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  1. Yes, I have already received advice to read Zubrin. I'm going to do it this weekend. I have already read a few interviews. And I love it. I'm really interested in how the space industry can develop, so I pay attention not only to the most advertised projects. But also for projects and startups that are just beginning their journey. For example, the Skyrora company and their SkyHy rocket interested me. I looked at what they were doing and found out that they have developed their own multifunctional space tug, fuel and a lot of interesting things.
  2. No, I'm not looking for a reason why space travel is a bad idea. I'm rather looking for a reason why a space tug is good. I love the idea that we will have a tool to displace, move and maintain satellites. There are other ways though. For example, refuelling satellites so that they can continue their work.
  3. I think that at the beginning of its journey, each private space company depends on government orders for more than 70 percent. I think this helps a lot of these companies to earn credibility (or trust). But times are changing. It seems that in the near future, space companies will be able to develop without the help of governments. The more people need services from space (satellites, weather stations, 6g, etc.), the more we will rely on private companies.
  4. Are you talking about the person who said that Mars is not the ultimate goal, Mars is the direction, this is the first step towards the formation of humanity as a multiplanetary space species? No, I haven't. But thanks for the hint, it might be very interesting for me. Based on what I found with a quick search, it would be useful for me to read his work and interviews.
  5. The Kessler syndrome, also called the Kessler effect, collisional cascading or ablation cascade is a scenario in which the density of objects in Low Earth Orbit (LEO) is high enough that collisions between objects could cause a cascade where each collision generates space debris that increases the likelihood of further collisions. One implication is that the distribution of debris in orbit could render space activities and the use of satellites in specific orbital ranges impractical for many generations. Every satellite, space probe, and manned mission has the potential to produce space debris
  6. Does humanity need space tugs? How difficult is it to design a device that can remove space debris from orbit? What calculations might you need? Are there any prototypes that are already working?
  7. A very large percentage of NASA's work is outsourced. How likely do you think they will have to abandon the development of their own rocket in favor of a private company? Wouldn't that be the best solution? In case a private company can do it faster and cheaper.
  8. Private space companies will soon be the main launch vehicle. This is logical. Every private company strives for maximum efficiency. This will lead to the fact that government agencies will simply use private space companies as subcontractors to reduce the cost of their own programs. This will not happen immediately. Many private companies are also working to immediately be able to clean up space debris or have reusable rockets, space tugs, etc. The private space business is the future.
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