Episode 21: GPIM's, HTV's and MKRS's

  • This week in SF history
    • August 30, 1983.
    • Launch of STS-8, making history with Guy Bluford becoming the first african-american in space.
  • Spaceflight news
    • HTV-5 launch
    • GPIM gets propulsion system delivery (NASA)
    • SPX RTF November? (SN)
    • Russia to develop partially reusable ascent vehicle (sputniknews.com)
  • Questions, comments, corrections
    • Big thanks to Naga Rohith Daka for pushing us over $200 in one week!
    • /u/Ethan829: No VASIMR scheduled for ISS.
  • Upcoming spaceflight events, brought to you by launchlibrary.net
    • Orion minimum system test
      • Keep an eye out for a possible broadcast!
    • GSLV Mk II | GSAT-6
      • Aug 27, 11:22:00 GMT
      • Webcast: http://webcast.gov.in/
    • Proton-M Briz-M | Inmarsat 5-F3
      • August 28th, 2015 11:44:00 GMT
      • Webcast: http://tv-tsenki.com/live.php
    • Atlas V 551 | MUOS-4
      • August 31st, 2015 10:07:00 GMT (40 min window)
      • webcast: http://www.ulalaunch.com/webcast.aspx
    • Soyuz FG | Soyuz TMA-18M
      • September 2nd, 2015 12:34 a.m. ET
      • Docking scheduled at 6:53 am ET, coverage begins at 6:00 am
      • Hatch Opening scheduled at ~8:25 a.m. ET, coverage begins at 8:00 am