Category Archives: Propellant Depots

Someone is Wrong on the Internet!

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Propellant Depots, Space Tethers, Space Transportation | 5 Comments

NewSpace 2012 Space Architectures Panel

I didn’t realize till I saw it on, 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 … Continue reading

Posted in Propellant Depots | 4 Comments

Tooting Someone Else’s Horn: Quest Product Development Corp’s Advanced MLI Technologies

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Launch Vehicles, Propellant Depots, Technology | 13 Comments

Anchor Tenancy

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 … Continue reading

Posted in Commercial Space, NASA, Propellant Depots, Space Policy | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Excuses for Light Blogging, Propellant Depots | 29 Comments

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

Posted in Propellant Depots | 9 Comments

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

Posted in Propellant Depots | 48 Comments