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

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    • Science
    • 4.9 • 267 Ratings

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

    T+273: Mars Sample Return

    T+273: Mars Sample Return

    NASA is heading back to the drawing board for a Mars Sample Return architecture, and is accepting proposals for mission studies by May. I talk about a few takeaways from the communication of that plan, and ponder whether or not SpaceX is going to do the damn thing.

    • 24 min
    T+272: Moon Rovers, Space Stations, and Starships

    T+272: Moon Rovers, Space Stations, and Starships

    NASA selected 3 teams to work on unpressurized rovers for Artemis, while Japan signed on officially to provide a pressurized rover in exchange for seats on Artemis landers. Elsewhere, Mitsubishi took a stake in Starlab, and I still needed to catch up on Starship’s 3rd flight and the ensuing update from SpaceX.

    • 30 min
    T+271: Checking in on the Chinese Space Industry (with Andrew Jones)

    T+271: Checking in on the Chinese Space Industry (with Andrew Jones)

    Andrew Jones returns to the show to catch up on the Chinese space industry—Tiangong, reusable launchers, constellations, and the Moon.

    • 44 min
    T+270: K2 Space (with Neel Kunjur, Co-Founder and CTO)

    T+270: K2 Space (with Neel Kunjur, Co-Founder and CTO)

    Neel Kunjur, Co-Founder and CTO of K2 Space, joins me to talk about their vision for the future of satellites and the wider space industry, what they’ve been up to lately, and what their roadmap to the launch pad looks like from here.

    • 37 min
    T+269: IM-1 and Beyond (with Tim Crain, Co-Founder and CTO of Intuitive Machines)

    T+269: IM-1 and Beyond (with Tim Crain, Co-Founder and CTO of Intuitive Machines)

    Tim Crain, Co-Founder and CTO of Intuitive Machines, joins me to talk about their recent IM-1 mission to land Odysseus on the Moon as part of NASA’s CLPS program.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    T+268: IM-1, CLPS, NASA Budget (with Eric Berger)

    T+268: IM-1, CLPS, NASA Budget (with Eric Berger)

    Eric Berger of Ars Technica joins me to talk about Intuitive Machine’s successful landing despite so many issues on the mission, the future of CLPS, and the tough questions facing NASA and its budget.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
267 Ratings

267 Ratings

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Almost as amazing as landing on mars

WOW, WOW, WOW, I love this show sooo much. Mostly because I am a total model and non model rocket fan.

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MECO is fun and informative

I love MECO! It’s a fantastic podcast that helps me understand the current space industry and research events. I strongly recommend it.

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