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September 28, 2022 Quick space links

Courtesy of Jay, BtB’s stringer.

My heart be still. As the tweet notes, it was a month since the last evidence of test. Blue Origin continues to move at glacial speed, especially considering this engine is three years late.

Jay notes the company plans to use nine of these on their reusable rocket. Sound familiar?

The letter is in response to the FCC’s announcement in early August that it was going to consider imposing regulations on expanding its involvement and regulation of “space missions like satellite refueling, inspecting and repairing in-orbit spacecraft, capturing and removing debris, and transforming materials through manufacturing while in space.”

As I noted then, “none of these goals has anything to do with the electromagnetic spectrum, the regulation of which is the sole and only real responsibility of the Federal Communications Commission.”

It seems Congress wants the FCC to know this as well.

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One comment

  • Ray Van Dune

    “Jay notes the (Chinese) company plans to use nine of these on their reusable rocket. Sound familiar?”

    Why yes, including the “honk” at the end! Those plans must have been quite detailed!

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