Thursday, July 24, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
|NPO Energomash RD-180 engine used by the Atlas V.|
Congress in the past, at the urging of the Air Force, had started the process of funding a similar rocket engine but with the cost projections decided to forego the idea and rely on the Russians. As well, commercial entities at the time did not want to invest their own funds to develop such an engine.
Which puts us where we are today. But where are we exactly?
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
I've been following this story for months and today after the recent Space News and Wall Street Journal articles I penned down my thoughts for a SpaceRef Business article. Read it here.
Other questions I didn't cover in the article include:
Who would build the 180-360 satellites? That would be a huge contract. Would Google buy the expertise and do it in house?
Which leads to another question. Who would launch the constellation?
Wednesday, November 6, 2013
I've personally received many messages of support and I thank those who have sent in their best wishes. Perhaps someday the magazine will be published again.