Category Archives: Depot

Heavy Lift Unnecessary

There are a lot of implicit assumptions that heavy lifters of this or that throw weight must be used for future exploration beyond low Earth orbit. These “needs” have never been logically derived from anything. Yet space policy and exploration … Continue reading

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Flexible Path for NASA Exploration

Haven’t read it yet, but I wrote about something similar (and not in name only) a few years back.

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The Panel's First Session, Comment2

The future is shaping as we watch. Senator Nelson pointing out how little there is money and how past budgets have been very unrealistic. I will bet on the following: ISS will continue beyond 2015. There will be a no … Continue reading

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Augustine Panel First Hearing

Ongoing. Norm Augustine You can stream NASA TV with VLC, just paste this link into it: http://www.nasa.gov/55644main_NASATV_Windows.asx

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What NASA Should Do

And partly what this blog is about (I realized in the middle that I’m typing like in a slide show, so I changed it into bullet points, as it’s an overview and not a deep text). I present my vision … Continue reading

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EELV:s again

This time the Aerospace Corporation deems them suitable for launching Orion, tells a Nasaspaceflight.com article . Via Clark Lindsey. I’ve gotten bored of all this a few years ago. When Griffin was in power, absolutely no change was considered. From … Continue reading

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NASA's near future

I’ve been an opponent of Ares I for quite a long time (not from the beginning though, but I have become more of an optimist since, regarding better  ways). In light of these things, it might seem that the huge … Continue reading

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FLEX – Flexible Exploration Architecture

I wrote this architecture proposal, FLEX, a few years ago. It analyzes NASA’s approach that the ESAS study picked and notices how most of the mass in a lunar exploration stack in LEO is actually liquid oxygen. By using a … Continue reading

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Chinese Mini Space Station

From Slashdot via Hobbyspace. There’s some confusion regarding Shenzou 7 (the upcoming mission), 8, 9 and 10 forming a space station by snapping together in orbit. The orbital module of Shenzou can stay behind on orbit just fine, it can … Continue reading

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Conceptual Design at NASA

The Constellation program has been going on for about 3 years. Kicking off with the ESAS study of a few months, it still hasn’t settled very much about the architecture. Even the number of solid segments and liquid engines on … Continue reading

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