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ISS/Skylab-II a LEO to GEO mission 2.0

January 12, 2015

con ops

build skylab-II every three years or less

(A) this is 3 to 4 Skylab-II’s built per decade

(A)(1) serial production lowers costs  for Skylab-II and also SLS

(B) GEO ISS/Skylab-II

(B)(1) requires merger of ISS/SLS budgets by 2028, this makes it policy that the payload is Skylab-II for 15 years or more or 4 to 5 vehicles

(B)(2) requires commercial cargo and crew to GEO!


(C)(1) supports ISRU with captured asteroid later in 2028( a delay in favor of Deimos boulder)

(C)(2) supports DBRM science and ARM science

(C)(3) supports teleoperated Lunar science


(D)commercial crew and cargo to GEO ISS/Skylab-II

(D)(1) requires that the chemical second stage from cargo and crew flights  be dual fueled with Xenon/Argon Ullage gas for ion powered disposal to heliocentric orbits

(2)provides for Cubesat missions

(3) salvaged ISS truss’s and modules and merges ISS budgets with the Skylab-II series budgets

(4)Skylab-II to DRO and Orion from LEO to LRO as well as Orion from GEO to LRO.

(5) commercial cargo to DRO, Orion crew to DRO

(E)Skylab-II to Deimos

(1) most likely ship number 4 late in the 2020’s

(2) supports Mars telerobotics

(3) supports prepositioning of cargo for human crews

(4) builds on the ISS experence





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