I don’t think this counts as my monthly blog post, mostly because I’m linking to and commenting on someone else’s blog post, but here goes. Michael Mealling (a fellow Masten Alumni gone entrepreneur) set out this year to do a blog post a day on his Rocketforge.org blog site. I really liked a post of […]
Category Archive for 'Propellant Depots'
And ironically, it’s XKCD What-if that is wrong. Well, not wrong by commission, but wrong by omission. First off, I’m a huge fan of both XKCD (well the 98% of their comic strips that are SFJ) and XKCD-What If. If I was 1/20th as funny as Randall Munroe, I’d probably be writing witty webcomics instead […]
I didn’t realize till I saw it on NASASpaceflight.com, but apparently the panel I was on at NewSpace 2012 is now up on youtube, so I figured I would share. My piece runs from about the 8min mark till around the 14min mark, so it’s fairly brief: Not sure if what I had to say […]
Since I’m not yet ready to talk about some of the neat ideas we have in the hopper at Altius, I figured it might be fun to do some blog posts on some of the cool-but-not-very-well-known space technologies that are being worked on these days, particularly ones being developed by other companies here in the […]
Keith Cowing posted an interesting notice over on SpaceRef today. Basically NASA is using authority in one bill to remove a restriction in their acquisition regulations on doing “anchor tenant” type contracts. Anchor tenancy agreements have been talked about in the past as a way of making it easier to close the business case on […]
It probably won’t happen too soon, but I give a little heads up on this Altius Space Machines blog post about some depot orbital dynamics work I’m working with a friend on. Hope I have time to talk about it soon.
I forgot to throw the link up over here, but I put my presentation for the Space Show Classroom up on my Altius Blog. Here’s a link. [Update: I had a glaring error on one of the slides pointed out. It turns out that an inclined plane in LEO will only line up with an […]
Sorry things have been so quiet on my end. With how busy work has been keeping me lately, I have had very little time for blogging, but wanted to let people know that I’ll be joining Dan Adamo (former FIDO for NASA JSC) and Drs. John Jurist and Jim Logan to discuss propellant depots. The […]
Keith Cowing just posted a link to a fascinating new pro-Propellant Depot analysis. I was impressed to see who the second coauthor was… When you have one of the leaders of ESAS coming out in favor of propellant depots and commercial launch, that says a ton. Very much looking forward to reading the article. Thanks […]
I was somewhat surprised that my earlier Dual-Fluid Depot post generated as much interest as it did. I didn’t think there were many people who cared about depots who hadn’t read any of the papers by Frank Zegler, Bernard Kutter, or myself on the topic. But I wanted to include an intro just for sake […]