Please be advised that this website has been archived and will no longer be updated. The 20 chapter technical paper and the business plan is only in its first draft and is therefore rendered obsolete. There have been many changes to the design and direction of the paper.

For a detailed treatment of our space concepts as High School S.T.E.M. projects, please visit: http://www.stemfortheclassroom.com

The Management

The New Mexico STAR Group

Re-NewSpace Mission Statement
To develop and implement a robust, comprehensive, and sustainable New Space commercialization program that utilizes reuse and commonality to achieve affordable and profitable spaceflight operations

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Re-NewSpace Equation
Remarkable = [Remove + Replace + Reentry + Rebate + Reject + Retire + Recall + Reuse + Repack + Refurbish + Realign + Replenish + Refresh + Recharge + Reload + Recite + Relaunch + Return + Redo + Recycle + Redux + Rely + Respect + Reflect + Relax + Rejoice] ^ [∞ + Beyond]

We're not just NewSpace; we're Re-NewSpace.

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NMSTARG Journey
When we started this project, we had in mind where we were going with our ideas; and like any endeavor, projects become a process, and that means constantly tinkering with the results. We have reached our goals some time ago and think it warrants saying, though without boasting, that we believe we have built a complete and innovative aerospace model from the ground up, at least on paper as it were, and our modality for missions amounts to basically having a better mouse trap (without killing the mouse!).

The REL "Skylon"
The Skylon spacecraft from Reaction Engines, Ltd., denotes that better mouse trap. Using this mode of transportation that may be radical in nature, but with a realistic chance of success, we can deliver more payload for less money, less hassle, less implementation (i.e., no need for launch gantries and the like). More importantly, we envision a 100% reusable resource built on a sustainable rocketry program in all its facets.

Hence, no waste.

We also believe that we have an innovative way to attract investors. They will not only be able to purchase a ticket to stay a week in space, but will also get their investment fully refunded once they have returned from space!

More over, our space tourism concept, which delineates one facet of our multifaceted aerospace program, has a potential for creating thousands of jobs. The delivery package for our passengers also costs far less than any industry currently considering space tourism as an option or its main product.

We deal with how we clean up our own mess (i. e., space debris), we discuss ways of recovering spent satellites, we talk about the problems associated with generating in-situ propellant, etc. etc. We've even created S.T.E.M. projects for high school students! We can truly claim to have designed an all-encompassing, complete, robust, and reusable space program.

What proof have we that such a program is cost effective? Well, they do say a picture is worth a thousand words, right? So how about two thousand words?
The Space Shuttle vs The Dream Shuttle

The image on the right is a cost comparison chart between the Space Shuttle and the shuttle that NASA had salivated over in 1970. It was actually a Space Shuttle-Space Tug combination (image below), where the Shuttle would, for example, lift a satellite attached to a Space Tug up to Low Earth Orbit in its Payload Bay. The Tug would then separate from the Shuttle and place the satellite into Geosynchronous Earth Orbit. The Tug would then return empty, where the Shuttle would recover it, and bring it back to Earth for refurbishing, refueling, and reuse.

What could have been...
What an excellent idea. So this became our business model.

True, we can continue limping along the way the space program has been since the start, thereby shelling out hundreds of millions of dollars to launch and recover vehicles which, of course, adds up to, ultimately, billions of dollars.

We believe that there is a smarter way to go about it. Namely, we can spend the money now, all at once (so to speak), and perfect an epic space program given all the touted features outlined above. Get it right and stay right, and always look for innovations that make space flight even more perfect in the future.

The alternative is limited space payload delivery, that is, missions flown per year, verses a year-round launch and recovery program that pays for itself in any number of ways, and embraces the once far-reaching ideals of the likes of Arthur C. Clarke's space wheel, lunar bases, and beyond.

Of course, this all begins by having a much easier way to get into outer space and back down on the ground. Once that problem has been solved, the rest of the problems can be solved relatively quickly and cheaply.

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NMSTARG Query
Neil Armstrong's famous step and giant leap for mankind was a great inspiration for a generation of potential future space travelers. For us, it was the end of a beginning. Others viewed the Apollo lunar landings as wasteful government spending on what was essentially nothing more than a publicity stunt. For them, instead, it was the beginning of the end. In the tug-of-war that typically defines national politics, the space program was decimated. Valuable science and engineering talent rotted on the vine. In many respects, it was a shameful period in US history.

Throughout this inglorious period of time, however, some visionaries tried to revive the ailing space program. These individualists seemed to settle on the same themes of earth orbit and lunar surface colonization, with the one unifying and recurring motif being the re-usability of space vehicles. But sometimes dreams fall in mid-flight; theirs certainly did. However, we, of the New Mexico STAR Group, have picked up the challenge. We can finish what these dreamers started!

What we discovered was a shocking truth: every one of these well-intentioned ideas for a space program consistently ignored one of the most important equations in all of rocketry: funding. Funding is what makes rockets fly; it is as important an equation as any Hohmann Transfer Orbit equation. To ignore this fundamental truth is to doom any space endeavor to never leaving the ground. No bucks, no Buck Rogers! It’s as true today as it was back then.

So what makes us different in this business? What is our solution to the funding equation? The answer can be summed up in one sobering sentence:

“We know how to make a 11-figure profit in space.”

Let us show you how. Everything in our proposal is substantiated and corroborated; it is all laid out step-by-step and in a logical manner. You do not have to be a rocket scientist anymore to get into the space business. And if you do happen to be a rocket scientist, then you will appreciate what we have done.

This is an exciting opportunity to do it right this time in space. It’s also a win-win scenario for everyone. We get to inspire the next generation of potential future space travelers, all while making history. Wouldn’t it be nice to (finally) make some money while we’re doing all that inspiring and history making?

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