Chandrayaan-2's lander made it to the surface a little sooner than planned. Also, more Hayabusa2 news and WFIRST inches towards reality.
Orion successfully abort, three Starlinks don't wake up, Exomars and DSCOVR get a little crash-y.
Falcon Heavy had a TVC failure that resulted in the loss of another center core, but they finally caught a fairing. Also, Mars 2020 needs your help!
While we wait out a slow news week, we look to the future and summarize upcoming non-Earth science missions.
This week in SF history
22 June 1978. Discovery of Pluto’s moon Charon by John Christy (wikipedia.org)
Short & Sweet
Questions, comments, corrections
Spitzer is being retired at long last. Also, a commercial ISS, an HP3 troubleshooting idea, and a launch from sea.
Brazil has a long history of reaching out of our atmosphere. Today we talk about the triumphs, failures, and even a conspiracy theory of Brazilian Space.
We're excited about Europa Clipper, even though one of its instruments just got a downgrade.
Keri Bean not only worked on Opportunity during its operation, but was on the recovery team that tried to save it.