We are joined by Dr. Franklin Chang Díaz the CEO and founder of As Astra Rocket Company to talk about VASIMR – Variable Specific Impulse Magnetoplasma Rocket. This is a next generation electric space propulsion technology that is already working on the ground. Next steps are to test in space.
In Space News:
Soyuz launches the Meteor M2 Satellite
Angara’s Maiden Launch
Soyuz launches the O3b F2 Satellite
Firefly space and the Aerospike engine
Planetary Society reveals the launch date of LightSail-1