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Kickstarting a moon rocket with Moonspike

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In this epicsode we take a look at the Kickstarter project Moonspike which is a crowd funded moon rocket –

In Space News we have:
* Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle lofts Astronaut
* Long March 3B Launch with communications satellite
* Ariane 5 launch with Sky Muster and Arsat 2
* Soyuz-U launch with Progress resupply ship
* Atlas V launch with Morelos 3
* NASA confirms intermittent water flows on Mars
* Moon Express signs with Rocket Labs for launch services
* Launch Pad Repairs Completed on Wallops Island
* Blue Origin Completes 100+ Staged Combustion Tests of BE-4 Engine

What’s Up! October 2015 – Space Pod 10/2/15

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TMRO’s Chief Astronomer Jared Head takes a look at a few far off objects in the sky for October 2015.

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An update on Commercial Space

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This week we take a look at a few different commercial space companies and see where they are are. SpaceX, Orbital ATK and Virgin Galactic return to flight and Bigelow modules.

In Space News we have:
* Debut of Long March 6 Rocket
* Debut of Long March 11 Rocket
* Rokot Launch
* Orbital ATK to supply boosters for Vulcan Rocket
* Super Moon Eclipse
* Upgraded Falcon 9 static fire test
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Space Launch System Past and Future

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This week we take a look at NASA’s Space Launch System (SLS), where it came from and where it could be going.

In Space News we have:
* Proton Launches with AM8 Communications Satellite
* Two secret launches made by China
* Boeing rejects bid to buy United Launch Alliance
* Blue Origin announces commercial rocket pad in Florida
* NASA Delays crewed flight of Orion to 2023
* Virgin Galactic Announces More Capable LauncherOne
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Why Acronyms Seriously Suck

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This week we explore our policy on no acronyms and make the case for eliminating their general usage when trying to explain aerospace to others.

In Space News we have:
* Secret China Launch
* Galileo launch o Soyuz
* Aerojet Rocketdyne bidding to buy United Launch Alliance for $2bn
* Boeing renames CST-100 (Crew Space Transportation) to ‘CST-100 Starliner’
* Firefly Space Systems tests rocket engine
* SpaceX released beautiful vidoes of Crew Dragon interior
* New Horizons starting data dump
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A walkthrough of Copenhagen Suborbitals

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This week Mads Wilson returns to give us a walkthrough of Copenhagen Suborbitals workshop. If you would like more information or to help support Copenhagen Suborbitals, hit up their website at

In Space News:
* Yaogan 27 launched via Long March 4C
* GSAT 6 launched via GSLV
* Inmarsat 5 F3 launched via Proton
* Jeff Bezos to Make Commercial Launch Announcement Next Month
* Lynx Flights 6-9 Months Away
* Russia Eyes Advanced Replacement for Soyuz Booster
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