CosmoCast Ep. 45 - Vector's maiden flight
Welcome to this week's Cosmocast! We talk about the fantastic footage of the Falcon 9 landing during the last NROL launch, the stem cell experiments taking place in the Chinese Tiangong space station, and the upcoming CNSA science missions. We mention the upcoming launch of BulgariaSat-1 and give an update on the Cassini grand finale. In the end of the episode we give an update on Juno and Jarrod talks about the new energy generation and propulsion system that could get us to Pluto in little over 4 years (spoiler alert, it's not the EM Drive).
We have two main topics this week: first we talk about Vector, their successful launch and what this could mean for the future of spaceflight. Speaking of the future of spaceflight, we also talk about NASA and the problems that are now emerging due to bad management.
Also, we have a classic making a comeback. We got interrupted during the recording with someone knocking at the door.
You can see footage of the Vector-R launch here.
Here you can find the excellent article that Plamen wrote about the NASA situation: