SpaceX is making strides in developing its next-generation launcher while exploring the boundaries of reusability with Falcon 9.
This carbon fiber mandrel will be used to build the first prototype flying sometime next year.
Fairings and Space Stations fall from the sky, while the NOAA prevents anyone from watching, this week on SPEXcast.
Does it really make sense to solve Earth's problems first before reaching out into the cosmos?
Engineering space to be useful to humans is hard work. This week SPEXcast looks at GOES-S, StarLink demo sats, Ariane V's anomaly, and JWST overruns.
How did SpaceX balance the demands of capital-intensive R&D with the need to increase flight rate and compete in the commercial launch market?