Rob Kelso's scientific contributions

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This study’s primary purpose was to assess the feasibility of new approaches for achieving our national goals in space. NexGen assembled a team of former NASA executives and engineers who assessed the economic and technical viability of an “Evolvable Lunar Architecture” (ELA) that leverages commercial capabilities and services that are existing or...


... An alternative approach results from recent evidence of ice at the lunar poles [6]: propellant could be produced from lunar resources and used either on the lunar surface [2,[7][8][9] or in cis-lunar space [4,[10][11][12][13]. Producing propellant at the location of demand has been shown to enable self-sufficiency [14] and reduce the need for propellant to be pushed through the 15+ km/s of Δ required to reach the lunar surface from Earth. ...