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Not Many Billionaires Focused on Commercial Space | Parabolic Arc

Not Many Billionaires Focused on Commercial Space | Parabolic Arc | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

Forbes has released its annual list of the world’s billionaires. There are a record 1,426 individuals with an aggregate net worth of $5.4 trillion in the world. The table below shows the tiny handful of this group — nine individuals — who are currently or have been previously involved in space projects.

 

 


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I think nine Billionaires is substantial for this industry.  Once they start turning profits, more will jump in.  However, a few of these innovators are actually trying to have an impact on mankind and perhaps leave their mark by making this contribution... so maybe it's not just about the ROI....

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Lyle Upson's comment, March 15, 2013 9:43 AM
leaving a mark of this nature is certainly a magnitude above standard ROI thinking ...so maybe we need a new phrase/term/description ...
Lyle Upson's comment, March 15, 2013 9:56 AM
oh yes, nice article to read ...thanks
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104-satellite launch marks success for India (and Seattle’s Spaceflight Industries)

104-satellite launch marks success for India (and Seattle’s Spaceflight Industries) | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
A record-setting flock of 104 satellites was successfully deployed into orbit overnight after the launch of an Indian rocket.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 15, 1:41 PM
India shows its muscle in space by launching and deploying 104 satellites in a single launch.
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Investigating the potential of including a crew on the maiden flight of SLS | NASASpaceFlight.com

Investigating the potential of including a crew on the maiden flight of SLS | NASASpaceFlight.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
With NASA's management officially informing the workforce that evaluations are taking place into installing a crew on to the first flight of the Space Launch

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 16, 9:39 PM
Details on the possibilities for putting crew on the first SLS launch.
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UK Space Agency announces £10 million scheme to develop commercial spaceflight launch capabilities

UK Space Agency announces £10 million scheme to develop commercial spaceflight launch capabilities | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

A scheme to help enable spaceflight from the UK by 2020 is announced, along with a competition to uncover the space entrepreneurs of tomorrow


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Chuck Black's curator insight, February 13, 1:29 PM
Way cheaper than the $100Mln plus needed to build the NS rocket port using old Ukrainian technology as outlined in the February 6th, 2017 post, "Europe Will Fund the Prometheus Reusable Engine; Canada Pitched Cyclone-4's" at http://acuriousguy.blogspot.ca/2017/02/europe-will-fund-prometheus-reusable.html

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Officials Mull Proposal for Manned Mission to Refurbish Hubble Telescope

Officials Mull Proposal for Manned Mission to Refurbish Hubble Telescope | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
President Donald Trump’s advisers are considering an industry proposal to send a manned spacecraft to repair and upgrade the Hubble Space Telescope within the next few years, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 14, 1:44 PM
Sierra Nevada is suggesting that their Dream Chaser space plane could upgrade and refurbish the iconic Hubble Space Telescope, extending its life and usefulness.
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NASA Seeks Partnerships with U.S. Companies

NASA Seeks Partnerships with U.S. Companies | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

NASA Seeks Partnerships with U.S. Companies to Advance Commercial Space Technologies...


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Trump advisers' space plan: To moon, Mars and beyond

Trump advisers' space plan: To moon, Mars and beyond | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

The Trump administration is considering a bold and controversial vision for the U.S. space program that calls for a "rapid and affordable" return to the moon by 2020, the construction of privately operated space stations and the redirection of NASA's mission to "the large-scale economic development of space," according to internal documents obtained by POLITICO. 


The proposed strategy, whose potential for igniting a new industry appeals to Trump’s business background and job-creation pledges, is influencing the White House’s search for leaders to run the space agency. And it is setting off a struggle for supremacy between traditional aerospace contractors and the tech billionaires who have put big money into private space ventures...


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Chuck Black's curator insight, February 9, 10:55 AM
How will this effect Canada? Stay tuned...
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NanoRacks’ proposed airlock paves way for a more commercial ISS

NanoRacks’ proposed airlock paves way for a more commercial ISS | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

NASA accepted a NanoRacks proposal to send a private airlock to the International Space Station in 2019, paving the way for more commercial utilization...


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340 days in space led to changes at genetic level for astronaut twin Scott Kelly

340 days in space led to changes at genetic level for astronaut twin Scott Kelly | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

NASA’s twin study is showing the stress of space travel on the body — including genetic differences between Scott Kelly, the twin who spent nearly a year in space, and his brother Mark, who stayed on Earth...


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Boom aims to conquer Concorde by 2023 - SAE International

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Colorado-based Boom Technology’s “Baby Boom” XB-1 supersonic demonstrator—a one-third scale stepping stone to a supersonic 40-seat passenger airliner—will make its first test flight late-2017. Although currently under construction, the XB-1 is described as “the first independently developed supersonic jet and history’s fastest civil aircraft....

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Technical troubles likely to delay commercial crew flights until 2019

Technical troubles likely to delay commercial crew flights until 2019 | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Shiny new flight suits not withstanding, 2018 launch dates seem optimistic.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 29, 3:36 PM
We'll be waiting some more before we see the first commercial crew flights to the space station.
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Five in final stretch of Moon race - BBC News

Five in final stretch of Moon race - BBC News | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

The race to put a privately funded spacecraft on the Moon has just five teams left in the competition. 


The surviving groups all met an end-of-2016 deadline to put launch contracts in place - and these have now been verified by the organisers of the Google Lunar X-Prize. 


To stand a chance of winning the $20m top purse, however, the teams will need to leave Earth by 31 December...


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Chuck Black's curator insight, January 24, 12:13 PM
Surviving teams include SpaceIL (Israel), Moon Express (US), Synergy Moon (International), Team Indus (India) and Hakuto (Japan).

The only Canadian based team (Team Plan B) didn't make the deadline to pput a launch contract in place...
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SpaceX Plans 18 Landings Per Year on New, Cape Canaveral Launch Pads

SpaceX Plans 18 Landings Per Year on New, Cape Canaveral Launch Pads | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
SpaceX plans to build three new landing pads at Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., for use by its Falcon 9 and Falcon Heavy rockets. In a draft version of an environmental impact study prepared for the 45th Space Wing, the company estimates that the new pads will allow as many as 18 landings per year—up from the original plan of 12. 

The new launch pads are part of SpaceX’s overall goal to improve “the cost and frequency of launches” in accordance with Air Force and DARPA statements that a higher mission tempo is a key requirement for the US to respond to the increasing militarization of space. 

The new pads will also include testing areas for SpaceX’s Dragon capsule, which is part of the company’s plan for manned spaceflight. The final version of the environmental impact study is due out in the coming weeks, according to a 45th Space Wing spokesperson. 

The draft report does not offer a timeline for completion of the work on the new launching pads...

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Elon Musk's surprising secret weapon: Donald Trump?

Elon Musk's surprising secret weapon: Donald Trump? | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

Elon Musk has more in common with Trump that some might assume, and that relationship could prove to be a boon to his businesses...


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Here’s why a commercial space group endorsed NASA’s SLS rocket

Here’s why a commercial space group endorsed NASA’s SLS rocket | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Space Launch System? Falcon Heavy? New Glenn? Fly, then debate.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 16, 3:07 PM
Journalistic speculation on the reasoning behind the surprise announcement of support for SLS by a commercial space group.
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SpaceX Falcon 9 Breaths First Fire at KSC Pad 39A - Successful Static Fire Test Paves Path to Feb. 18 ISS Launch - Universe Today

SpaceX Falcon 9 Breaths First Fire at KSC Pad 39A - Successful Static Fire Test Paves Path to Feb. 18 ISS Launch - Universe Today | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
SPACE VIEW PARK/KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, FL - For the first time in more than half a decade, a rocket came to life at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center when a SpaceX Falcon 9 breathed her first fire at historic pad 39A today, Sunday, Feb. 12 - successfully completing a critical static test firing of the first stage engines that opens the door to a launch to the space station next weekend for NASA.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 13, 11:53 AM
SpaceX conducts successful static fire test of Falcon 9 on KSC Pad 39-A in preparation for launch to space station on Saturday.
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Competition heats up in the race to build space robots

Competition heats up in the race to build space robots | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Orbital ATK, a Dulles-based aerospace manufacturer, is suing the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency over plans to award a Canadian firm a $15 million contract to build a fleet of space-faring robots capable of repairing government and commercial satellites...

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The big changes that may (not) be coming to NASA - SpaceNews.com

The big changes that may (not) be coming to NASA - SpaceNews.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

An email claims that the White House had been recommended to consider a competition between OldSpace and NewSpace. Others say that's not the case...


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Commercial group endorses use of Space Launch System - SpaceNews.com

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WASHINGTON — The Commercial Spaceflight Federation (CSF) says it supports the continued development and use of NASA’s Space Launch System, a move that may help placate space policy tensions in the new administration. 


In a speech opening the 20th Annual Commercial Space Transportation Conference here Feb. 7, Alan Stern, chairman of the board of the industry group, said the organization believes that the SLS could potentially be useful for its members...


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UK Announces £10 Million in Commercial Space Grants – Parabolic Arc

UK Announces £10 Million in Commercial Space Grants – Parabolic Arc | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Grants worth £10 million are being made available to help develop commercial launch capability for spaceflight, UK Science Minister Jo Johnson announced today. 

The funding comes as the government announced the timeline for new legislation which will facilitate and regulate commercial spaceflight...

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Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation

Put People on Mars by 2033—for the Good of the Nation | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
Opinion: A former Boeing exec, US astronaut, and ex-director of NASA Ames argue that the US must prioritize putting humans on Mars.

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, January 31, 4:22 PM
Here's direction for NASA's future, from some people who know what they are talking about.
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Planetary Resources is Hiring

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Planetary Resources is hiring! 

It's seeking new "asteroidminers" for technical, business, spacelaw & internship positions...

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The Space Review: Three principles to constructively engage China in outer space security

The Space Review: Three principles to constructively engage China in outer space security | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
RT @ponder68: @dennizenx @SpaceNews_Inc Hence my piece in this week's Space Review. https://t.co/13pKUQULJU

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Allen Taylor's curator insight, February 1, 2:30 PM
What posture will the Trump administration take on space. Here are three suggestions.
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NASA Under Trump is Still Waiting for Marching (and Launching) Orders - FLORIDA SPACErePORT

NASA Under Trump is Still Waiting for Marching (and Launching) Orders - FLORIDA SPACErePORT | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it
The consensus among budget watchers in Washington is that the end of March is the earliest the new administration is likely to release its first budget proposal. That will be the first opportunity everyone has to see just what space programs the White House considers priorities — and which ones it could do without...

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No changes to NASA research or communications under new administration - SpaceNews.com

No changes to NASA research or communications under new administration - SpaceNews.com | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

A NASA official said Jan. 24 that, unlike reports of restrictions at other agencies, there have been no changes to the agency’s programs or policies...


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Billions of NASA contract dollars going to Russian government | Bloomberg Government

Billions of NASA contract dollars going to Russian government | Bloomberg Government | Aerospace and aviation construction | Scoop.it

Amid rising tensions over alleged Russian hacking in the U.S., NASA continues to pay Roscosmos, that country’s space agency, hundreds of millions of dollars to send crews to the International Space Station.  

NASA has spent $897 million with state-controlled Roscosmos since fiscal 2015 and $2.1 billion since the U.S. retired its space shuttle fleet in 2011, Bloomberg Government data show...


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Tom Marsh's curator insight, January 20, 4:34 PM
Of course it is.  Since our Congress couldn't see fit to maintain funding and support the next generation of rockets, we've been stuck hitching a ride from the Russians and will until we get smart about space.  China will be kicking our ass soon if we don't invest in the future.