What is “Too little, Too late” for $100, Alex? Some Russians think a reusable rocket may be useful. It’s true! It’s in this article: Russia’s advanced technology fund says it will begin testing a reusable rocket to rival SpaceX by 2020. Or maybe not: Russia may lack the funds to compete with SpaceX’s Falcon 9 […]Read More June 8, 2018: Weekly Spatial Resolutions
I happened upon this editorial today: NASA’s New Rocket Is Huge but so Is Its Budget It’s an article from “The National Interest,” so approach it with a little skepticism. As with these kinds of writing, there’s some truth and some spin. Relative to nearly everything else government, NASA’s budget is not that big at […]Read More SLS–Play Out the Line? Or Cut Bait?
Ariane chief seems frustrated with SpaceX for driving down launch costs Whoo-boy! An American summary of an English translation of a German interview of a French space launch manufacturing director. This seems like some comedy from the 1960’s, and only Clouseau is missing. I had to make sure this Ars Technica story was on the […]Read More “Minky”-shines In the French Space Sector
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
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! Click on the link below to get the latest TMRR episode. There will be no TMRR next week–I’m gonna be really, REALLY busy. https://tmrr.podbean.com/e/episode-5-noaa-means-no/ . On […]Read More The Mission Readiness Review–Episode 5: NOAA Means NO!!