Our good friend Jake Robins, host of WeMartians and my cohost on Off-Nominal, joins me to talk about Psyche missing its launch window, the state of the SIMPLEx program, its troubles with launch slots, and how NASA might approach this in the future.
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- NASA Announces Launch Delay for Psyche Asteroid Mission | NASA
- Software testing problem delays Psyche launch - SpaceNews
- Psyche launch delay forcing revamp of rideshare mission - SpaceNews
- NASA SOMA: SIMPLEx- Homepage
- NASA Mars smallsat mission passes review - SpaceNews
- NASA moves up Lunar Trailblazer launch - SpaceNews
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