2012.11.05 - Society Officers and Directors on Publishing Spree     

Society President Ken Murphy, Secretary/Editor Peter Kokh, Directors Al Anzladua and Alan Steinberg publish articles in Space Review

2012.02.27 Society President Ken Murphy's articles
The Cislunar Econosphere I
and II are published in Space Review

http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2027/1 - http://www.thespacereview.com/article/2033/1

    Check out the diagram (too large to print here)  http://www.thespacereview.com/archive/2027aa.jpg
Shown are EARTH, LEO (Low Earth Orbit), GEO (Geosynchronous Earth Orbit), EML1, the Moon, and EML2 (the Earth-Moon stable libration points in front of the Moon’s nearside and behind the Moon’s farside, the amount of DeltaV (change in velocity, requiring fuel) to go from one of these points to the other, and what it makes sense to put in each location, and what items are most economically sourced from where (that is, from Earth or from the Moon.)

    It becomes clear, as stated in MMM all along, that the only way to build out GEO to its full economic potential is with resources from the Moon.     

     Satellites and Satellite Services in Geosynchronous Earth Orbit already account for $250 billion of economic product annually. As GEO lies 3 Earth diameters above Earth’s surface, the diameter of Earth’s Econosphere is already [3+1 (Earth itself) +3 = 7] Earth diameter’s wide. Earth’s economy has already expanded into space and it is at the point where only lunar resources can develop this Greater Earth Economy to its full potential, and at a fraction of the cost of bringing equivalent products up from Earth’s surface.

2012.05.12 Editor/Secretary Peter Kokh's and Board member Al Anzaldua's article,
"The Triway to Space Declaration" is published in Space Review


This article is an elaboration of Kokh's Triway Presentation released in August 2007

    http://www.moonsociety.org/presentations/ppt/Triway1.ppt - http://www.moonsociety.org/presentations/pdf/Triway1.pdf

The Triway can be stated simply:

NASA should concentrate on development of the technologies needed in common by all three directional thrusts above.
    Then when the technologies are available, we can best establish destination priorities.

There is no reason why each group should not choose its own focus, while recognizing the validity of the others and playing support roles.
    If we do that, people, the media, & Congress will get the message: “We do have our act together!”

The ideas in the original presentation are elaborated, with in depth recommendations. This Triway Declaration goes a long way to explaining and promoting the key concepts.

    2012.11.05 Board member Alan Steinberg publishes article in Space Review
Having their Moon Pies and eating them, too: analyzing public interest in NASA spending