We blew up a Merlin and dropped a Dream Chaser.
Laura Forczyk studies the space industry professionally, and we get to talk to her about what services she provides as well as some of her predictions!
Will we see the race for space internet begin in the next few months?
Zach and Kelly Weinersmith just published a book called Soonish, a humorous-but-factual look at 10 upcoming technologies. Since a few are in space, we thought we'd talk to Zach about the book!
VRSS-2 was recently launched on a Long March. While it's a fairly conventional Earth observation satellite, we got ahold of its system designer to talk about what makes it different and what the challenges were in building it.
Dr. Bennett is the Spitzer Science Center Deputy Manager, and we got to talk to him about the space telescope's history and operations.
This week we mostly talk about Elon Musk's IAC presentation.
Tianzhou 1 is done, and so is Orbital ATK.
NASA outlines an exciting, laser-focused Mars sample return mission, and SpaceX released another photo of their flight suit.
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.
Let's go shopping for pressure suits. Also, ISS gets CREAMy, and Orion and Orbital ATK both get fire-y!
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!
XCOR is no mor, F9 overperformed, Chinasat made up for an underperformance.
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.
ESA gears up for Prometheus and SpaceX busies itself getting payloads into space.