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Bay Area Recovered Water Funded Pumped storage Agency (BARWF PSA)

So let’s examine the idea San Francisco creates 80 Million gallons of treated water, The other bay area communities generate (placeholder) generate more. 80 MGD


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The North San Mateo County Sanitation District 8 MGD dry season 25 MGD wet season

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Sewer Authority Mid-Coastside (SAM) 2 MGD


Silicon Valley Clean Water 108 MGD


Regional Water Quality Control Plant (Palo Alto) 39 MGD


WWTP | Clean Water Program San Mateo 60 MGD

City of San Mateo SSMP 2015

San Francisco Public Utilities Commission  80 MGD


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Our grand plan is that the wastewater would be sent uphill locally in San Francisco in the early hours of the Morning and that this water would generate power during peak hours. Local water after its generated power would recharge groundwater and indirectly recharge the local waste reservoirs. Some of the local treated wastewater could recharge San Francisco creeks. It should be mentioned that San Francisco local creeks where seasonal so that the greater pumped storage project might be required.

Most of the Regionals wastewater would be pumped uphill to storage facilities that would discharge into the drinking water reservoir system after flowing through the power generator this would not be local water but  all of our treated wastewater discharged into the San Andreas, crystal springs reservoir and the Pilersitos  reservoir


We wish to study treated wastewater from those members of the BAWSCA who are a part of the BAWSCA freshwater projects. A pump storage wastewater storage project means that the member organizations have an indirect fresh water supply. Traditional pumped storage facilities involve billions of dollars in reservoirs at high elevations but current battery storage technologies would eliminate this leaving only the piping systems and due to lack of a purpose-built reservoir a much smaller turbine

The water instead would flow to freshwater reservoirs already built and to stream restoration and groundwater recharge. treated water would be pumped uphill all day except for during peak power periods and the Telsa Giga battery would sell power during peak period prices. The system should pay for itself with power sales and reuse 200 Million gallons a day of treated wastewater delivered to the existing bay area water reservoirs. 

It also makes sense for the 200 Million gallons a day to be pumped uphill utilizing solar and wind power.

The original wastewater pumped storage post is here  Bay Area Recovered Water Funded Pumped storage Agency (BARWF PSA) SpaceX propellent tanks mass produced as shipboard water and LNG Build the ships at NASSCO shipyards in San Diego!


As a reference, Raccoon Mountain pumped storage project built and operated by the TVA has 107 Million gallons that produce 1,632 megawatts San Francisco Bay Area might represent 3,260 megawatts produced and stored in batteries






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2015-16 BAWSCA Audited Financial Statements – CALLP Final


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ULA ACES ESPA cost engineering and business model & Terrestrial & Cislunar Exploration Technologys ESOP

The OPAG Ice Giant study group has 13 science instruments and avionics/comnav cost engineered at $700 million this comes out to $54 million per instrument.Our business model would be to divide up this cost in 3 to 4 ways.Dividing up the instruments 4 ways places about 3 instruments in each group of cost engineered funding payment modes.

(A)(1) mode one is the NASA Salmon instrument flight opportunity where 3 instruments fly for 1/4th the total mission costs or about $250 Million.This would be competitively put out through a salmon AO.The question would be wich instruments the NASA customer want to use for this process? All 13 instruments and three are chosen or NASA picks out three instruments for the AO bid process?$250 Million mostly upfront in early phases of the spacecraft build over 5 years before launch.$50 Million per year.This could also be an in-kind Salmon purchased instruments that pay a rideshare fee or $17 Million per year per instrument.

(A)(2) NASA data purchase of $250 Million payable over the life of the Mission of 15 years from three additional instruments, $17 Million per year over 15 years

(A)(3) The International community up for three to four instruments equipment in-kind with a rideshare fee payable to us equivalent to the costs of the launch vehicle and ACES  at 1/4th and operations costs plus a profit.So an in-kind donation of $250 million for science payloads

(A)(4) Some instruments are within reach of private foundations and university indeed some instruments might be cheaper than University funded telescopes.Three smaller instruments like the ice giant study groups proposed Magnatometer could be in-kind equipment with a rideshare fee

Terrestrial & Cislunar Exploration technologies borrow $1.3 Billion that accrues to a Leveraged ESOP.Deductions are made to this sum for in-kind equipment transferred to the project.As many as 6 instruments might be in-kind so between $300 to $400 Million need not be borrowed by the leveraged ESOP.In the case of the 3 instruments that we are selling data with the ESOP company would purchase these along with the ULA ACES spacecraft.What instrument has the most data values? would the customer be willing to pay for that additional value? To us, the most valuable instruments would be the science imaging cameras.The ESOP company would hire our own PI for these, however, we would like to point out that idea from previous posts on this blog that those PI’s would be co-employees with the ESOP and their home institutions.As the ESOP debt is paid down the science investigators and engineers would vest in the success of the ESOP pension plan

Our goal would be to use profits earned after ESOP debt retirement and employee pension payouts to invest in the serial production of more ACES/ESPA spacecraft and those instruments we have purchased, ICE giant spacecraft should be able to share the same 13 instruments at Neptune Uranus and a return to Saturn ditto Jupiter flyby science in route

Last week we wrote about a ULA ACES with ESPA rings both forward and aft of the ACES the aft ESPA ring held connections for an ACES solar array that powers a onboard SEP engine.The Xenon is kept cryogenic to save the weight of the propellant tank mass and is cryocooled by the ACES LH2 After 5 AU the solar array/ESPA ring detaches.In the case of Saturn, we keep this solar array ring so that some RTGs can descend to Titan with an ESPA ring in a floating HIAD on a Titan sea.Hopefully, the very long descent by parachute would allow the HIAD to cool 🙂 The HIAD is our flotation mechanism and the ESPA ring provides the structure to the landed instruments.Perhaps a modest submarine on a tether could be deployed and retrieved

Year 1                        Year 2                 Year 3

$17 Million

$17 Million           in progress………….

$17 Million

$17 Million

In-kind furnished instruments with rideshare fee







What we should do next 2.0 ?

(A)(1) Investigate with ground based systems miscibility of noble ullage gases with cryogenic LH2, LO2 and LCH4

(A)(2) investigate mixing of noble gas ullage with Cryogenic propellants over hours, days and  weeks

(B)(1) investigate in space liquefaction/fractionation machinery in conjunction with a zero boil off unit.

(B)(2) this machinery would be used to process gasses H2 and O2 out of noble ullage/ion propellant in hybrid chemical ion powered systems; investigate with ground based experiments a Liquid air fractionation unit

(B)(3) removal of noble elements out of LH2 and LO2 in the case of a chemical refueling of a hybrid powered stage

(C)(1) investigate with ground based experiments with removing Noble gasses from Nitrogen oxygen gases in the case of habitat’s being re-purposed as ion propellant tank.This is also done with an in space liquid air liquefaction/fraternization system. 


(D)(1) We need to use a ground based experiment to study of Noble gas ullage/Ion propellants with hypergolic propellants; If these behave better on longer term missions and behave better on miscible issues then Hyperbolic chemical/ion powered hybrid stages then we could in future do trades with cryogenic ion powered hybrids

(E)(1) The ground based Air liquefaction/fractionation unit leads the way to IRSU of rocks.Imagine the system at work on a landed hybrid propellent Xues/Centuat lander coupled to a Oxygen production system.

(F)(1) Air Liquefaction/Fractionation unit allows for the GH2/GO2/GCH4 in the propellent tanks to be separated from one another and fed to both The IVF and Ion propulsion systems since we envision that both systems are present and that both use the same propellent and oxidizer  tanks.

EDIT 16 March 2016

(G) (1) Does Noble element ice sink or float in cryogenic oxidisers or propellant? I think if large Noble element ice forms it sinks


Third Party Leverage ESOP to Fund R&D

My Post 9/11 veteran owned concern is the company in the accounting rules discussed below in the NCEO ESOP accounting guide


We have borrowed/Leveraged $400 Million in order to purchase R&D from SpaceX and ULA and Blue Origin, In return, we need “an offset” The Term offset has meaning in the international arms trade here we repurpose the meaning. When we contract with our partners we are mostly utilizing their employees so when those employees are working on our contracts they become co-employees. When they are not working on our contracts they are only ULA, SpaceX or Blue Origin Employees.

We are not proposing that an ESOP be set up at the partners at this time. I do recommend an ESOP feasibility study for future times. Its important for my post 9/11 veteran company to be engaged with all of you so the employment relationship is not seen by the IRS and ERISA or by the SEC as a de facto merged company, also my company being independent means less a chance of a co-employee having a shareholder cause of action against our partners.

So we make our way back to the Offset agreement, we are purchasing your R&D in order to bring forward the ACES upper stage, the Starship, The New Glenn sooner rather than later. SpaceX was unable to bring in $700 to $500 Million in new financing. We can do this only if the ESOP is guaranteed to be able to pay off the leveraged ESOP loan. This is part of the offset agreement, over 20 or so years the partner pays my company back this money plus an APR good enough to diversify and pay operating expenses. However, the offset is more complicated than just this because our banks would want you to sign agreements that would look very much like loan agreements. The Offset agreement would provide for mutual relinquishment of this obligation by obtaining customers, how to do that?

My post 9/11 owned firm would seek customers to offset our partner’s obligation to pay our leveraged ESOP and the best way to do that would be to purchase the end result of the partners R&D perhaps we think by purchasing at very good prices our partners gently used launch vehicles at end of their economic life

The Offset part three is that the partners sell to us used the first stages of the Starship and New Glenn and here again in part act as Anchor tenants. Most likely NASA is a partial Anchor tenant and the partner’s partial anchor tenant. If the ESOP company on its own can wean itself from just being a conduit of a tax-free bank loan to a customer  and into a customer of our partners we are making that bridge into the cislunar economy

The idea of using propellant tanks into space stations is not new, we propose that New Glenn and Starship first stages as wet lab SSTO stages are the goal. This is new!


The best space station is one preconceived as one like Skylab. It was a purpose built dry lab. Our business case works best with a ULA or Blue Origin or Starship Dry lab space station. This then is the cost driver a New Glenn dry lab space station goes up first then this is our base to refurbish in orbit the wet lab first stage. Many argue this should be pioneered at the ISS. Imagine the sight of BFR, New Glenn, and Centaur dry labs at ISS and their first stages docked to one another. The dry lab station provides support to rehab of the wet lab first stages.

Steven Rappolee
Terrestrial & Cislunar Exploration technologies at A post 9/11 Veteran owned concern
Address VA CBOC 401 3rd St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Mobile 415 424 1455
Email Website





cryogenic Florine as a propellant in the Cislurnar economy

cryogenic Florine as a propellant in the Cislurnar economy

There is Fluorine in compounds and minerals on the Lunar surface, possibly it would be safe to use in deep space as a propellant?



Blue Origins Hybrid Wet and Dry New Glenn Skylab Station



(A)The proposed New Glenn Skylab would have a second stage wet lab with a dry lab space station making up the balance of allowable dry mass including the payload fairing, Under the payload fairing is only a docking port and a Space Shuttle Canada arm.

The available dry mass is both the wet lab and dry lab injected to just outside the Van Allen belts.

(B)The amount of propellant in the wet lab second stage is reduced or the volume of the second stage propellant tanks are reduced in favor of a larger dry lab. This stays in LEO and a second dedicated wet lab docks with it and sends it into an HEO. Possibly engines reduced to 1.

The second stage is 16.1 meters and 7 meters in diameter the proposed PLF is 29.9 Meters for a total of 47 meters. We propose not to use the PLF as a payload shroud but as a deployed solar array***. (there is no payload) This most likely means we can extend the Second stage dry lab to more than 16.1 meters.***This the concept we call Rappolee flowers        rappolee-flowers-payload-fairing-deployed-arbitrarily-large-structures/

The New Glenn can do 45,000 Kg to LEO we propose a wet lab/Drylab Hybrid of differing configurations. The dry mass of the second stage is with the PLF  no doubt less than this and there are likely restrictions on the maximum height of the New Glenn, we think therefore that we have leeway to have a number of docking ports and hatches between the propellant tanks of both the dry and wet lab tanks. If the trades favor a dry lab then we need to explore the third idea.

(C) (a)A New Glenn lofts a second stage that is itself a wet lab that docks with the New Glenn skylab in orbit. It docks with the NG skylab and takes us out to HEO and beyond the Van Allen belts. As suggested it remains docked for outfitting as a wet lab. This wet lab is a tanker and as such could also sport a PLF Rappolee flower. (C)(b)Lastly, we have blogged about this many times before and that is what is the dry mass of the New Glenn first stage? without a payload can it do an SSTO mission? BFR and New Glenn first stages cry out for this final reuse after the economic life is over! A first stage wet lab to SSTO only needs a docking mechanism and as much dry mass as we can be given. Would we have an enough SSTO dry mass for a Rappolee flower PLF on a first stage to orbit?


The end product is a Blue Origin New Glenn based space station with a two-second stage based dry and wet lab and a used First stage SSTO wet lab. Possibly remove some engines? Possibly add SRB or CBC to core stage?




Mars Polar propellant depot and Mars point to point propellant transfer

The Mars poles may enable faster timescales for propellant production, Might enable easier access to Ice feedstocks so what would be the trades for using BFR to transport the propellant to other parts of Mars?

You are Hopping the BFR from the poles to the rest of Mars so its pace of polar propellant production Minus the propellant used to Hop the BFR to another location. Our power source is assumed to be the nuclear powered E Sleds from the previous post.



E Sled as Planetary polar rover

E sled as Mars polar rover

We propose a Tesla motor derived E Sled as a Mars Polar Lander. SpaceX might be the customer that resales the Data collected to a NASA anchor tenant. A Tesla motor would make for a large rover but most likely will need an RTG/Sterling and battery.

This system might be made to have buoyancy for Titan?  (Titan tours Duck E Sled 🙂 ) This would need some thoughts on characterizing the cryogenic Titan dunes to inform us as to interactions with the E Sled tractor system


This system might work on Lunar or Mercury Polar craters?

This system would need to be modified for rougher surfaces and cryogenic conditions

We need trades with a kilo power or decadel survey small fission reactor and the proposed RTG/Sterling battery idea. Any of the three systems above if flown represents a breakthrough for all other future missions

An E Sled sidecar could carry INsight type geology instruments to be dropped off and retrieved and redeployed


Proposed R & D partners


The above is my post 9/11 veteran owned concern




Aurora Powertrains /Finland/ESA











Next Post; The Poles of Mars as a fuel depot &  point to point fuel transfer! What are the maths for this idea?

We are citizens for expanding the University of California system

I wrote the powerpoint below some time ago, I think the idea of doing another round of voter-approved regenerative medicine bonds could fund the establishment of 3 or 4 graduate only UC
Campuses and their buildings that would surround the regenerative medicine campus owned by the new UC campuses would be amortized by federal research grants

I believe that in my old powerpoint I was advocating that these new medical research UC campuses would have medical schools. These should be free of tuition for those students who agree to practice in California under a number of conditions IE you must take Medi-Cal and Medicare patients.

Idea! A new round of Institute of Regenerative Medicine bonds could be repaid with UC  federal NIH research funding IE UC would own those buildings.

Over the following decades, Undergraduate programs would follow and expand these campuses



we are citizens for expanding the university of

New ideas post my original powerpoint, I believe strongly in a voter-approved geographical new UC campus siting plan

UCE University of California at Eureka a geographically remote area in need of economic development. Has that inspirational land and sea that humans love.

UCM UC Merced accelerate the planned school of medicine with a graduate school for research

Future blog article;   The BC Canada system of on and off system of academic and employment system my version of economic equality. The idea local community college admits certified nursing assistants these graduates have guaranteed admittance to the two-year nursing program. While in this program the UC partner employs them as work study or interns but only as fully pension health care employees. We are proposing a coop education/employee system. All of these student/ employees are guaranteed transfer to the UC Nursing to the UC nursing student is a coop student.


semester 1 CNA student

Semester 2 paid work-study/coop at the nearby UC hospital

Semester 3 CNA/two-year nursing transition

semester 4 paid coop semester as a UC hospital  employee

semester 5 two years nursing student 1 and a half semester  of CNA

Semesters 6 UC hospital employee as a nursing student

semester 7 second/third semester as a two-year Nursing student transfer to or in a 4-year degree program

semester 8 UC employment at UC hospital as a Nursing intern

Semester 9 4th year Nursing semester have the right to transfer to Medical school or another grad program


Alternative California coop programs,

The California guard SMP program  and military ROTC  will offer  those who decline a 4-year scholarship but finish the degree a tuition-free








(A)(1) Place the foster child on the childhood SSDI program most likely with the help  of a legal aid organization; Place SSDI and other funds into an ABEL account***

(A)(2) San Francisco legislation placing the foster child into the Mayors homeownership program without a lottery when the child ages out of foster care. The ABEL account is a Part of the Home Downpayment

(A)(3)The Foster parent and a Court Appointed conservator would ensure that the long-term portion of the ABEL account dedicated to homeownership is not violated.

(A)(4) We propose to partner with the San Francisco Housing authority to explore the possibility of a foster child aging out into using a family choice voucher to pay the mortgage, unfortunately, most foster children in public housing age out into homelessness (How?) Can we legislate a no waitlist housing voucher for this program in partnership with the mayors home ownership office?

(A)(5) This proposed program would incentivize home ownership for the foster parent! The foster parent who has a housing voucher for the foster family size. This program could be a recruiting tool for foster parenting.



Some math!

5000 X (US$ 400) x 12 =
24 million US$
5000 foster children X $400 per month gifted into an ABEL account sums to $24 million per year
So what does this represent per foster child?
let us look and see

Could we use Prop C funds for some of these children?

$400 per month for 18 years does produce about $150,000 with housing authority partners and the city we could move aged-out foster children into home ownership!



Screenplay concept; NRA employee dies suddenly from gunshot and his ghost comes back and is shown the ER by a DR for a week before the holidays

Screenplay concept; NRA employee dies suddenly from gunshot and his ghost comes back and is shown the ER by a DR for a week before the holidays. based on Dickens Ghost of Christmas past

Inspired by this  twitter exchange

I’d like to invite someone from the NRA to Follow me around for a week while I do my shift as an ER/Trauma MD. I’d like to have them go into that “dreaded room” with me, The room where we tell a parent that we did all we could for their child, but we could not save their lives.

This screenplay asks you to imagine that Dickens novel you know the ghosts of Christmas past

This screenplay is based on a Dicksen story of the “ghost of Christmas past” Could this be a short SNL skit?

Screenplay by Steven Rappolee

Tenderloin sidewalk pollinator garden and trellis forests

Tenderloin sidewalk pollinator garden and trellis forests



California native grape

screencapture-boethingtreeland-plant-type-vines-bougainvillea-california-gold-html-2018-11-03-16_18_13(A(1) Experimental permitting; on every Tenderloin, block remove one car parking spot and extend the sidewalk out 4 feet in a half oval. Permit a larger tree here. In place a poop proof cement bern and cement seating around for children’s bus stop. I have seen transport vehicles triple parked in front of 145 Taylor Street picking up children.

(A)(2) The new tree ordinance removes property owners from responsibility but an experimental permit could add in DOL job training programs in trellis and pruning management in a building owner public works partnership. This means the pruning could keep a larger tree in good behavior.

(A)(3) Urban Ag means permits for trees that produce fruit and the larger tree or its dwarf variety would fit more into a sidewalk garden permit

(A)(4) Urban AG permaculturists recommend the Kiwifruit vine for sidewalk trellis


Anti Poop cement Bern

Turning these tough inner-city walls into wall gardens with Urban Ag Tree trellis would be an awesome challenge

Lake Nasser solar power and water conservation project

Ethiopia Egypt Lake Nasser floating photovoltaic Power for Peace Station

The Ethiopian Grand Renaissance dam is Africa’s main hotspot for international tensions, Egypt believes the filling of this reservoir would cut its supply of Nile river waters and to compound the problem Egypt’s Lake Nasser loses much of its mass through high desert photoevaporation

We propose Ethiopia and Egypt would own this together and that in the end water saved from photoevaporation would be shared.

I came up with a possible solution in 2018 and I was inspired by China floating solar power plants that also alleviate photoevaporation.

The red Circles are the floating solar power plants and surface area in Square kilometers.

power station

Radius 4.99 kilometers

Area   78.36 square Kilometers for the third power plant here

Now the task is to calculate the power that can be generated by the third plant with its 78 square kilometers of photovoltaic cells. The slightly smaller power plant to the North East is most likely 60 square Kilometers and the larger plant to the north maybe 100 square kilometers

Total for this phase about 230 square kilometers!

This is about 34,500 MW!

To stop the loss of water from Lake Nasser through evaporation we need much more solar panels then this. 500 Square miles of floating solar power panels would be about 10% of Lake Nasser we need perhaps 40% to make a savings of lost water from Lake Nasser.500 square miles of solar panels would produce 75,000 Mw.

power station-2


power station-3Powerplants 4,5 and 6 represent a further 108, 137 and 73 Square Kilometers of floating photovoltaics cells on Lake Nasser

The Water levels of Lake Victoria is dropping from drought and here to Power loss at the Nalubaale power station could be supplanted or augmented by floating solar power. Lake Victoria also drains into the Nile River Basin

Nalubaale-1  20 Square Kilometers floating photovoltaic power plant


nalubaale power plant

The Grand Ethiopian Dam itself could hold this 75 square Kilometer floating solar power plant near its grand ethiopian rennaisance dam power sation75 Square miles of solar panels would produce 11.25 Gw of power

1 square Kilometer is 150 Mw and $150 Million to build out.75 x 150 Mw is our 11.25 Gw and 75 x $150 million = $11.25 Billion

If the panels housed aquaculture would this increase the surface area? We imagine roof like structures covering aquaculture facility


The second floating power station

grand ethiopian rennaisance dam power station-2


The rights to water saved from Photoevaporation from the solar panels would be an important value to paying for the project


Our goal is to save and sell 5 Cubic Kilometers of water from  Lake Nasser every year!

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