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 the recent loss of IRNSS 1H, trapped in its fairing, and we learn about a newly discovered flaw in Intelsat-33e's stationkeeping thrusters. Also we get a little more clarification of the Dragonrider suit.
Nuclear propulsion, a promise of new space suits, TDRS-M is healthy, the X-Prize will never be won, and another launchpad at KSC.
We learn more about the Rocket Lab's first flight failure, a minimalistic cubsat failure , and an H-IIA that was grounded (due to a failure)
Jason Seagram works at CSA, and was a major part of the recent MBSU RnR.
There are two MPLMs in storage right now... and one of them might be headed to the moon! Also, another short-sighted US space telescope.
Accion Systems is an MIT spin-off that's developing a new type of electric propulsion, and a very promising one! Also, we heard a bit of Mars news from Elon Musk.
TDRS-M got a little banged up during encapsulation, and Moon Express shows off a mockup! Also, lots of questions, comments and correction burns; let's all get smarter!
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