Stress-testing a space-based blockchain

Stress-testing a space-based blockchain

Researchers from Villanova’s College of Engineering programmed a singleboard computer to serve as a node for the Ethereum Private blockchain on a cubesat scheduled to be launched in December with the educational nonprofit Teachers in Space on Firefly Aerospace Alpha rocket.

FireFly Experiences Unplanned Disassembly

Firefly Aerospace

The Firefly Aerospace inaugural orbital launch ended in an anomaly that led to the loss of the vehicle just after reaching max q which is when the spacecraft experiences the most aerodynamic stress just before leaving the Earth’s atmosphere.

SpaceX Starship Redesign

SpaceX Starship Redesign

There’s still no word from the FAA, but SpaceX has been full of activity and now is taking on a small but significant redesign for Starship.

Firefly hires former SpaceX, Blue Origin engineer as COO

Firefly hires former SpaceX, Blue Origin engineer as COO

Firefly Aerospace has hired a former SpaceX and Blue Origin engineer as its new chief operating officer to guide the company’s shift from development to production, although exactly when the company’s first launch will take place remains unclear.