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Planetary Supplly                                                                          

Lunar Transportation Systems (LTI) – www.lunartransportationsystems.com

  • LTI is developing a lunar transport architecture between LOE and Lunar orbit
  • Private company encouraging cooperation with NASA to raise private capital for investment
  • Modular system architecture on all levels


Space Habitat                                                                          

Bigelow Aerospace – www.bigelowaerospace.com

  • Our goal is to create a new cost paradigm for space station construction. We intend to so reduce costs of station habitable structure as to make the difference between space stations being only government available or having space stations affordable for general business ownership.
  • Inflatable modules will be adaptable to planetary habitat

See Volunteer Projects > Space Habitat > Mars Desert Research Station

See Universities > Columbia University > Biosphere 2


Situational Resources                                                               

SpaceDev – www.spacedev.com

  • Developing asteroid and planetary mining technology and markets


Interplanetary / Alternative Propulsion                                  

TUI (Tethers Unlimited inc.) – www.tethers.com

  • Developing electrodynamic tethers for harnessing electromagnetic power from the earths magnetic field for power and propulsion, as well as reducing energetic particles in the earths radiation belts
  • Developing momentum exchange tethers for orbital transfer (slingshot), and maintaining formation between satellite constelations

Solar Sails; Univ. of California Irvine– article

  • Solar sail material developed, no business involvement yet.

Power Sources                                                                          

TUI (Tethers Unlimited inc.) – www.tethers.com

  • Developing electrodynamic tethers for harnessing electromagnetic power from the earths magnetic field for power and propulsion, as well as reducing energetic particles in the earths radiation belts


Global Energy Systems, LLC (GES) – web site coming

  • Created by Kelly Space and Technology to develop  renewable energy systems using biomass waste to synthetically create natural gas.

Solar Power – We'll need this both Orbital and Stationary

  • Anyone doing this?
NUCLEAR POWER

NuclearSpace.com – www.nuclearspace.com

  • Everything you could want to know about Nuclear Power as it relates to space. Science, Facts, Safety, Engineering, and everything else under the sun.
  • It's great listening to people who really know what they're talking about. Terry McNeeley and Bruce Behrnhorst: The Space Show - March 13, 2005



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