Blogspace is buzzing about Michael Mealling's new COTS Watch, a blog covering all you want to know about NASA's Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS) initiative. A great idea. If you have or want clients in commercial space, watch this space.
Operating out of the Rocket Dungeon (much cooler than the bat cave), Dick Stafford compiles a big databank of private space access ventures. His breakdown includes everything from vehicle type, mission, propulsion, payload, launch site, status and more. Blast over there.
At Hobby Space, Clark Lindsay gathers innovative business concepts, companies working on launch and propulsion technologies, and of course RLV's." (Clark even found a company he hadn't heard of!)
And this one you have to pay for, but Clark points to the AIAA publication, International Reference Guide to Space Launch Systems, Fourth Edition (2004), by Steven J. Isakowitz, NASA; Joshua Hopkins, Lockheed Martin; Joseph P. Hopkins Jr., Andrews Space and Technology. (Discounted for members.)
Go make friends.
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