Spaceflight Update - March 14, 2018

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Mar 14 13:10 [raw]

It's been a long time since the last broadcast. Here is a minor update with some recent spaceflight news. Picture released of a test fire of Blue Origin's BE-4 engine, which is currently under development. The BE-4 engine will be used on the New Glenn rocket and will most likely replace the russian RD-180 engines on ULA's upcoming Vulcan rocket. http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/organizations/blue-origin/jeff-bezos-tweets-latest-be-4-engine-test-footage/ Rocket Porn: Here is an animated image of the March 1st NASA GOES-S launch, the business end of a ULA Atlas-V 541 rocket. https://i.redd.it/dz5idbq7imj01.gif More pictures here: http://www.spaceflightinsider.com/photo-galleries/gallery-goes-s-launch/ NASA's JUNO probe is still beaming back amazing pictures and science from Jupiter orbit. Here are some recent images of extreme storms near Jupiter's poles: http://www.americaspace.com/2018/03/08/jupiters-massive-polar-cyclones-on-display-in-stunning-new-images-from-juno/ That's all for now, more to come hopefully soon. Upcoming launches: March 20: Long March 2D(China) March 21: Soyuz-FG(Russia) March 21: Ariane 5(France/ESA) March 28: Soyuz-2-1v(Russia) March 29: GSLV Mk II(India) March 29: Falcon 9 block 4(USA) --This message was sent Wednesday, March 14 at 1301 UTC. Subscribe for more Spaceflight and Astronomy news: Spaceflight Broadcast BM-2cUYjcY2YLnRghFW1ZtxZUTQ4u1SGcTvcQ [chan] space BM-2cVcHu1NLBud6UFJ8NHtCWWNSsxj5z8SMe

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Mar 14 16:19 [raw]

In this most recent installment of the spaceflight update we discovered that NASA was faking ISS footage with augmented virtual reality. Now back to the Kardashians.

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