Light Blogging: Excuses, Excuses

First hot firing on XA-0.1B, 11 Nov 2008

Did I mention we’ve been busy lately?

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Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff

President/CEO at Altius Space Machines
Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
Jonathan Goff

About Jonathan Goff

Jonathan Goff is a space technologist, inventor, and serial space entrepreneur who created the Selenian Boondocks blog. Jon was a co-founder of Masten Space Systems, and is the founder and CEO of Altius Space Machines, a space robotics startup in Broomfield, CO. His family includes his wife, Tiffany, and five boys: Jarom (deceased), Jonathan, James, Peter, and Andrew. Jon has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering (1999) and an MS in Mechanical Engineering (2007) from Brigham Young University, and served an LDS proselytizing mission in Olongapo, Philippines from 2000-2002.
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7 Responses to Light Blogging: Excuses, Excuses

  1. john hare says:

    Jon,

    You can tell that somebody is not working much when they talk a lot, kind of like one of the guys yakking on your blog. Keep up the good work.

  2. Colin says:

    That looks like melted concrete if I have ever seen it!
    Well done. Keep up the light blogging, if this is the result. I love the smell of smoldering pavement in the morning.

  3. Monte Davis says:

    I have loved shock diamonds ever since the childhood parlay of seeing them in a SF book cover illustration and thinking: cool!, then seeing them in an AvWeek photo and thinking: whoa, cool and real!

  4. kert says:

    So, when are you going to take off the restrainers on that puppy ? 🙂

  5. Jonathan Goff Jonathan Goff says:

    Kert,
    Hopefully before the weather gets really cold? 🙂

    As it is, we still need to check out the other three engines. And we have a weird instability that wasn’t there before that we think may be feed-system induced that we have to get rid of. But things are getting there. We also need to tune the dynamic throttle PID loops, and make sure everything is operating safely and reliably. We’re learning a lot, and fortunately this is stuff we won’t have to revisit very much for future vehicles.

    ~Jon

  6. Adam Greenwood says:

    I commend you for your lack of digital productivity.

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