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Coral, an Open Lunar Space Program

Coral, the first decentralized space program to the Moon (https://medium.com/spacedecentral/introducing-coral-an-open-lunar-space-program-702e293c9869), has been many months in the making. We wanted to build a clear process for the community to finally collaborate on a space mission. We have bee...
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Co-Founder, Space Cooperative
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Two Asteroid Probe Missions Will Reach their Targets in 2018

The Christian Science Monitor published this superb, in-depth article about the Japanese Hayabusa-2 Mission to Asteroid Ryugu and the US OSIRIS-REX mission to Asteroid Bennu: Chasing asteroids: Dual missions sniff out clues to solar system's past It opens with this great aspirational s...
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Founder of Space Architecture as a Discipline
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Small Multi Role Satellites in Lunar Orbit

A constellation of small multi role satellites providing lunar position system, 5G communication, lunar high resolution spectrography and space weather monitoring. These satellites would support lunar mineral mapping and identification of mining zones for future robotic missions. A lunar economy ...
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Modular "Universally" Adaptable Support Craft

As a tentative proposal for a near- to mid- term project, I suggest the development of a Modular Universally Adaptable Support Craft. This would be composed of a "plug-in" command/control module, attached to a modular support frame. Other modular components would be attached as necessary for a gi...
Concepts Development, Organisation, Operations Specialist
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MELISSA like projects

Hello everybody, I would like to talk a little bit about the MELISSA project, is everyboy familiar with it ? http://www.esa.int/OurActivities/SpaceEngineering_Technology/Melissa
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Master student at the Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture
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2018 Asteroid Science Intersections with In-Space Mine Engineering Results

The 2018 ASIME Symposium was held at the Université du Luxembourg https://asime.uni.lu/. Recently, they posted the ASIME Abstract Book http://geophy.uni.lu/users/tonie.vandam/asime-2018/Abstract_book.pdf The abstracts that grabbed my attention include the following (I added URLs where ...
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Whatever Happened to the Constellation Lunar Program?

As the prospect of returning humans to the Moon becomes a more frequent topic of discussion, it would be valuable to describe the circumstances that led to the demise of NASA’s last attempt: the Constellation Lunar Program that ran from 2004 to 2010. The Constellation Program poses a cautionary ...
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Founder of Space Architecture as a Discipline
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SPACE EDUCATION CURRICULA

Since Derek started posting some ideas about space education fundamentals, I am posting some curricula for space education and placing the documents in the "Files" box at the bottom of this page. Starting with: Duerk, Donna P. (2004 September). A Curriculum for Aerospace Architecture (AIAA 2...
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A Big Week for Mars News

This past week (July 23-29, 2018) has displayed a wealth of Mars News. Leading off the week was a US Congressional hearing about the “Journey to Mars.” The big scientific news from Mars was the discovery of what appears to be an underground lake 20 km long, which if it proves true, would amount...
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Founder of Space Architecture as a Discipline
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Polar Space Elevator

What if we explored building a space elevator at exactly the top of the rotational axis at the north or south pole? It could be attached to a tower with a rotating element that is loaded with strong magnets. The earth would rotate while the rotating element stayed fixed due to being fixed to ...
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