Episode 5: Acronyms

Notice that big launch footage GIF at the top? /u/shrubit did that for us!

  • Spaceflight news
    • NASA clarifies CCtCap decision (SFN) (NASA, great summation starting at the end of page 25)
    • SPX isn’t the only one shooting for satellite internet (aviationweek)
    • ASDS names: Just Read the Instructions (Twitter Twitter) Of Course I Still Love You (twitter)
    • New FH reusable animation (YouTube)
    • Moon Express wins 1 million dollars from Google for demonstrating a commercial lunar lander (CNBC)
    • ATV Georges Lamaitre deboosts ISS (ESA)
    • Rosetta prepares to lose orbit (Matt Taylor of ESA via YT)
  • Discussion, questions, comments
    • /u/high-house-shadow: eventually 4,000 of Musk’s sats will be put into LEO. (Aviation Week)
    • /u/FlorianGer: Lagrange orbits are complicated (scilogs)
    • Apollo-Soyuz model (Ideas.Lego)
  • Minitrack, STADAN and MSFN
  • Upcoming spaceflight events
    • Feb 8: DISCOVR on F9 from Cape Canaveral
    • Feb 10: Dragon departs ISS
    • Feb 11: XIV launch (ESA video)
    • Feb 14: KompSat 3a on Dnepr-1 from Dombarovsky
    • Feb 14: ATV departs ISS
    • Feb 16: US EVA 29
    • Feb 16: Iridium-NEXT on Dnepr from Dombarovsky