Episode 97: DOWNLINK--Ben Wilking

  • This week in SF history
    • 25 Feb 1969: Launch of Mariner 6 (wikipedia.org)
    • Watch Tim Dodd recreate this mission in Kerbal Space Program (youtube.com)
  • Spaceflight news
  • Questions, comments, corrections
    • Ben Hallert via email: Looks like the NASA pads are LC and Air Force pads (CCAFS/Vandy) are SLC.
  • Interview: Ben Wilking, Atec Inc.
A schematic of the new Li-Ion batteries, the adapter plate and an old H2 battery parked on the adapter.

A schematic of the new Li-Ion batteries, the adapter plate and an old H2 battery parked on the adapter.

Photos of the assembled adapter and battery

Photos of the assembled adapter and battery

Adapter on-orbit, during installation

Adapter on-orbit, during installation