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Gee, I wonder what it is that is making them get around to this in 2019, rather than decades ago.
The Moon 2024 initiative finally has a name, and it kicks ass—Artemis. However, there seems to be some mass cognitive dissonance surrounding all this that I can’t get my head around.
I’ve heard some talk of what Virgin Orbit is working through, and from the sounds of it, it’s bad. Nearing potentially-losing-an-important-mission bad.
Very special thanks to the 283 of you out there supporting Main Engine Cut Off on Patreon for the month of April. MECO is entirely listener- and reader-supported, so your support keeps this blog and podcast going, growing, and improving, and most importantly, it keeps it independent.
While most everyone has been trying to figure out what the deal is with Marzipan, I decided to learn (a very tiny amount of) AppKit and built my first Mac app.
It’s called Downlink, and it brings real-time satellite imagery of Earth right to your desktop. You can get it today—for free!—on the Mac App Store.
My worlds collide: I built a Mac app using near real-time imagery from GOES-East, GOES-West, and Himawari-8.
It’s called Downlink and you can get it today (free!) on the Mac App Store.
Letting the $8 billion number circulate for a few days makes asking for $4 billion seem more sane than it would have otherwise.
With complete integrated landers being back in the realm of possibility, anything could happen. From SpaceX’s Starship, to a full Blue Moon lander.
Titan is the second coolest planet in the system. Go Team Dragonfly.