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MECO is opinion and analysis of spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy, by Anthony Colangelo.

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MECO is opinion and analysis of spaceflight, exploration, policy, and strategy, by Anthony Colangelo.

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@WeHaveMECO

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English


Episodes

T+267: Vulcan, New Glenn, Peregrine, Artemis

1/26/2024
I catch up with a round up of stories from January: ULA’s first Vulcan launch, Blue Origin’s success with its BE-4 engines and what it means for their year, Astrobotic’s Peregrine mission, JAXA’s SLIM mission, and NASA’s announcement of Artemis delays. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 36 executive producers—Tyler, Lee Hopkins, Better Every Day Studios, Joel, Jan, Will and Lars from Agile Space, Matt, Russell, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Ryan, Donald, Brandon, Joonas, Fred, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, Pat, SmallSpark Space Systems, Frank, Kris, Stealth Julian, The Astrogators at SEE, Warren, Benjamin, Steve, Chris, Theo and Violet, David, Pat from KC, Dawn Aerospace, Bob, Harrison, and four anonymous—and 828 other supporters. Topics Vulcan Centaur launches Peregrine lunar lander on inaugural mission - SpaceNewsBlue Origin gets U.S. Space Force funding for New Glenn ‘integration studies’ - SpaceNewsNASA urged Astrobotic not to send its hamstrung spacecraft toward the Moon | Ars TechnicaUpdate #17 for Peregrine Mission One | AstroboticUpdate #20 for Peregrine Mission One | AstroboticJapan’s SLIM achieved pinpoint moon landing with just one working engine - SpaceNewsDawoon Jung on XNASA Shares Progress Toward Early Artemis Moon Missions with Crew - NASANASA delays Artemis 2 and 3 missions - SpaceNewsThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterNASAPine Works

Duration:00:36:23

T+266: Alex Fielding, CEO and Chairman, Privateer

12/14/2023
Alex Fielding, CEO and Chairman of Privateer, joins me to talk about what they’re working on and what drives them as an organization. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 36 executive producers—Joel, The Astrogators at SEE, Chris, Joonas, Tyler, Bob, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Theo and Violet, SmallSpark Space Systems, Matt, Harrison, Benjamin, Kris, Stealth Julian, Donald, David, Fred, Lee Hopkins, Pat from KC, Pat, Frank, Will and Lars from Agile Space, Dawn Aerospace, Jan, Russell, Better Every Day Studios, Steve, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, Warren, Ryan, Brandon, and four anonymous—and 828 other supporters. Topics PrivateerPono in Space! Reflections on the road to orbit - Privateer SpaceThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterNASAPine Works

Duration:01:13:34

T+265: Headlines, featuring Starship IFT-2, Dragonfly, and Ariane 6

11/30/2023
A special (free!) airing of this week’s episode of MECO Headlines. Starship IFT-2, Dragonfly, Ariane 6, ISS happenings, launches, and more. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Donald, Pat from KC, David, Theo and Violet, Dawn Aerospace, Steve, SmallSpark Space Systems, Jan, Chris, Bob, Tyler, Stealth Julian, Kris, Russell, Pat, Fred, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, Will and Lars from Agile Space, Lee, Warren, Harrison, Brandon, Joonas, The Astrogators at SEE, Matt, Ryan, Joel, Frank, Benjamin, and four anonymous—and 835 other supporters. Topics After upgrades, Starship achieves numerous successes during second test flight - NASASpaceFlight.comStarship/Super Heavy lifts off on second flight - SpaceNewsAriane 6 completes long-duration static-fire test - SpaceNewsESA sets mid-2024 date for first Ariane 6 launch - SpaceNewsNASA’s Dragonfly to Proceed with Final Mission Design Work - NASA ScienceNASA postpones Dragonfly review, launch date - SpaceNewsSpace Station – Off The Earth, For The EarthDragon Kicks Off Robotics and Science Activities on Station – Space StationRobotics Activities Continue; Crew Completes an Array of Research – Space StationAging, Human Research Studies Ahead of Next Cargo Mission – Space StationChina launches new-gen Haiyang ocean monitoring satellite - SpaceNewsLaunch Roundup: Starship, Falcon 9, and Chang Zheng-2C this week - NASASpaceFlight.comSatTrackCam Leiden (b)log: North Korea successfully launches the Malligyong-1 reconnaissance satelliteChina conducts launch to test satellite internet capabilities - SpaceNewsLaunch Roundup: SpaceX on pace to hit 100 launches in 2023, Soyuz to launch Bars-M - NASASpaceFlight.comThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterNASAPine Works

Duration:00:17:10

T+264: ESA’s Interest in Space Stations, Virgin Galactic Bails on VSS Unity

11/13/2023
ESA is looking to start a commercial cargo program while looking further ahead to commercial space stations by signing an agreement with Airbus and Voyager. Virgin Galactic is laying off 20% of its staff and ending VSS Unity flights in just a few months. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Russell, Joonas, Kris, SmallSpark Space Systems, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, Jan, Chris, David, Warren, Stealth Julian, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Pat from KC, Frank, Donald, Pat, Fred, Dawn Aerospace, Ryan, Steve, Tyler, Brandon, Harrison, Theo and Violet, Will and Lars from Agile Space, Joel, The Astrogators at SEE, Lee, Benjamin, Bob, Matt, and four anonymous—and 821 other supporters. Topics Voyager Space and Airbus create commercial space station joint venture - SpaceNewsESA to start commercial cargo program - SpaceNewsAirbus and Voyager sign agreement with ESA on Starlab commercial space station - SpaceNewsVirgin Galactic lays off staff as it focuses on next-generation suborbital vehicle - SpaceNewsVirgin Galactic to halt Unity suborbital flights by mid-2024 - SpaceNewsVirgin Galactic’s president explains how VSS Unity is now flying frequently | Ars TechnicaThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterNASAPine Works

Duration:00:23:12

T+263: Space Policy Roundup (with Marcia Smith)

10/31/2023
Marcia Smith of SpacePolicyOnline.com joins me for a roundup of space policy topics—the House Speaker mayhem, the outlook for budgets over the next year, what to do about the ISS and its related expenses, and a lot more. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Frank, Kris, Tyler, Fred, Lee, Pat from KC, Dawn Aerospace, Stealth Julian, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Theo and Violet, Steve, Benjamin, Warren, Pat, Donald, Joel, David, Ryan, Will and Lars from Agile Space, Bob, The Astrogators at SEE, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, Jan, SmallSpark Space Systems, Joonas, Brandon, Harrison, Matt, Chris, Russell, and four anonymous—and 838 other supporters. Topics SpacePolicyOnline.com – Your first stop for news, information and analysis about civil, military and commercial space programsShutdown Averted, Government Funded Until November 17 – SpacePolicyOnline.comSpeaker Mike Johnson: “The People’s House is Back in Business” – SpacePolicyOnline.comNASA Safety Panel Issues Clarion Call for ISS Deorbit Tug – SpacePolicyOnline.comNASA Upbeat About Future of Mars Sample Return Despite IRB-2 Report – SpacePolicyOnline.comSpaceX Warns Government Regulations Slowing Starship, Could Let China Get Ahead – SpacePolicyOnline.comNASA IG Skeptical of Major SLS Cost Savings From Services Contract – SpacePolicyOnline.comThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterStoke SpacePine Works

Duration:00:33:14

T+262: Printing a Meniscus in the BioFabrication Facility (with Dr. Molly Mulligan and Dr. Ken Savin of Redwire)

10/27/2023
Dr. Molly Mulligan and Dr. Ken Savin of Redwire join me to talk about successfully 3D bioprinting the first human knee meniscus on the International Space Station in their BioFabrication Facility, how this work fits into the near and far future of both health and the space market at large, and to discuss a wide-ranging set of related topics. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Donald, Lee, Fred, Kris, Benjamin, Pat, Jan, Chris, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Will and Lars from Agile Space, The Astrogators at SEE, Harrison, Joonas, Steve, Theo and Violet, Bob, Joel, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, David, Pat from KC, Ryan, Russell, Stealth Julian, Brandon, Warren, Tyler, Dawn Aerospace, Matt, Frank, SmallSpark Space Systems, and four anonymous—and 837 other supporters. Topics Redwire Space | Heritage + InnovationRedwire BioFabrication Facility Successfully Prints First Human Knee Meniscus on ISS, Paving the Way for Advanced In-Space Bioprinting Capabilities to Benefit Human Health | Redwire SpaceNG-18 Research: RedWire BioFabrication Facility - YouTubeThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterStoke SpacePine Works

Duration:00:43:19

T+261: Agile Space (with CEO Chris Pearson and Chief Engineer Lars Osborne)

10/23/2023
Chris Pearson (CEO) and Lars Osborne (Chief Engineer) of Agile Space join me to talk about what they’re working on, how the company has gotten to where it is today, and what’s in store for the future. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Pat from KC, Chris, Benjamin, Pat, Jan, Joonas, The Astrogators at SEE, Tyler, Dawn Aerospace, Bob, Fred, Joel, Donald, Frank, Lee, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Matt, Stealth Julian, Russell, Brandon, SmallSpark Space Systems, Kris, Harrison, David, Ryan, Will and Lars from Agile Space, Steve, Theo and Violet, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, Warren, and four anonymous—and 835 other supporters. Topics Agile Space IndustriesChris Pearson takes the reins at Agile Space Industries - SpaceNewsAgile raises $13 million to expand production - SpaceNewsAgile Qualifies a Thruster for Lunar Landings - PayloadThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterStoke SpacePine Works

Duration:00:51:55

T+260: Northrop Grumman Changes Plans, Starlab, Orbital Reef, and Leadership Changes

10/19/2023
Northrop Grumman has changed plans—they’ve ended their own space station project, and will contribute to Starlab. At the same time, Blue Origin and Sierra Space are reconsidering their Orbital Reef plans, amidst changing leadership and raising money. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Jan, Frank, The Astrogators at SEE, Tim Dodd, the Everyday Astronaut, Joonas, David, Lars from Agile Space, Matt, Harrison, Theo and Violet, Kris, Pat, Stealth Julian, Lee, Bob, Ryan, Russell, Steve, Dawn Aerospace, Donald, Joel, Will from Agile, Benjamin, Brandon, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Chris, Tyler, Pat from KC, Warren, Fred, SmallSpark Space Systems, and four anonymous—and 833 other supporters. Topics Northrop Grumman to join Voyager Space commercial space station project - SpaceNewsBlue Origin, Sierra Space Orbital Reef space station in limboSierra Space raises $290 million - SpaceNewsJeff Bezos finally got rid of Bob Smith at Blue Origin | Ars TechnicaThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterStoke SpacePine Works

Duration:00:23:10

T+259: Tom Marotta, The Spaceport Company

9/12/2023
Tom Marotta of The Spaceport Company joins me to talk about what they’re working on, their vision for the future of spaceflight, spaceport operations, the demonstration they did in May, the FAA and its interaction with private companies, reentry licensing, and a whole host of other topics. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 34 executive producers—Steve, Bob, Stealth Julian, David, Harrison, Lee, Jan, Joonas, Ryan, Theo and Violet, Frank, Chris, Pat, Lars and Will from Agile Space, Kris, Donald, SmallSpark Space Systems, Dawn Aerospace, Matt, Pat from KC, Tyler, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Joel, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Fred, Benjamin, The Astrogators at SEE, Russell, Warren, and four anonymous—and 833 other supporters. Topics Tom Marotta (@thomasmarotta) / XTom Marotta | LinkedInThe Spaceport CompanyThe Spaceport Company: Overview | LinkedInThe Spaceport Company (@TheSpaceportCo) / XThe Spaceport Company- Full Length Launch ProRes HQ 4 - YouTubeThe Spaceport Company demonstrates offshore launch operations - SpaceNewsCape Congestion: World's busiest spaceport stretched to its limits - SpaceNewsThe Space Review: The spaceport bottleneckChinese Ceres-1 rocket reaches orbit with first sea launch - SpaceNewsThe High Frontier: An Easier Way: Marotta, Tom, Globus, Al: 9781719231749: Amazon.com: BooksThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterISROPine Works

Duration:00:56:38

T+258: The Six, by Loren Grush (Off-Nominal 123 - An Exciting Time)

9/8/2023
Jake and Anthony are joined by Loren Grush of Bloomberg to talk about her new book, The Six: The Untold Story of America’s First Women Astronauts. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 34 executive producers—Frank, Chris, Joel, Fred, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Steve, David, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Kris, Theo and Violet, Joonas, Lee, Bob, Stealth Julian, Pat, SmallSpark Space Systems, Harrison, Benjamin, Lars and Will from Agile Space, Ryan, Dawn Aerospace, Warren, The Astrogators at SEE, Tyler, Russell, Pat from KC, Matt, Jan, Donald, and four anonymous—and 842 other supporters. Topics Off-Nominal Campaign for Relay FM/St. JudeLoren Grush - BloombergLoren Grush (@grushcrush) • Instagram photos and videosLoren Grush (@lorengrush) / TwitterOff-Nominal - YouTubeEpisode 123 - An Exciting Time (with Loren Grush) - YouTubeThe Six | Book by Loren Grush | Official Publisher Page | Simon & SchusterThe Space Shuttle Columbia tragedy: a conversation with my parents who worked the accident - The VergeThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterISROPine Works

Duration:01:05:16

T+257: Chandrayaan-3, Luna-25, and the Deep Space Network (with Scott Tilley)

8/31/2023
Scott Tilley joins me to talk about ISRO’s success with Chandrayaan-3, Roscosmos’ Luna-25 mission and the mystery behind it, and the state of the Deep Space Network. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 34 executive producers—Pat, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Joel, Fred, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Steve, Pat from KC, Joonas, Jan, Kris, David, Frank, Russell, Tyler, Lee, The Astrogators at SEE, Warren, Benjamin, SmallSpark Space Systems, Chris, Ryan, Lars and Will from Agile Space, Dawn Aerospace, Theo and Violet, Harrison, Matt, Bob, Stealth Julian, Donald, and four anonymous—and 842 other supporters. Topics Scott Tilley 🇺🇦 (@coastal8049) / XRiddles in the Sky – A blog dedicated to observing, mostly classified, satellites.Episode 51 - Hubbles In Reverse - Off-NominalChandrayaan-3: India becomes fourth country to land on the moon - SpaceNewsISRO on XLuna-25 crashes into moon after orbit maneuver - SpaceNewsScott Tilley 🇺🇦 on XNASA Deep Space Network reaches “critical point” as demand grows - SpaceNewsCrescent Space | HomeIntuitive Machines to Deploy and Operate First Lunar Communication Satellite in 2022The Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterArianespacePine Works

Duration:00:54:24

T+256: The Kuiper Logjam

8/25/2023
Amazon moved their Project Kuiper prototypes from Vulcan to Atlas V. Between that and some recent conversations I’ve had, I thought it would be a good time to check in on Kuiper and to see how they’re progressing towards deployment. I do some math, and it’s not good. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 34 executive producers—Chris, Donald, Dawn Aerospace, Will, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Benjamin, Steve, Theo and Violet, Pat, Russell, The Astrogators at SEE, Harrison, Tyler, Jan, Bob, Kris, Lars from Agile Space, Pat from KC, Ryan, Lee, Stealth Julian, Warren, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Fred, Matt, Frank, SmallSpark Space Systems, Joel, David, Joonas, and four anonymous—and 830 other supporters. Topics Amazon moves Project Kuiper prototypes from Vulcan to Atlas 5 - SpaceNewsAmazon signs multibillion-dollar Project Kuiper launch contracts - SpaceNewsArianespace signs unprecedented contract with Amazon for 18 Ariane 6 launches to deploy Project Kuiper constellation - ArianespaceBlue Origin opens rocket engine factory - SpaceNewsBarry Jenakuns on XEpisode 120 - Big Dumb Satellites - Off-NominalThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterArianespacePine Works

Duration:00:32:03

T+255: NSSL Phase 3 Addendum

7/20/2023
After the most recent show, I found a few nuggets of information in the NSSL Phase 3 documents, plus some more updates came out in a call that the Space Force had with some reporters. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Donald, Lee, The Astrogators at SEE, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Kris, Simon, Pat, Pat from KC, Russell, Matt, Fred, Stealth Julian, SmallSpark Space Systems, Tyler, Jan, Dawn Aerospace, Ryan, Theo and Violet, David, Harrison, Joel, Benjamin, Frank, Bob, Chris, Will, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Joonas, Steve, Lars from Agile Space, Warren, and four anonymous—and 835 other supporters. Topics T+254: Mars Sample Return, Vulcan, NSSL Phase 3 (with Eric Berger) - Main Engine Cut OffNational Security Space Launch (NSSL) Phase 3 DRAFT Request for Proposals (RFPs) #2Space Force to select three providers of national security launch services - SpaceNewsSpace Force changed launch procurement plan due to concerns about capacity - SpaceNewsThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterULAPine Works

Duration:00:27:29

T+254: Mars Sample Return, Vulcan, NSSL Phase 3 (with Eric Berger)

7/18/2023
Eric Berger of Ars Technica joins me to talk about the budgetary threat facing Mars Sample Return, the latest issue with ULA’s Vulcan vehicle, and the ongoing tweaks to the National Security Space Launch Program’s Phase 3 architecture. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 35 executive producers—Will, Tyler, Ryan, Stealth Julian, Lars from Agile Space, Harrison, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, SmallSpark Space Systems, Pat, Theo and Violet, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Kris, Russell, Donald, Matt, Jan, Dawn Aerospace, Steve, Bob, Benjamin, Joel, Joonas, Lee, David, Warren, Frank, Simon, Fred, Chris, The Astrogators at SEE, Pat from KC, and four anonymous—and 833 other supporters. Topics Eric Berger (@SciGuySpace) / TwitterEric Berger | Ars TechnicaNASA’s Mars Sample Return has a new price tag—and it’s colossal | Ars TechnicaThe Senate just lobbed a tactical nuke at NASA’s Mars Sample Return program | Ars TechnicaVulcan’s upper stage failed due to higher stress and weaker welds | Ars TechnicaSpace Force to select three providers of national security launch services - SpaceNewsNational Security Space Launch (NSSL) Phase 3 DRAFT Request for Proposals (RFPs) #2Stephen Clark | Ars TechnicaThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterULAPine Works

Duration:00:47:36

T+253: The German and European Launch Industry (with Adrian Beil)

6/14/2023
Adrian Beil of NASASpaceFlight.com (and a long-time beloved member of the Off-Nominal Discord) joins me to talk about the state of German and European launch, with new entrants Rocket Factory Augsburgand Isar Aerospace getting close to the launch pad, many others working their way there, and institutional launch struggling amidst delays and geopolitics. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 34 executive producers—Frank, Harrison, Dawn Aerospace, Russell, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Bob, Pat, Benjamin, Kris, Lars from Agile Space, Craig from SpaceHappyHour.com, Stealth Julian, Joel, Fred, Simon, Theo and Violet, David, Pat from KC, The Astrogators at SEE, Tyler, Jan, Joonas, Chris, Steve, Matt, Warren, SmallSpark Space Systems, Donald, Ryan, Lee, and four anonymous—and 831 other supporters. Topics Adrian Beil (@BCCarCounters) / TwitterAdrian Beil, Author at NASASpaceFlight.comOff-NominalRocket Factory AugsburgIsar AerospaceHyImpulseRocket Factory Augsburg on TwitterThe biggest Meet & Greet of the European space community! - Space Creator DayThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterGlobal TimesPine Works

Duration:00:36:12

T+252: NASA Selects Blue Moon for a Second Lunar Lander, But is Facing a Grim Budget Reality

5/31/2023
NASA selected Blue Moon as the second human lunar lander for Artemis—which is awesome!—yet the budget outlook for the next few years is…not good. I think through what NASA can, should, and might do in the face of a grim budget reality. This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 36 executive producers—Tyler, Pat from KC, Brad, Theo and Violet, Matt, Fred, Robb, Simon, Dawn Aerospace, SmallSpark Space Systems, Moritz, Donald, Frank, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Kris, Harrison, Chris, Joel, Jan, Russell, Pat, Benjamin, David, Lee, Bob, Joonas, Lars from Agile Space, Stealth Julian, Steve, The Astrogators at SEE, Warren, Ryan—and 842 other supporters. Topics NASA Selects Blue Origin as Second Artemis Lunar Lander Provider | NASANASA awards Blue Origin $3.4 billion Artemis moon lander contract – Spaceflight NowNASA selects Blue Origin to develop second Artemis lunar lander - SpaceNewsNASA’s Artemis program may face a budget crunch as costs continue to rise | Ars TechnicaA new report finds NASA has spent an obscene amount of money on SLS propulsion | Ars TechnicaAt long last, the glorious future we were promised in space is on the way | Ars TechnicaNASA’s Selection of the Blue Moon Lander for Artemis V | Selenian BoondocksThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-NominalOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterMax JustusSpaceXPine Works

Duration:00:26:21

T+251: Finance and Business Strategy (Live from Space Symposium 2023)

5/4/2023
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss the business and finance side of spaceflight, with Caleb Henry (Quilty Space), Peter Beck (Rocket Lab), and Jonathan Baliff (CFO, Redwire). This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 36 executive producers—Pat, Fred, Robb, Steve, Dawn Aerospace, Matt, Theo and Violet, Bob, Benjamin, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Donald, Lee, Pat from KC, Warren, Tyler, David, Jan, Chris, Stealth Julian, The Astrogators at SEE, SmallSpark Space Systems, Kris, Ryan, Moritz, Russell, Harrison, Lars from Agile Space, Simon, Frank, Brad, Joel, Joonas—and 845 other supporters. Topics Finance and Business Strategy - YouTubeCaleb Henry (@ChenrySpace) / TwitterQuilty Space (@QuiltySpace) / TwitterPeter Beck (@Peter_J_Beck) / TwitterThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterMax JustusSpaceXPine Works

Duration:00:46:02

T+250: LEO and Lunar Commercialization (Live from Space Symposium 2023)

5/2/2023
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss the commercialization effort of LEO and the Moon with Angela T. Hart (Manager, Commercial Low Earth Orbit Program Office, NASA), Dr. Molly Mulligan (Business Development, Redwire), Jana Spruce (VP of Spacecraft, Firefly), and Kevin Foley (Program Director, Commercial Space Projects, Boeing). This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 36 executive producers—Bob, Frank, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Harrison, Russell, Robb, Joel, Benjamin, Donald, Kris, Brad, Tyler, Simon, Jan, Moritz, Ryan, Dawn Aerospace, Pat, Lee, Fred, Matt, David, Warren, Theo and Violet, Lars from Agile Space, Pat from KC, Steve, Joonas, Chris, SmallSpark Space Systems, Stealth Julian, The Astrogators at SEE—and 845 other supporters. Topics Commercialization of LEO and Lunar - YouTubeThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterMax JustusSpaceXPine Works

Duration:00:47:34

T+249: Space Symposium Round Up Plus Drop-In Guests (Live from Space Symposium 2023)

4/30/2023
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss news, announcements, and happenings from the conference, then talk with a trio of drop-in guests: Sean Bedford (Director of Business Development, Astrobotic), Mike DeRosa (Co-Founder & CMO, Gravitics), and Jason Hopkins (Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Crescent Space). This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 36 executive producers—SmallSpark Space Systems, Matt, Donald, Jan, Robb, Bob, Kris, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Warren, Russell, Stealth Julian, Harrison, Lee, Ryan, Frank, Steve, Chris, Benjamin, The Astrogators at SEE, Fred, Tyler, Theo and Violet, Simon, Dawn Aerospace, Joonas, Joel, David, Lars from Agile Space, Brad, Pat from KC, Pat, Moritz—and 845 other supporters. Topics A Classic Main Engine Cut Off - YouTubeRocket Lab Introduces Suborbital Testbed Rocket, Selected for Hypersonic Test Flights | Rocket LabRocket Lab to refly Electron engine - SpaceNewsLeidos working with NASCAR on Artemis lunar rover - SpaceNewsAstrolab to send rover to the moon on SpaceX’s Starship - SpaceNewsTerrestrial Landers | Masten Space SystemsGraviticsCrescent Space | HomeThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterMax JustusJohn Kraus for RelativityPine Works

Duration:00:47:00

T+248: Space Policy (Live from Space Symposium 2023)

4/28/2023
Live from the Redwire booth at Space Symposium 2023! I discuss current space policy topics with Lori Garver (former Deputy Administrator of NASA), and Karina Drees (President, Commercial Spaceflight Federation). This episode of Main Engine Cut Off is brought to you by 36 executive producers—Steve, SmallSpark Space Systems, Pat from KC, Matt, Chris, Tyler, Bob, Harrison, Ryan, Frank, Simon, Dawn Aerospace, Benjamin, Lee, Pat, Russell, The Astrogators at SEE, Moritz, Kris, Tim Dodd (the Everyday Astronaut), Stealth Julian, Donald, David, Brad, Warren, Robb, Joonas, Theo and Violet, Lars from Agile Space, Fred, Jan, Joel—and 845 other supporters. Topics Space Policy - YouTubeLori GarverLori Garver (@Lori_Garver) / TwitterEscaping Gravity: My Quest to Transform NASA and Launch a New Space Age: Garver, Lori, Isaacson, Walter - Amazon.com: BooksEscaping Gravity by Lori Garver | Audiobook | Audible.comKarina Drees (@karina_drees) / TwitterCommercial Spaceflight Federation (@csf_spaceflight) / TwitterCommercial Spaceflight FederationThe Show Support the showanthony@mainenginecutoff.com@WeHaveMECO@meco@spacey.spaceMECO HeadlinesOff-Nominal DiscordApple PodcastsOvercastPocket CastsSpotifyGoogle PlayStitcherTuneInelsewhereMain Engine Cut Off NewsletterMax JustusJohn Kraus for RelativityPine Works

Duration:00:46:16