back to article Another day, another delay to first Vulcan Centaur launch

United Launch Alliance's heavy-lift launch vehicle Vulcan Centaur is facing yet another delay after the company was unable to complete a Wet Dress Rehearsal on December 8. ULA boss Tory Bruno said on social media at the weekend that the rocket itself performed well, however, some issues with the ground system need to be ironed …

  1. stiine Silver badge

    delay....

    Set to DELAY their first launches.

  2. rjmx

    "Peregrine Mission 1 ... is carrying a large number of payloads, ranging from science instruments – such as spectrometers – to bitcoin"

    Bitcoin?????? WTF for?

    1. John Brown (no body) Silver badge
      Coat

      "Bitcoin?????? WTF for?"

      Mass saving?

  3. rjmx

    Peregrine Mission 1... is carrying a large number of payloads, ranging from science instruments – such as spectrometers – to bitcoin"

    Bitcoin?????? WTF??

    1. Ian Johnston Silver badge

      The Bitcoin nutters believe that it will be the currency of choice for interplanetary colonisation, because Elon Musk or something. How exactly you send something which exists only as a record on a distributed spreadsheet by rocket escapes me, but it's not as if any of it makes sense.

      1. User McUser
        Unhappy

        Here Tech Bros from the planet Earth wasted Time, Energy, and Payload Mass

        They're sending a plaque with the first "mined" bitcoin printed on it (or some such nonsense - see https://www.astrobotic.com/lunar-delivery/manifest/; scroll down to the middle, it's the last one in the spread.)

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