Space Review Looks at ISS, Heavy Lift and Commercial Launchers

The Space Review this week:

  • Ronald Menich argues that smaller rockets provide better redundancy than heavy lift vehicles in the event of launch failure.
  • Taylor Dinerman looks at how much access scientists will have to ISS once the shuttle is retired next year.
  • Jeff Foust reports looks at the effort by commercial satellite operators to open up the launch market to EELVs and Chinese rockets.
  • Doris Hamill describes the steps needed to make human missions to the Red Planet possible.
  • Jeff Foust briefly reviews a couple of new space books.