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.
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!
Falcon Heavy shows continued signs of actually flying sooner than six months in the future, Angosat-1 had a hiccup and Blue Origin buys land.
Students for the Exploration and Development of Space has a chapter at University of Central Florida, and they've entered the Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition. They had a successful failure last year, and now they're here to talk about their run up for next year.
3D printed rockets, cubesat toys and commercial lunar landings.
This month's banner video, Juno Perijove 06, is courtesy of NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran.