Nuclear Rockets in Space

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is working to develop a nuclear propulsion technology demonstrator. The Demonstration Rocket for Agile Cislunar Operations (DRACO) program has set the goal of demonstrating a nuclear thermal propulsion (NTP) system above low Earth orbit in 2025. Current propulsion in the space domain limits maneuverability of on orbit spacecraft.Continue reading “Nuclear Rockets in Space”

To The Moon

To the moon is popular phrase that might get used to describe a stock that’s price is skyrocketing (pun intended). In the case of Rocket Lab, the phrase could be a bit more literal. I’m no financial expert but the opportunity to invest in pure space companies is very exciting to me, especially newer companiesContinue reading “To The Moon”

NASA Picks Falcon Heavy to Launch Gateway Elements

On February 9th NASA announced that a Falcon Heavy rocket built by SpaceX will be used to launch the first two elements of the Lunar Gateway. These elements are the Power and Propulsion Element (PPE) and the Habitation and Logistics Outpost (HALO). The PPE is a solar electric propulsion spacecraft that will provide power, communications,Continue reading “NASA Picks Falcon Heavy to Launch Gateway Elements”