Less is more

For those of wanting quick links and less blurb, these are the stories that have peeked my interest in the last few days. Go here for space.com’s live coverage of the launch of NASA’s Dawn asteroid mission Russia is having to carry out more work to clean...

On-orbit propellant fever!!

If there is one thing that gets the acolytes of the self-annointed US “New Space” community of space programme prime contractor wannabes excited, it is the prospect of on-orbit fuel depots. The scenario is this, you launch a rocket with far less fuel than...