Event Photo iOS App Podcast Article Website Talk News
Anthony Colangelo

I’m Anthony Colangelo.

I build websites and applications, write, podcast, speak, and take photos.

Astra Launched, Learned Something

Main Engine Cut Off

Speaking of early shutdowns, Astra launched just about two weeks ago, but the results are unclear—the FAA stated there was a mishap, and Alaska Aerospace told SpaceNews that “the customer is very pleased with the outcome of the launch.”

Boeing’s Sticky Situation

Main Engine Cut Off

There’s still some murkiness here. Was the 1.5-second firing the full duration that they were aiming for with this test, or did it shut down early? I’ve heard the latter.

T+87: Rocket Lab Launch Complex 2

Main Engine Cut Off

Rocket Lab announced that they’re in the final selection stage of their search for a US launch site. I break down the options they have, and discuss why I think they’ll pick Wallops Island.

The FCC Might Let 5G (Use Some C-Band)

Main Engine Cut Off

“The unanimous vote by Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai and the agency’s three commissioners lays the groundwork for the transition of some, or possibly all of the 500 megahertz of spectrum commonly known as C-band.”

New Glenn Dual Manifesting

Main Engine Cut Off

Blue seems to be trying really hard to limit the downsides of dual manifesting, and a single price for a ride to orbit no matter how you fly or when is a huge departure from the norm. It really only makes sense two ways: the entry price for a ride on New Glenn is shockingly low, or Blue will have no shortage of their own payloads to fly. Or both.