Monthly Archives: April 2007

The Myth of 25X

One item of contention that I’ve seen in the emerging space industry is about the relevance that suborbital spaceflight has for future orbital applications. With the exception of RpK, all of the current effort going into building reusable, safe, and … Continue reading

Posted in Launch Vehicles | 34 Comments

Benefits of Orbital Propellant Transfer: Adaptability, Capability, Etc.

[Editor’s note: A good friend of mine from Santa Clara, Henry Cate, is starting up a Carnival of Space. I’m usually not a huge fan of blog carnivals, but I think this is a creative idea, and wanted to support … Continue reading

Posted in Launch Vehicles, Lunar Commerce, Space Development, Space Policy | 13 Comments

2007 ISDC (and Lunar Library) update

By guest blogger Ken We’re rapidly closing in on one month out from the ISDC and things continue to gel well. First and foremost, because I’ll finally get to meet Jon face-to-face. The prep work certainly has not been an … Continue reading

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Continued Light Blogging

Sorry guys, but the light blogging is going to continue for a while. I’ve got some ideas I’d like to write a bit about, but getting my thoughts together to a point where they’d be worth posting is going to … Continue reading

Posted in Administrivia | 3 Comments

Random Thought: ISS Module Delivery Without Shuttle

One of the reasons why I’ve started doing these “Random Thoughts” blog posts was in order to toss out some ideas that I just don’t have the time to research completely, yet still sound interesting. On some of my more … Continue reading

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Space Venture Finance Symposium

I just wanted to put a quick word for a symposium that’s going to be held in conjunction with ISDC this year that I thought some of you might be interested in. It’s called the Space Venture Finance Symposium, and … Continue reading

Posted in Business | 6 Comments

Random Thoughts: Rocket Nozzles

Last night I ended up staying up a lot later than intended. It’s a long story, so I’ll spare you the details (other than that it involved a cold, a cat, an upcoming open-house, a gassy baby, a LLC competitor, … Continue reading

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Lunar Tourism

For a long time, I’ve felt that translunar tourism was an interesting potential market, especially for guys like me who have the solution of propellant depots that is definitely searching for a problem. I was quite interested a few years … Continue reading

Posted in Lunar Commerce | 2 Comments

Random Thought: Dragon + Sundancer = CEV?

In a lot of conversations I’ve heard over the past year or so regarding COTS and its implications, many people trying to downplay the role of COTS (and explain why Orion has to be so heavy that only the Stick … Continue reading

Posted in Lunar Commerce, NASA | 15 Comments

Jonny, Jimmy, and Us Bloggin

Just wanted to put some pictures up since it’s been a while: This last one is an oldie, but one of my favorites. It was a picture from when Tiff and I had just gotten engaged (which was four years … Continue reading

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