Category Archives: Altius Space Machines

Some Blog Post Topics for 2013 (Updated 1/2/13)

Last month, while in the middle of a technical writing project for work, I tweeted a list of a few blog posts I wanted to write sometime in the near future, and asked some friends to nag me occasionally until … Continue reading

Posted in Administrivia, Altius Space Machines, Bigelow Aerospace, Commercial Space, COTS, Excuses for Light Blogging, ISRU, Launch Vehicles, Lunar Exploration and Development, MHD Aerobraking and TPS, Space Settlement, Space Transportation, SpaceX, Technology, Venus | 9 Comments

One Year Later

It’s kind of crazy to realize that a year ago today was the day when I formally “took the plunge”, and left my old company to start Altius Space Machines. While it was a very scary decision at the time–I … Continue reading

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Heavy Blogging Coming Soon…

…to that other blog I run. In today’s blog post, I just opened the kimono a bit about our new rendezvous and docking product (the tractor beam I’ve hinted at) and committed to try and do at least one short … Continue reading

Posted in Administrivia, Altius Space Machines | 6 Comments

Servicing Iridium’s Satellite Constellation: Business Case (Part 2)–Background and Technical Challenges

Earlier this week, Colin Doughan posted the first post in what should hopefully be a fun series of posts on the business case of servicing the Iridium satellites over on his excellent Space Business Blog. As he mentioned at the … Continue reading

Posted in Air Force, Altius Space Machines, Business, Entrepreneurship, Propellant Depots, Tuggery | 43 Comments

ASM Updates Blog and First Contract News

Hey guys, I finally got the update blog setup over on the Altius Space Machines site. The site still needs a lot of work, but I’ve always been one to try and put content over style. There’s a post there … Continue reading

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The Business of Altius Space Machines

A couple of months ago, I came to a realization that many of the “gaps” impeding space commercialization could be profitably targeted right now, instead of having to develop everything in series, boostrapping up from suborbital RLVs.  While the evolutionary … Continue reading

Posted in Altius Space Machines, Business, Commercial Space | 39 Comments

Imagine

[Before I try and end the speculation about what it is we're trying to accomplish at Altius, I wanted to give some thoughts about where I think things could go over the next 25-30 years. I think everyone who reads … Continue reading

Posted in Altius Space Machines, Commercial Space | 45 Comments

Transitions

While some of you may have known for a while, I think that Clark may have surprised a lot of readers when he pointed out the news that I was no longer a part of the Masten team. I am … Continue reading

Posted in Administrivia, Altius Space Machines, MSS | 88 Comments