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Rotational breakup as the origin of small asteroids | Nature https://www.nature.com/articles/nature07078

Fake Your Way Through Minis and Mainframes (formerly, The Operating Systems Handbook) http://www.snee.com/bob/opsys.html

NEOWISE Reactivation Mission Year One: Preliminary Asteroid Diameters and Albedos

http://arxiv.org/abs/1509.02522


"vernier engine throttle settings were controlled using a proportional-plus-derivative
feedback loop closed around the measured vs. desired velocity magnitude as
a function of altitude, represented by the [~parabolic] descent contour"
Surveyor Spacecraft Automatic Landing System
Sam W. Thurman
AAS 04-062
http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.504.9417&rep=rep1&type=pdf


http://www.jhuapl.edu/techdigest/TD/td2703/vetter.pdf
Fifty Years of Orbit Determination: Development of Modern Astrodynamics Methods
Jerome R. Vetter


Airborne Systems developed ... (SpaceX) The Dragon EDLS consists of three 116 ft modern concept ringsail main
parachutes – and, two 19 ft VPCR parachutes which are mortar deployed.
http://www.airborne-sys.com/files/pdf/space_and_recovery_systems_brochure_-_de.pdf

Hypothesis https://hypothes.is/a/4pSbWRxBRZS9EU0rVaL79Q
"Forexample, in a 2–MW wind turbine, the weight of the rotorand the tower is typically about 250 tons [10]. As reportedbelow, a kite generator of the same rated power can beobtained using a 500–m2kite and cables 1000–m long, witha total weight of about 2 tons only."
Is this a reasonable claim?

"in a 2–MW wind turbine, the weight of the rotor and the tower is typically about 250 tons [...] a kite generator of the same rated power can be obtained using a 500–m2 kite and cables 1000–m long, witha total weight of about 2 tons only."

http://www.dariopiga.com/Papers/Conference/ICREGA2010Kite.pdf

Remarkable research and model (in Orbiter) of the Gemini rendezvous process

Gemini semi-optical rendezvous tutorial (v 0.3) http://www.orbithangar.com/searchid.php?ID=4127