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Trade Study Trees Analysis


I’m currently taking an MIT course in Architecture of Complex Systems. During the course, we consider trade studies at an individual alternatives basis as well as an overall system planning basis using Trade Trees. Take a look at this we-explained … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Conclusion


(Continued from Part 10) “I, I’ll try, but Kendall.” Katya said. Kendall could hear the fear in her voice. “Dmitry,” Kendall said. “Do the best you can from the Quad, son.” He and A4 had a terrifying view of the … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 10


(Continued from Part 9) “Then what difference does it make. We’re out of time.” Houston reported progress live. “Calculating tether launch vectors and timing for M-478 and M-480 to connect to M-479. “Vectors determined and locked in. Executing now.” Radio … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 8


(Continued from Part 7) “Houston to Captain Parker, Emergency. I repeat, Houston to Polaris Station, we have an emergency.” Kendall looked up at A4 who stopped the recording. “We copy, Flight. Give us the scoop.” “M-479 has been compromised. I … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 7


(Continued from Part 6) Kendall and A4 discontinued their inspections and looked up at the momentum stream. “Go ahead, Flight.” “It occurs at approximately 12 hour intervals over the equator. The last several events were initiated roughly along 120 degrees … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 6 with Illustration


(Continued from Part 5) (Figure – This is a collage of several vantage points in the story. In the background is the Earth at night with lights of North America showing. In the lower right is the Earth with two … Continue reading

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Polaris Station – Novelette Part 3


(Continued from Part 2) Another person stood and commanded attention by his full gray suit and well groomed hair. “I have a question,” he said in a respectful tone. “Yes, sir,” Kendall and Katya said in unison. “Katya, I understand … Continue reading

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