Orbital Express Is Doing Better

Editor's note: While things seem to be going better for Orbital express - images, fuel transfers, etc., word has it that the reaction wheels were installed upside down inside of Orbital Express - and ground software checks were not run with that change taken into account. Also, sources report that Orbital Express software code was actually being written while the spacecraft was sitting at the Astrotech facility undergoing final integration just prior to launch. I spoke with someone from DARPA PAO about these issues last week. They were supposed to get back to me with answers to my questions about the reaction wheel and software issues - and put me on their distribution list for written updates - neither of which they have done.

Video From Orbital Express
Orbital Express Is Not Out of the Woods - yet
Orbital Express - Good News - And Not So Good News
Boeing Orbital Express page

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