Max Q: SpaceX and Boeing prepare for commercial crew mission test

Max Q: SpaceX and Boeing are gearing up for the commercial crew mission test

Welcome back to Max Q, our weekly look at what is happening in the space industry, and startup news. This week was a little quieter than usual from the incredibly over-Packed International Astronautical Congress, but there were still some big moves to come, the promise of a lot more actions before the year – especially to fly in the race, American astronauts into space with a rocket launched from American soil once again.

There are also startup messages, including the question of how a completely different kind of race – a substance in the room could be a basic moment, this opens up whole new areas of opportunity for entrepreneurs, large and small.

SpaceX needs to nail a key ingredient, before his Crew can dragon missions, you can go ahead with people on Board. In fact, it brand has quite a few, but the parachutes are of crucial importance, and it is the development of the parachutes, the help, the Crew was not, dragon float safely back to earth for years.

searches for The third iteration, as the one used for the first Crew of Dragon missions with astronauts, and fortunately, the version three system, now 13 successful tests done in a row. This is approaching the kind of reliability that it needs to show all, used, for the real thing, so this is good news for the current goal of putting astronauts on Board in the beginning of next year.

SpaceX has a further important test for the Crew dragon to come as early as this week – a static fire of the capsule abort motors. This is an important test because the last one went so well. And Boeing will do their pad-abort-test as early as this week as well, sets things up very nicely for a busy time next year in the area of manned space travel.

introduction stuff to space is expensive, and really limits what you can do, in relation to the design of space vehicles and components. Efforts have been made to reduce costs, including SpaceX and Blue Origin is pursuing reusable rockets, but only the things to start up, it instead, it could unlock a lot of lower costs and new technical possibilities. (Extra-crunch-subscription required)

satellite drive has, until recently, to be almost exclusively an individual affair, the prices are often expensive and usually not available for start-up companies, to actually worry about things like burn was. But Morpheus has a new “Lego-like” system for provides affordable, compact and scalable drive can serve pretty much every satellite needs.

Small satellite business is booming, and Kepler, wants to ensure that developers are able to find out what you can do with smallsats, so that it offers a developer kit for its toaster-size IoT communications satellites. Cooler than the Apple TV dev boxes that were on offer once upon a time.

The ISS gets a delivery of supplies and scientific material courtesy of a resupply cargo capsule launched by Northrop Grumman on Saturday. One thing on Board twelve containers of read wine, courtesy of startup Space Cargo Unlimited. I’m going to go for more info that on Monday, so stay tuned.

Released on Sun, 03 Nov 2019 21:24:57 +0000

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