Strategic Development Plans

This is my “drawing board” where I’m going to “Brain Dump”

To Do list:

  • Develop a list of long- and short-term Action Items for Project Aurora
    • RECORD EVERYTHING, take pictures at meetings, video whenever feasible
    • Seek out help on ITAR regulations
    • Seek advice on intellectual property “waiver paragraph” for open-source work
    • Fundraise for Aurora Phase 1 ($200K)
    • Decide on criteria for phase 1 judges
    • recruit phase 1 judges
    • plan the aurora phase 1 culmination event.
    • find judges “present”/art
    • find peer reviewed trophy/prize/art
    • brainstorm for phase 2 activities
    • plan the phase 2 kick off activity
  • Develop a list of long- and short-term Action Items for Mach 30
    • Follow up with J’s contacts from the ISPCS
    • RECORD EVERYTHING, take pictures at meetings, video whenever feasible
    • Produce a very generic and all inclusive presentation for communications purposes
    • Start compiling a list of “stakeholders” (ie Rolodex)
    • Incorporate
    • Find an umbrella 501c3 organization
    • Open a bank account
    • Develop more pics and graphics for marketing/advertizing materials
    • Discuss the proposed path to the long term vision
    • Organize for influx of volunteers (recruiting plan)
    • Develop a fundraising plan (raffle off a $25 “vomit comet” ride)

Strategically Developed Long Term Path:

  • Aurora class RLV (4-6 years)-
    • phase 1 – concept design competition
      • small (crew)
      • orbital (km)
      • short duration (orbits)
      • reusable (x flt/y weeks)
    • phase 2 – refine designs
    • phase 3 – flight worthy prototype development
  • Medium sized RLV (6-12 years)
    • 3 crew
    • orbital
    • reusable
    • functional (payload, science, docking, etc)
  • Larrge sized RLV (6-20 years)
    • Crew+passengers
    • orbital
    • reusable
    • +capacity (payload, docking, transportation, etc)

Other parallel plans:

  • Competitions for larger concept designs
  • System Engineering design studies
  • Prototype manufacturing and Developement
  • Developmental and Operational Testing.
  • Facility construction/development
  • Ground station for orbital operations
  • Continue to form organizational relationships/Networking

 

Phase 1 culmination event:  Award Conference, Banquet, Ceremony

  • Held within 2 months of submission deadline
  • Day zero
    • Evening Social
  • (0 or 1) Sponsors Welcome message
  • (0 or 1) Judges Announce the 5-6 finalists
  • (0 or 1) Present Space contest video
  • Day 1
    • Review the Process of the weekend
    •   <break> go right into finalist presentations
    • Finalist show and tell (20 min) <break and set up time>
    • Finalist show and tell (20 min) <break and set up time>
    • Finalist show and tell (20 min) <break and set up time>
    • Finalist show and tell (20 min) <break and set up time>
    • Finalist show and tell (20 min) <break and set up time>
    • Finalist show and tell (20 min) <break and set up time>
    • Keynote speaker (option 2)
    • Wrap up of day 1
    • Video, promo video, demo
    • Dismiss for dinner
  • Day 2 – facilitated discussion, for peer review
  • Plenary session – review today’s events
  • Break out sessions (need a facilitator, team members are the “panel”, Q&A to dive into system concept, explain analysis and design trade offs, limited to 30 minutes?
    • Session 1 <reset break>
    • Session 2 <reset break>
    • Session 3 <reset break>
    • Session 4 <reset break>
    • Session 5 <reset break>
    • Session 6 <reset break>
  • Keynote speaker (option 1)
  • Tally Votes
  • “Year in review” video
  • Formal Award ceremony
    • cash prizes awarded, peer reviewed prize awarded
    • -or-
  • Award dinner/banquet (with keynote speaker as option 3)
    • cash prizes awarded, peer reviewed prize awarded
  • Dismiss until… [phase 2? next year?] dont leave it open ended?
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