Archive for September 2015

An update on Commercial Space

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…

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Space Launch System Past and Future

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…

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Why Acronyms Seriously Suck

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…

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