Our favorite upcoming space based vehicles – Orbit 10.44

By December 4, 2017Orbit 10, TMRO:Space

This week Cariann, Mike and Benjamin talk about our favorite upcoming space vehicles. The amazing thing is how many we had to choose from that are all real! What are your favorite vehicles and why?

Launches:
Long March 6 Launches 3 Jilin Imaging Satellites
Long March 2C Launches 3 Yaogan Spy Sats
Soyuz/Fregat Weather Sat Launch Mishap
Soyuz 2-1b Launches Lotos

In Space News:
SLS Slips to 2020
XCOR Aerospace Files for Bankruptcy
Voyager 1 Backup Thrusters Fired

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8 Comments

  • Zed_WEASEL says:

    Hey, why is this episode not available for viewing in Canada?

  • Lokase says:

    What just changed!? Why can’t I get this video in Canada?!

  • Bencredible says:

    Invalid copyright claim on YouTube. I have updated the embed code to use Vimeo instead.

  • DougSpace says:

    $23 B for the SLS! That could have purchased about 170 Falcon Heavies. Imagine what could have been. Goodness!

  • DougSpace says:

    Is Blue Origin even continuing to test their New Glenn rocket? I would think that we’d be hearing about their launches. And if they are not, why not?

  • Bruce McKean says:

    You will have heard that Patreon is changing how it does business. My $2 (+35% in Canadian dollars) now breaks down this way: 2 to 13% of the $2 goes to the payment processor (although if there are people out there willing to let 13% go to the payment gateway I have no sympathy for them) and 5% of the $2 stays with Patreon. Thus a maximum of $1.86 (and probably a few pennies less) gets to TMRO. Now Patreon is adding 2.9% + 35 cents (~40 cents) on to my $2.00. Bottom line: it costs me $2.40 (+35% exchange = C$3.14) to get $1.86 to TMRO. Am I happy? Something to think about the next time you encourage your audience to “head over to Patreon…”

  • The management process should be really scrutinized. NASA has done quite a bit with the small amount that is provided by the taxpayers. The most they ever had for funding was during the Apollo program. Ever since then, they continue to get less every year.
    Elon Musk, Bezos, and the Bigelows are going to really help fill in the gaps where NASA will not be able to do.

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