Episode 116: Overperformance and underperformance

  • This week in SF history
  • Spaceflight news
  • Short & Sweet
    • Chinasat 9A was able to raise itself to the proper orbit recovering from an anomaly during its june 19 launch. (xinhuanet.com)
    • Pacific Spaceport Complex, AKA Kodiak is in operation again. (HT Sam Moore: reuters.com)
  • Questions, comments, corrections
    • Thanks to Chris Radcliff for pointing out the closed captions in this Virgin Orbit static fire video (youtube.com)
    • Space Is Kind of Cool: How Rocket Engines Work - Part 2 - Flow and Pressure (youtube.com)
    • Vote for the next MCC interview at theorbitalmechanics.com/survey
The only unmodified Soyuz 7K-TM to fly in space (spaceflight.nasa.gov)

The only unmodified Soyuz 7K-TM to fly in space (spaceflight.nasa.gov)

So weird. (archive.org)

So weird. (archive.org)