Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Return of FalconV

In the last several weeks two companies have landed boosters that have been to space. The boost back RTLS with VTVL is now established as a demonstrated capability. What’s next? The boost back gets the upper stage(s) to space with … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: Space Debris Cleanup Funding Mechanism

Ever since that Kosmos spacecraft t-boned an Iridium spacecraft a few years back, more and more people have been paying attention to the space debris issue. We’ve been able to live with the nuisance caused by space debris for a … Continue reading

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SBSP for electric aircraft, cont.

Chris speaking. Along with Jon, I’ve given a lot of thought to this specific application of space-based solar power (SBSP). Yes, there are thousands of aircraft in the air at any one time, but I find this to be one … Continue reading

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Random Thoughts: SBSP for All-Electric Aircraft?

I haven’t blogged about Space-Based Solar Power (SBSP) much. At least not as much as Chris and some of my other cobloggers. While I try to be non-dismissive of ideas like this, I’ve never been able to convince myself that … Continue reading

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