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A look at what's in store for NASA’s Orion deep-space capsule on its maiden launch in December, called Exploration Flight Test (EFT)-1.

 

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Guest Blog | The Tyranny of Requirements

From Wayne Hale's Blog:

"I have frequently quoted the old adage: 'given unlimited resources and unlimited schedule, great engineers will produce exactly nothing.' That is because we engineers can’t leave it alone; there is always a slightly better way to do it if we just junk the design we have in hand and start with a clean sheet of paper. Successful program and project management requires many talents and abilities, but critical among them is having a leader who can just say no to creeping requirements."
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Oct. 6

Profile: Thomas Berger, Director, NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center

Oct. 13

Profile: Thomas Markusic, Chief Executive, Firefly Space Systems

Oct. 20

Profile: Rep. Mike Rogers, Chairman, House Armed Services strategic forces subcommittee

Earth Science/Climate Monitoring (Monthly Feature): Researchers using satellites to predict whether an El Nino event will bring significant rainfall is in store for drought-stricken western states.

Oct. 27

Profile: Hiroshi Imazu, Chairman, Space Policy Committee, Liberal Democratic Party of Japan.

Spotlight (Monthly Feature): Satellogic, Argentine cubesat constellation company

 

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