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Lesson Two Presentation Material, April 5, 2011 Classroom Program April 3, 2011

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Lesson Two Presentation Material, April 5, 2011 Classroom Program

 

1.  Dan Adamo has asked that his document, “Potential Propellant Depot Locations Supporting Beyond-LEO Human Exploration” be made available to Space Show listeners.  This document can be accessed below:

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2.  Classroom participant Jon Goff has suggested we become familiar with this propellant depot study found on the NASA Watch website:

http://nasawatch.com/archives/2011/03/using-commercia.html

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1. Jonathan Goff - April 5, 2011

Here’s a link to some slides I put together for the classroom: http://blog.altius-space.com/2011/04/space-show-notes/

2. Jim Davis - April 6, 2011

This was an outstanding show. Both guests and all three hosts articulated their points quite well.

Jon Goff mentioned “gun launch” a few times during the show. Is there a particular scheme he had in mind?

3. Jonathan Goff - April 7, 2011

Jim,
I was thinking of John Hunter’s scheme: http://quicklaunchinc.com/

Though admittedly I would go with a different on-orbit approach (ie likely using tugs and an honest to goodness depot, not his “use a ton of darts poking into a hub” approach), but the launch part of his idea seems feasible. I’m an RLV guy, but I try to keep an open mind.

~Jon

4. John Hunt (in Atlanta) - April 10, 2011

There is some really good material in the Dan Adamo presentation on depots. I see no real reason to put the Earth-Moon depot at the ISS. Will the ISS even be operational by the time we would have the depot? The 28.5 degree obit seems a lot better and has plenty of TLI windows. Of course there is a lot of debate on the purpose of the depot but I think the focus should be on the Moon. Given the human factors issues, I think that missions beyond that need to wait for advanced propulsion. Naturally a lot of work on space medicine will be required too.


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