Rocket Report: Aloha to Hawaii launch site, China tests grid fins

Cartoon rocket superimposed over real rocket launch.

Enlarge / The mighty Delta
IV Heavy rocket takes to the skies. (credit: Aurich
Lawson/United Launch Alliance
)

Welcome to Edition 2.22 of the Rocket Report! This week, there
is a lot of news on medium-sized launchers, as well as the first
real estimate for the combined marginal and fixed costs of a Space
Launch System flight. Also, I want to note that this report will
not publish next week as the author will be taking time off to work
on a book project.

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quick look ahead at the next three launches on the calendar.

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Rocket Report: Aloha to Hawaii launch site, China tests grid fins