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Midterms and Space

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Jeff Foust wrote a great rundown of the space implications of the midterms that’s worth reading this morning, and I’ve got a few thoughts, as well.

Thanks to October Patrons

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Very special thanks to the 224 of you out there supporting Main Engine Cut Off on Patreon for the month of October. Your support keeps this blog and podcast going, and most importantly, it keeps it independent.

Linkspace’s Forced Perspective

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Linkspace is interesting to follow along with, and I’m excited to see how they do with their bigger hardware. But check out the photo in the article—they consistently use forced perspective like this to make their hardware look enormous.

First Vulcan Certification Flight Delayed to 2021

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I said this at the time, but I expected this news alongside either the BE-4 or Air Force selection announcements. Burying bad news with good news is always a solid plan, and I can’t imagine something has changed drastically in the last few weeks on the Vulcan front.

Viasat Firms Up Falcon Heavy Option

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Just a few weeks back they announced the selection of ULA for a ViaSat-3 launch, and now they’ve firmed up what was an existing option for a Falcon Heavy launch in the 2020–2022 timeframe—the same timeframe as the ULA mission.