HAKUTO-R's failure analysis is in, and simpler than we'd hoped. Also, the sale of Virgin Orbit, and a hot parasol from ESA.
Blue Origin submits their own HLS lander and wins a NextSTEP contract! Also, a CAPSTONE nav demo, a Flashlight sneeze, and an RST part.
China's spaceplane made good practice for a private tracking company. Also, Pu-238 production and ULA testing.
A suborbital launch went off course and landed across borders. Also, a suborbital success, a suborbital failure, and new New Horizons science.
Musk doubles down on the trench-free lifestyle. Also, Hakuto-R, a China-lead moonbase cooperative, and a ride for Griffin.
Starship's first flight rates 25 out of 33, a real naked rebar kind of launch! Also, a Swede on Axiom and a reflown engine on Electron.
SpaceX reduces their niobium consumption, Relativity increases their engine count, and the coolest use of niobium ever.
Centaur puts on a show! Also, Artemis II crew, a spaceplane test, another spaceplane test, and a NASA naming policy slipped past us.
NASA outlines their future Mars plans. Also, Soyuz-5 threatened, Virgin Orbit layoffs, and an experimental metal printer.
Relativity Space made their first launch attempt, accomplishing some milestones, but falling short of others. Also, HANBIT, NS-23, and SWOT.
A Stoke Space prepares for a short hop, we review their surprising approach. Also, an ISS deorbit tug, Virgin Orbit's pause, and a new moon suit!
A deep dive into STS-400 in honor of our fourth double-zero episode. Also, the VV22 investigation, an IBEX glitch, and an ISS maneuver.
Learn with us from the noted cheese machine designer about testing flextures, aligning space lasers, and roll-up solar arrays.
A bit of Starship static fire info, and a look at SPX's plans. Also, NASA prepares for Gateway and BeetleSat spreads its wings.
New photos of a leaking Soyuz, and LauncherOne's failure mode are decidedly un-cool. Also, H3's abort, SPX oil rigs, ESCAPADE, and a space tug.
A Russian satellite broke up just ahead of the hallmark holiday. Also, Super Heavy, Progress MS-21, Camden, and Kuiper!
ISRO published a detailed overview of their SSLV failure investigation. Also, NASA's Artemis I software, Peregrine's landing site, and Mars samples!
As chemical rockets near their theoretical limits, NASA decides to just rocket harder. Also, Starship's WDR, Lucy's new target and JunoCam's anomaly.
ABL released their initial DEMO-1 failure analysis, explaining nine simultaneous engine shutdowns. Also, ISS scientists, JUICE, Lucy, and ClearSpace!
Spaceflight News— Soyuz MS-22 rescue (spacenews.com) (russianspaceweb.com)— Virgin Orbit failure (spacenews.com) (spacenews.com) (virginorbit.com) — Virgin Galactic recently restructured their leadership (spacenews.com) — Virgin Orbit is suffering financial woes (arstechnica.com)— ABL RS1 failure (spacenews.com) (nasaspaceflight.com) (HT Sam: twitter.com/ablspacesystems) (HT Sam: twitter.com/shaggrugg) (twitter.com/Harry__Stranger)Short & Sweet— Soyuz-OneWeb hostage negotiations underway...
A moon mission mélange! Also, Wenchang expansion and Impulse Space on Transporter-9.
A Soyuz wet the bed, and is now at risk of overheating! Also, Lockheed Martin and Zhuque-2 have both burst their own bubble.
HLS2 bids are in! Also, a new sea-launched rocket and a future rocket-launched Tim!
Artemis is officially homeward-bound! Also, Phantom Space ridesharing, Bluewalker full deployment, and iROSA installation.