Weekly insights into spaceflight engineering news, interviews and discussions. Listen in for technical details, corrections from people in the know and "one step deeper" knowledge.
Footage of the Falcon Heavy center booster, a discussion of the Hispasat booster, Stratolaunch as a spaceplane booster and Swarm Tech shouldn't have been on a booster.
JWST keeps falling out of striking distance, F9 B5 is within striking distance of its first flight, and Hyabusa 2 is about to pounce on Ryugu!
One crazy trick trajectory engineers don't want you to know about! Also, keep an eye on Juno, and SpaceX is having more fairing issues.
We discuss US EVA-48, a secretive smallsat launcher, a new ASDS, Mr. Steven and SPX science certification.
Falcon Heavy woooooo! We spent most of the recording running around cheering, but eventually we settled down and also talked about a very fast Progress, a scuttled F9 booster and JWST's optics package.
Rob Hoyt is founder and CEO of Tethers Unlimited, a smallsat component company that produces a number of very handy bolt-on components. Also, the smallest orbital-class launcher and an Ariane 5 revisit.
We were shocked to find out there was more on the first orbital Electron than a Dove and two Lemurs! We also chew over Ariane 5's partial failure.
Rocket Lab made it to orbit! Also, upcoming EVAs, RS-25 stand test, a tiny Zuma update and a toasty Atlas V launch.
Falcon Heavy still hasn't had a static fire, Long March is lucky not to have started a (building) fire, we hear more from Blue Origin, from NASA on SPX crew flights and Rocket Lab's Still Testing.
This week, we had to say goodbye to one of the most experienced astronauts. Godspeed, John!
This month's banner video, Juno Perijove 06, is courtesy of NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran.