Monthly Archives: August 2006

Bleg: EELV Loft Trajectory Abort Loads

Hey guys, I’m working up a short blog entry about the whole “abort loads due to the lofted trajectories used by the EELVs” issue, and was wondering if anyone here actually has any idea how high the loads really are. … Continue reading

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Relative Development Costs

I know I’m going to start sounding like a broken record (if I haven’t already), but what gives? The total cost for developing and fielding Delta IV Medium was about $2B. That included taking a new, high-thrust, LOX/LH2 engine from … Continue reading

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COTS

I got out of work early tonight, and wanted to take a second or two to try and put together and share some of my thoughts about NASA’s COTS announcement today. I think the first thing I ought to do … Continue reading

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Refueling EDS’s In-Orbit

There’s been a bit of discussion lately about the concept of using commercial vehicles to refuel NASA’s Earth Departure Stage in-orbit for a Mars mission. Rand asks the question “if it’s a good idea for Mars, why isn’t it a … Continue reading

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The Never Ending Space Adventure

by guest blogger Ken While Jon has his hands full with rocketey flamey stuff, I’ve had my hands full with my own little ongoing space adventure. Regular readers know that I’m one of the co-chairs for the NSS‘s 2007 International … Continue reading

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No Bloggy

Unfortunately, it looks like blogging is going to continue to be light over the next few weeks. There’s something about working 90-100hr weeks that really takes the will to blog out of a guy. I’ll try to post at least … Continue reading

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Sick on So Many Levels

Just saw a link to this one on ecosphere.net:

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RLV Spaceports etc

Thanks to Fred’s reminder (and a little spare time before bed), I’m going to try and lay out a few of my recent thoughts about RLV Spaceport locations and a few other things. Ever since the start of the space … Continue reading

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Request for Reminder

Hey guys, next week is going to be kind of busy, but I have some ideas I wanted to write about before I forget what I was thinking. Mostly regarding orbital mechanics, spaceport placement, RLVs, and such…if I don’t get … Continue reading

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And How…

I saw this in someone’s .sig line and couldn’t help but repost it: “The jawbone of an ass is just as dangerous a weapon today as in Samson’s time.”– Richard M. Nixon I guess I would file that one under … Continue reading

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