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#1 2020-07-06 11:20:55

Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 17,011

Space Show on Planning for Lunar Economy

FYI ...

5. Friday, July 10, 2020; 9:30-11 AM PDT; 11:30 AM-1 PM CDT; 12:30-2 PM EDT. We welcome back DR. JIM VEDDA with DR. GEORGE POLLOCK of The Aerospace Corporation re their Center For Space Policy And Strategy paper, "Cislunar Stewardship: Planning For Sustainability And International Cooperation."

I new Dr. Vedda **before** he earned his doctorate. 

Several of his previous visits with Dr. Livingston are available in the  Space Show archive.



#2 2020-11-10 19:39:39

Registered: 2018-04-27
Posts: 17,011

Re: Space Show on Planning for Lunar Economy

As a follow up, the Space Show with Dr. Vedda and Dr. Pollock is available at this URL... … ge-pollock

We started our one segment 70 minute discussion with Dr. Vedda introducing us to The Aerospace Corporation, the Center For Space Policy And Strategy, then to our cislunar topic for the day.  We covered many topics over our 70 minutes, plus we veered from the cislunar paper to talk about Mars, Starship, and the SpaceX plans.  Our guests had important things to say about why cislunar and lunar exploration was the priority, not Mars.  More about this later in the program.  That said, for starters, I am once again repeating the Tags/Key Words here so you can have a short summary of the discussion topics.  The order of our discussion is mostly correct per the order in the Key Words below but I did mix it up a bit near the end as we started going back and forth on some topics or topics we overlooked earlier in the discussion.

Edit#1: A recent space show elicited this comment about Solar Power Satellites ...

Fremont John • 2 days ago
Here's the link to John Mankins' Australian Solar Space Technologies
https://www.solarspacetechn <<== url truncated
Solar Space Technologies is an Australian-based company planning to deliver a solar power satellite into geostationary orbit to supply baseload energy to the Australian grid by 2027


Last edited by tahanson43206 (2020-11-10 20:03:30)


#3 2022-08-07 05:01:11

Registered: 2006-03-23
Posts: 9,175

Re: Space Show on Planning for Lunar Economy

South Korea launches first lunar orbiter … biter.html

Korea Pathfinder Lunar Orbiter (KPLO), officially Danuri, is South Korea's first lunar orbiter. The orbiter, its science payload and ground control infrastructure are technology demonstrators. The orbiter will also be tasked with surveying lunar resources such as water ice, uranium, helium-3, silicon, and aluminium, and produce a topographic map to help select future lunar landing sites.

The mission was launched on 4 August 2022 on a Falcon 9 Block 5 launch vehicle

As KPLO uses Ballistic Lunar Transfer (BLT) to transfer to a moon orbit, it will take the spacecraft about one month to reach the Moon. This was a change of plan from the previous one where the orbiter would have performed at least three highly elliptical orbits of Earth, each time increasing its velocity and altitude until it reaches escape velocity, initiating a trans-lunar injection.The spacecraft's main propulsion is from four 30-newton thrusters, and for attitude control (orientation) it uses four 5-newton thrusters. … ssion.html


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