Episode 229: Somewhat Rectilinear

  1. This week in SF history

    • September 27 2003: last flight of Ariane 5 G, launching E-Bird

    • Next week in 1958: Twelve pages

  2. Spaceflight news

    • NASA planning on placing a cubesat in a Lunar near-rectilinear halo orbit (spacenews.com) (youtube.com)

      • Meanwhile some Congressfolk are suggesting killing Lunar Gateway altogether (arstechnica.com)

  3. Short & Sweet

  4. Questions, comments, corrections

The inaugural Ariane 5 launch did not go as planned.

The inaugural Ariane 5 launch did not go as planned.

A render of CAPSTONE, the cubesat that will demonstrate the gateway orbit.

A render of CAPSTONE, the cubesat that will demonstrate the gateway orbit.

A satellite image of SC-36

A satellite image of SC-36