Every week, Supercluster recaps the biggest stories from space exploration. This week: Our Chief of Content Robin Seemangal is joined by Supercluster contributor and launch expert Chris Gebhardt to unpack recent developments in the space industry, both good and bad.
At home, NASA gets a huge leadership shakeup while internationally, Arianespace suffered a loss of its Vega rocket and payload during launch from French Guiana.
We’ve got good news too: The Richard Branson-founded spaceflight company Virgin Orbit performed a critical drop test of its new launch system, LauncherOne. Spaceflight photographer Tom Cross was on-site to witness and photograph the mission for Supercluster and joins this week’s Last Week in Space to share the experience. Check out Tom’s photos for Supercluster below.