NASA’s COTS timetable for cargo…and crew

credit: NASAThe AIAA SPACE 2008 conference saw an update yesterday on the progress with NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services demonstration programme. I was a bit bemused with this slide above as it seems to me to be rather hard to undertake COTS...

Does this mean non-US ISS downmass commercial services?

I only had 15min and had pushed on the issue of non-US commercial resupply services for the International Space Station if the contractors didn’t deliver so I just left the issue when NASA’s ISS programme’s transport office manager, Kathryn Lueders finally said:...

COTS 3: The final hurdle?

NASA commercial crew and cargo manager Alan Lindemoyer wasn’t kidding when he said at last week’s 3rd space exploration conference that the space operations mission directorate’s draft Request For Proposals for International Space Station resupply...