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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

CONTEXT: “Orbital Reef”—Commercial Space Station

The “team” is led by Blue Origin, founded 21 years ago, and Sierra Space, which acquired the Dream Chaser spacecraft, which was announced in 2004, 17 years ago. Neither has, to this date, attempted or completed an orbital flight. Team members include Boeing, the launch of whose Starliner “Hangar Queen” is slipping further into 2022 due to problems with hypergolic reaction control thrusters, a technology dating from the 1950s. What could possibly go wrong?

Posted at October 26, 2021 11:50