 MB)
* Listen or download Jason Held (20 min 19 s - 23.0 MB)
* Listen or download Brett Biddington (23 min 35 s - 22.7 MB)
May 17 Cape York Spaceport The land allocated in the 1980s for a spaceport on Cape York has neen handed back to the indigenous owners.
Listen or download (3 min 9 s - 3.0 MB)
May 17 Space Policy Australia - Part Four of Five The politics of space policy in Australia. Mark Todd (Senior Policy Officer, Space Coordination Office, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science, Canberra) explains what "space" means to Australians; outlines space policy functions; Australian government activities and agencies; issueance of launch certificates; opportunities for Australian industry and the move to smaller satellites; and the review of the Space Activities Act. Russell Boyce (Chairman, National Committee for Space And Radio Science, Australian Aceadmy of Science, Canberra) describes the Academy's submission to the review of the Space Activities Act, and its review of the decadal plan for space science. Brett Biddington (Owner, Biddington Research Pty. Ltd., Melbourne) states the status of the Australian Satellite Utilisation Policy. Upulie Diveskara (Ph.D. Candidate, Monash University, Clayton) gives her personal view on a mooted Australian Space Agency.
* Listen or download full programme (31 min 47 s - 30.5 MB)
* Listen or download Mark Todd (14 min 3 s - 13.5 MB)
* Listen or download Brett Biddington (6 min 18 s - 6.1 MB)
* Listen or download Russell Boyce on Space Act (4 min 24 s - 4.2 MB)
* Listen or download Russell Boyce on Decadal Review (1 min 14 s - 1.2 MB)
* Listen or download Upulie Diveskara (2 min 23 s - 2.3 MB)