In light of how well today went at the Augustine Committee, I felt that it would be worthwhile to post the propellant depot white paper that a group of us submitted last week. I was originally planning a much longer paper, trying to make the case that depots were technologically mature enough to be worth pursuing, and that they work well with any architecture. But with the release of the Beyond LEO document last week on the Augustine Committee website, we realized that we didn’t need to convince them of the feasibility of depots, so we focused this white paper more on the benefits of going with a depot-centric model for human spaceflight.
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