Episode 11: DOWNLINK--Connor West

  • News items

    • Blue origin test (@spaceport)

    • ULA announces new name for next-gen medium lift rocket: Vulcan (SFN) (YouTube)

    • SpaceX stage 1 recovery a failure (@ElonMusk) (YouTube)

      • @ElonMusk "Looks like the issue was stiction in the biprop throttle valve, resulting in control system phase lag. Should be easy to fix." (/r/spacex)

      • Amateur video analysis (/r/spacex)

      • Shows Merlin can throttle to 40%, not 70%. (/r/spacex)(Twitter)

      • JASON-3 landing (space news)

    • RocketLab reveals Rutherford engine (KiwiSpace)(YouTube)

    • D2 inflight abort vehicle (/r/spacex)

  • Questions, comments, corrections

    • DStefanR: more focus on ISRO

  • SF101: Connor!

  • Upcoming spaceflight events, brought to you by twitter.com/nextlaunch (NASA launch coverage conference lines: 321-867-1260 321-867-1220)

    • April 28, 3:09am EDT: Progress M-27M (59P)

    • April 29, 0707 UTC / 3:07am EDT / 16:07 JST - Proton-M/Briz-M carrying Mexsat-1 (Centenario).

    • ay 5: D2 stand abort TBD time https://www.youtube.com/NASAtelevision

    • May 19: Garpun

      • Proton-M/Briz-M from Baikonur

      • Military launch: no webcast

    • May 15: Kobalt-M

      • Soyuz-2.1a from Plesetsk

      • Military launch: no webcast

    • May 19: Garpun

      • Proton-M/Briz-M from Baikonur

      • Military launch: no webcast

    • May 5: Dragon 2 stand abort