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This story is so crazy that it nearly sounds like an entrapment scheme—not that something like that has happened before.
The 2020/2021 New Launch Vehicle sales cycle continues—New Glenn, Ariane 6, and now H3 all have commercial customers. Still waiting on those first Vulcan and Omega contracts.
They are in need of a good example of their flight safety procedures, and while the event will surely be used by some to criticize SpaceX and their operations, anyone looking to give an honest assessment of the situation will come away impressed with the flight operations yesterday.
“We stopped giving dates! Here’s a date!”
This award isn’t a ton of money—especially for Aerojet Rocketdyne—but it’s good to see continued development on this front.
InSight landed with incredible accuracy and just two degrees of tilt, and both MarCO-A and -B relayed all telemetry back to Earth in real time.
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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.