Global Space Program

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DESCRIPTION

HACKERSPACES GLOBAL SPACE PROGRAM

Now known as SpaceGAMBIT

http://www.spacegambit.org

Google Group Discussion Forum

https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/spacegambit

Hackerspaces.org page with more information:

http://hackerspaces.org/wiki/Hackerspaces_Global_Space_Program

Email list for discussion on this project:

http://lists.hackerspaces.org/mailman/listinfo/spaceprogram

Main project contact info:

Jerry Isdale (USA contact): 
   isdale@gmail.com 
   180 Kapuai Rd 
   Haiku, HI 96708 
   808-573-7606 


The following is from the DARPA project proposal: There are three investment areas we want to focus on in the first decade: education, space economy and biospheres.

The first area is creating new generations of makers and researchers who can research and implement the necessary technologies. This will be in the form of an open source education program, with both self-education and group-education components, designed to teach successive generations the basics of Maker/ Tinker/ Hacker thinking and encourage continual innovation and improvement of the program itself. We also want to inspire an interest in space development through providing opportunities for applied sciences and engineering.

Second, investments in projects to create a viable Near-Earth space economy:

Space prospecting and mining: Focusing on automated small body electronics: robotics, remote sensing, navigation. Space power station: Providing energy to the Near-Earth space facilities. Solar panels, microwave power transmission Space manufacturing: Once provided with power and material, it is possible to start manufacturing in space. To scale up production, research into self-replicating 3D printing machines and fully automated manufacturing.

Finally, efforts to make it possible to live autonomously in space and other planets of the solar system through the creation of self-encapsulated biospheres with improvements in hydroponics and waste recycling.


FIRST ROUND OF FUNDING February 6, 2013 http://www.spacegambit.org/2013/02/06/first-round-of-funding-activity-open-call-for-projects/


MEMBERS INVOLVED (skills)

Josh Pritt (Software)

Dmitriy (Govt Contracts, Propulsion)

Neil (Aerospace, Space Ops)

Karl (Aerospace, Space Ops, Space Systems)

Bahiy (Structural Analysis)

Laurie (Grant Writing)

BRAINSTORMING IDEAS TO CONTRIBUTE TO HSP

  1. Sound used to extinguish fires in low gravity environments (Dmitriy)
  2. Micro-satelites (<100LB) for low earth orbit launch capability (Dmitriy)
  3. Launch system for Micro-satelites (Dmitriy)
  4. Autonomous science experiments for the International Space Station (Neil)
  5. Autonomous maintenance on the International Space Station (Neil)
  6. Plant systems (i.e, hydroponics) to improve air quality on the International Space Station (Karl)
  7. Composite crew cabin, rocket motor case, and/or launch systems (Bahiy)
  8. Other lightweight designs for space flight (Bahiy)
  9. Open source engineering calculations database deployed as a web app (Bahiy)
  10. Space-Taters: potatoes grown in space (Joshua)
  11. Open source educational web app (Joshua)
  12. Hacker-scouts (Joshua) - (Education theme, promotes STEM education in youth, show the world how helpful hackerspaces are)

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