This week we talk about the Space Leadership Preservation Act which is looking to change how much influence the President has over NASA.

In Space News:
* Tory Bruno explains ELC very well
* ESA’s ExoMars in final preps for March 14th liftoff
* SpaceX Falcon 9 scrubs second attempt to launch SES-9
* U.S. sanctions on Russia do not bar use of RD-180… Still
* NASA officially starts work on WFIRST space telescope
* Robotic 3D printing Demo heading for ISS

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  • DougSpace says:

    Stability by itself isn’t the solution. There’s no virtue with sticking with a plan if it is a bad plan. Rather, the solution is to double down on good plans. What’s good? Inexpensive approaches like COTS. So long as we keep trying the very inexpensive approaches, they will get canceled or will deserve to be canceled.

    Here’s one key, inexpensive approach. An upper-end Falcon Heavy with cargo to LEO followed by scaled up ion propulsion to an EML staging point for missions beyond the Earth-Moon system. Do the math. This approach would have more capability than the SLS B1, as much as the SLS B1.5, and two such launches docked in LEO would exceed the capability of an SLS B2. And can you guess how the cost would compare??

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