Category Archives: Propellant Depots

Propellant Depot Heads Up

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 … Continue reading

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Space Show Classroom Presentation

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. … Continue reading

Posted in Administrivia, Propellant Depots | 2 Comments

Space Show Classroom Appearance Tonight

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Space, Propellant Depots | 6 Comments

Fascinating New Propellant Depot Architecture Paper

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 … Continue reading

Posted in ESAS, Propellant Depots | 3 Comments

Random Thoughts: DCSS-Derived Dual-Fluid Depot

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, … Continue reading

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Dual-Fluid Single-Launch Propellant Depots

[Note: Welcome AIAA Daily Launch readers!  Feel free to check out other posts on propellant depots, as well as the Altius Space Machines blog where I talk about what my current company is up to.] I was going to write … Continue reading

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HEFT Frustrations Venting

So, most of you in the space policy world have heard about NASA’s report back to Congress about how it wants to build an Ares-V classic HLV, but that Congress wasn’t giving them enough time or money, and Congress’ dignified … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Space, ESAS, NASA, NEOs, Propellant Depots | 80 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

Space Access 2010 Propellant Depot Presentations

It’s been a rather interesting month so far, and I’ve been under a bit too much stress lately to blog much, but I wanted to put up some of the presentations from the Propellant Depot panel I was on at … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Space, Launch Vehicles, Lunar Commerce, Propellant Depots, RLV Markets | 39 Comments

Additional AV-017 Flight Experiment Information

I’ve mentioned, here and in my propellant depot paper, the post-flight cryogenic fluid management experiments ULA carried out on the AV-017 flight this past fall.  I don’t have time this morning to comment on it, but I just found out … Continue reading

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