Episode 70: SCE to AUX

  • This week in SF history
    • 1962 August 16. The second stage (S-IV) of the Saturn C-1 launch vehicle was successfully static-fired for the first time in a ten-second test at the Sacramento, Calif., facility by the Douglas Aircraft Company.
  • Spaceflight news
    • MUOS V stuck in wrong orbit. (https://spaceflightnow.com/2016/07/08/navys-new-muos-5-communications-satellite-hits-snag-in-space/)
    • Tethers Unlimited signs first HYDROS sale (http://www.tethers.com/HYDROS.html) (http://mstl.atl.calpoly.edu/~bklofas/Presentations/SummerWorkshop2013/Paritsky_HYDROS_Water_Electrolysis.pdf) (http://www.parabolicarc.com/2016/08/03/tethers-unlimited-signs-contracts-deliver-hydros-waterpropelled-thrusters/)
  • Space hack
    • Apollo 12: SCE to AUX
    • Flight journal (http://history.nasa.gov/ap12fj/01launch_to_earth_orbit.htm)
    • Comms audio (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8udidg7haPk)
  • Questions, comments, corrections
    • Dreamchaser’s nose gear deployed properly (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2016/08/nasa-synergistic-dream-chaser-goals/)
      • Skid is “lighter, simpler, safer” (https://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2012/07/dream-chaser-nlg-skid-system-landing-tests/)