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Episode T+108: Layoffs and Launch Sites

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I wanted to spend some time breaking down a few news items from last week that may be leading indicators of trends for 2019: layoffs at Stratolaunch, Tethers Unlimited, and SpaceX, and Relativity signed a lease for Launch Complex 16 at Cape Canaveral.

WorldView-4 Fails

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Such a bummer to lose a satellite after just two years in space, especially one that generated $85 million in revenue last year.

Thanks to December Patrons

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Very special thanks to the 245 of you out there supporting Main Engine Cut Off on Patreon for the month of December. 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.

Episode T+106: Q&A

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This month I tackle questions on future space architectures, companies working in space right now, and finish with a 2018 Top 10 ranking.

The Inter-nominal Podcast

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Jamie and Matt of The Interplanetary Podcast had Jake and I on their show for a wrap-up of 2018. I could not possibly have had more fun doing this episode—give it a listen!

Spaceflight to Launch Brazil’s Amazonia-1

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Pretty cool to see Spaceflight sign a deal like this, where they book a full-size primary payload and will match secondary payloads with it on a dedicated launch. Seems like an attractive service for all parties, and I hope to see more of it in the future.