Episode 15: Downlink--Firefly Space Systems

Firefly Space Systems wants to build an innovative launch vehicle and send small payloads to orbit for an incredibly low price. We talk to four of their engineers about everything from their aerospike engine to fuel tank construction. Also LDSD could use a third try, Philae needs a cup of coffee, New Horizons doesn’t need a blanket and SES goes to the thrift store.

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