Aerospace startup Rocket Lab says it’s going to build a second launch site in the US Soon the company will be known for building launch pads, instead of launching rockets from them. I understand caution, but Rocket Lab is nearing the Virgin Galactic approach for launching things. I am also confused by this. One of […]Read More July 13, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
On today’s show: A commercial Japanese rocket fails Rocket Lab still hasn’t launched its commercial Electron rocket And, RemoveDebris–orbital debris hunter You can find the latest podcast in the link below: https://tmrr.podbean.com/e/episode-13-momo-is-not-a-studio-ghibli-character/ Intro background music POD Dreams by Stefan Kartenberg (c) copyright 2017 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. dig.ccmixter.org/files/JeffSpeed68/56307 Ft: Debbizo, […]Read More The Mission Readiness Review Episode 13: Momo is NOT a Studio Ghibli Character!
Word of the day: Bangabandhu The satellite on SpaceX’s first Block 5 Falcon 9 launch seems to be named after Bangladesh’s founding father. It supposedly means “friend of Bengal.” Budget 2018: space agency details still scant – but GPS and satellite imagery funded Okay, the Australians are so serious about space, they’re spending millions to […]Read More May 11, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
Stories I happened upon during the past week. “…the Government Accountability Office warned that costs for national security space launches are rising…” Aand, here we go again: http://spacenews.com/congressional-auditors-raise-red-flags-on-eelv-costs-national-security-launch-industrial-base/. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) released an annual report and noted AGAIN concerns about excessive costs surrounding the United States Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program […]Read More Weekly Spatial Resolutions
This site contains my opinions and ideas only, not the opinions or ideas of any organization I work for. It’s my idea playground, and I’m inviting you in. Welcome! Which is worse? An advertised price many folks say can’t be true? Or an unavailable published price taxpayers are normally on the hook for? The second […]Read More The $62 million (and higher) question