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.
Published 05/31/23
Blue Origin submits their own HLS lander and wins a NextSTEP contract! Also, a CAPSTONE nav demo, a Flashlight sneeze, and an RST part.
Published 05/24/23
Published 05/24/23
China's spaceplane made good practice for a private tracking company. Also, Pu-238 production and ULA testing.
Published 05/17/23
A suborbital launch went off course and landed across borders. Also, a suborbital success, a suborbital failure, and new New Horizons science.
Published 05/10/23
Musk doubles down on the trench-free lifestyle. Also, Hakuto-R, a China-lead moonbase cooperative, and a ride for Griffin.
Published 05/03/23
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.
Published 04/26/23
SpaceX reduces their niobium consumption, Relativity increases their engine count, and the coolest use of niobium ever.
Published 04/19/23
Centaur puts on a show! Also, Artemis II crew, a spaceplane test, another spaceplane test, and a NASA naming policy slipped past us.
Published 04/12/23
NASA outlines their future Mars plans. Also, Soyuz-5 threatened, Virgin Orbit layoffs, and an experimental metal printer.
Published 04/05/23
Relativity Space made their first launch attempt, accomplishing some milestones, but falling short of others. Also, HANBIT, NS-23, and SWOT.
Published 03/29/23
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!
Published 03/22/23
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.
Published 03/15/23
Learn with us from the noted cheese machine designer about testing flextures, aligning space lasers, and roll-up solar arrays.
Published 03/08/23
A bit of Starship static fire info, and a look at SPX's plans. Also, NASA prepares for Gateway and BeetleSat spreads its wings.
Published 03/01/23
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.
Published 02/22/23
A Russian satellite broke up just ahead of the hallmark holiday. Also, Super Heavy, Progress MS-21, Camden, and Kuiper!
Published 02/15/23
ISRO published a detailed overview of their SSLV failure investigation. Also, NASA's Artemis I software, Peregrine's landing site, and Mars samples!
Published 02/08/23
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.
Published 02/01/23
ABL released their initial DEMO-1 failure analysis, explaining nine simultaneous engine shutdowns. Also, ISS scientists, JUICE, Lucy, and ClearSpace!
Published 01/25/23
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...
Published 01/18/23
A moon mission mélange! Also, Wenchang expansion and Impulse Space on Transporter-9.
Published 01/11/23
A Soyuz wet the bed, and is now at risk of overheating! Also, Lockheed Martin and Zhuque-2 have both burst their own bubble.
Published 12/21/22
HLS2 bids are in! Also, a new sea-launched rocket and a future rocket-launched Tim!
Published 12/14/22
Artemis is officially homeward-bound! Also, Phantom Space ridesharing, Bluewalker full deployment, and iROSA installation.
Published 12/07/22