Category Archives: Propellant Depots

Random Thoughts: Columbus Article Link and Lunar Patents?

I don’t think this counts as my monthly blog post, mostly because I’m linking to and commenting on someone else’s blog post, but here goes. Michael Mealling (a fellow Masten Alumni gone entrepreneur) set out this year to do a … Continue reading

Posted in ISRU, Lunar Commerce, Lunar Exploration and Development, Propellant Depots, Space Development, Space Policy, Space Settlement | 8 Comments

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