After a long period of dormancy, Hyperbola today rejoins the Flightglobal blogroll.
It’s an exciting time to be covering spaceflight. Commercial launch providers are poised to revolutionize the way people and goods are transported to space, introducing a host of new rockets. Even as budgets are being squeezed with no relief in sight, the worlds’ largest and most powerful rocket, the American Space Launch System (SLS), is being developed without a clear mission or payload in mind. Russia’s Roscosmos is operating under threat of serious restructuring. Nations like China and India are ramping up their space activities as the US scales back.
The new Hyperbola is a group blog, a place where the Flight space team can share their insights and interests. There are four main contributors:
- Dan Thisdell, Flight International’s business editor, who has followed spaceflight personally and professionally for decades;
- Phil Hylands and David Todd from Ascend, publishers of SpaceTrak news and curators of a formidable launch and payload database;
- Zach Rosenberg, Flight’s new Washington, DC-based spaceflight editor.
We anticipate adding additional contributors and guest bloggers as appropriate.
Watch this space.