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.
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!
Kam Bahrami sits at the ROBO desk at ISS MCC. We have a quick discussion with him about robotics on Station and the Roll-out Solar Array experiment in particular.
Sharad Bhaskaran is Astrobotic's Mission Director, which means he's going to be responsible for sending payloads to the surface of the Moon. Also: lots of SpaceX speculation and two fantastic correction burns, one from Ben Honey of Johnson Space Center!
An unexpected ISS departure, the Space Foursquare Ball is halfway to the finish line, Stratolaunch stretches its legs, and SpaceX has a ticket price in mind for Red Dragon.
Successful failures all around! BE-4 has an explosion, Rocketlab reaches space, Schiaparelli gets investigated and LRO gets tapped on the shoulder.
Since nothing much happened in the news this week, we decided to take a break and instead bring you an episode from a new podcast, hosted by Ben Etherington and Chris Radcliff. Find more episodes at Notion.farm.
This month's banner video, Juno Perijove 06, is courtesy of NASA / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt / Seán Doran.