In this week’s spaceflight update, we cover the concerning incident of the Epsilon S rocket’s second stage explosion during a critical test in Japan. Blue Origin’s new patent for a reusable upper stage design is revealed, potentially impacting their Jarvis project. We also highlight recent launches by SpaceX, Kuaizhou, and Rocket Lab, including the successful recovery of a booster. Learn about the challenges faced by NASA’s Mars Sample Return mission and the USSF NSSL Phase 3 changes. Additionally, ISRO’s progress on Gaganyaan and Chandrayaan-3 is discussed. Tune in for Next Week in Spaceflight, featuring upcoming launches.
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