Galaxy Forum China 2013 - Golden Spike Company

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Galaxy Forum China 2013 - Golden Spike Company

  1. 1. The Golden Spike Co.! Galaxy  Forum   China—2013   Alan  Stern   President  and  CEO   Golden  Spike   stern@goldenspikecompany.com   303.324.5269  
  2. 2. We’re developing and! marketing a human lunar expedition system.! Primarily for foreign ! space & science agencies; ! also for individuals and corporations.! At prices comparable to ! current robotic flagship! missions.! Beginning service: 2020.! Golden Spike!
  3. 3. Markets:  Nations!  Corporations!  Tourists
  4. 4. Surface Capability:!   2 People !   2 Days!   2 EVAs Each!   Conduct:!   Field Geology!   Sampling (50 kg)!   Experiments!
  5. 5. Pricing:! $1.5B Missions! $750M Seats! Expeditions ! beginning 2020 2-3 each year !
  6. 6. 1. Use existing ELVs, ! modified as needed.! 2. Adapt a LEO taxi for lunar missions.! 3. Only the lander is new.! Mission Architecture: ! Maximally Pragmatic !
  7. 7. Leadership Team!
  8. 8. Board and Advisors!
  9. 9. Jim Lovell Joins ! Advisory Board!
  10. 10. October LPI Workshop! 0830 Welcome and Meeting Context 0845 Golden Spike Overview 0915 Why Lunar Science Benefits With Humans 1030 Break 1100 GSC Mission Capabilities/Capabilities 1200 Lunch 1300 Landing Site Priorities for Human Exploration 1600 Break 1630 Panel 1: What 20 Apollo H Missions Can Yield 1805 Poster Session and Refreshments
  11. 11. Backups! Galaxy  Forum   China—2013   Alan  Stern   President  and  CEO   Golden  Spike   stern@goldenspikecompany.com   303.324.5269  
  12. 12. PROPRIETARY AND CONFIDENTIAL Copyright © 2013 Golden Spike Company. All rights reserved.
  13. 13. Some Recent Advances!   ULA Identified a 2- launch scenario.!   Northrop Grumman Devised Lightweight Lander Concept.!   Paragon SDC completed lunar suit requirements.!   SwRI cracked the long duration surface experiment design dilemma.!
  14. 14. Mission Architecture 1: ! Dual Launch LOR!
  15. 15. Cost to First Landing! Engineering, schedule, and cost all close. ! Cost breakdown to ! first landing:! First Expedition: 2020.!
  16. 16. Flight System! Milestones! Implementation:! 2013 LLaSS I, II! 2014 GSC Integrated ! Systems Studies; ! SRRs! 2015 RFPs, ! Procurements! 2018-19 Test Flights ! 2020 First revenue ! Landing

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