The Future In-Space Operations (FISO) Working Group (see, e.g., H. A. Thronson – Jan.2007, pdf), which consists of members from NASA, industry and academia, have been holding occasional Telecon Presentations for several years. Below is a sample of the many interesting topics related to in-space technologies and infrastructure that have been discussed. The presentation slides can be downloaded.
/– Near-Term Human Missions Beyond LEO – Harley Thronson, GSFC & Bernard Kutter, ULA – Dec.15.10
/– Nuclear Systems for Space Power and Propulsion – George Schmidt , NASA GRC – Dec.8.10
/– A Reusable Cislunar Transportation Architecture and Top 10 Technologies – Dallas Bienhoff , Boeing – Dec.1.10
/– The Architecture of Artificial-Gravity Habitats – Ted Hall, U. Michigan – Nov.17.10
/– Propellant Depots Made Simple – Bernard Kutter , ULA – Nov.10.10
/– Potential Propellant Depot Locations Supporting Beyond-LEO Human Exploration – Daniel Adamo , flight dynamics consultant – Oct.13.10
/– Expanding the Final Frontier: The Bigelow Aerospace Story and NASA’s New Commercial Direction – Mike Gold, Bigelow Inc. – June.9.10 – includes several videos in addition to the slides
The next presentation will be NASA Human Space Flight Strategies: Budget Analysis of the Possibilities by Edgar Zapata , KSC on January 12, 2011.