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|Aired on August 20th, 2006|
|Guest: Charles Miller|
|Charles Miller, CEO of Constellation Services Incorporated (CSI) returned to The Space Show with this program. Mr. Miller began the discussion with an explanation of the COTS program, what it is and what it is not. From there we discussed the two winners and what NASA is obligated to do with the product developed by both or either of the companies. For example, since COTS is not a services acquisition program but instead a demonstration program, there is nothing to sell to NASA as defined by this type of program. We discussed the market for ISS cargo delivery, the CSI model and partners, and other ways a program could have been developed to support private sector cargo transportation to the ISS. We also discussed suborbital tourism, academic payloads and launch demand, space solar power, and much more. In addition, we talked about space politics and the politics of space, how to get the attention of congress, group congressional visits versus individual visits, and more. You will not want to miss this program as it is timely, important and will be helpful to us as we continue to navigate the tough waters with shores on the public and private side of space development. Please send your comments and questions for Charles Miller to me at email@example.com and I will forward them to him.|
|About our guest...|
Mr. Miller is President of Space Policy Consulting, Inc., the President and CEO of Constellation Services International, Inc., a Member of the Board of Directors of the Space Frontier Foundation, and led the “Public-Private Partnerships” section of the NSSO's Space-Based Solar Power study.
Miller is currently under contract to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the area of Operationally Responsive Space access and is helping the AFRL be a smarter partner with the emerging space transportation industry. SPC supports a number of ongoing AFRL activities in the reusable launch vehicle area. Mr. Miller is also the founding President and CEO of Constellation Services International, Inc. (CSI), which is a NewSpace company that specializes in commercial on-orbit space operations — which is an ideal knowledge niche to advise on SBSP. CSI was founded in 1998, and is an entrepreneurial space services company that is focused on commercial opportunities in Earth orbit. CSI is developing, and patenting, a number of innovative solutions for orbital space markets, including LEO ExpressSM Space Cargo System for delivering cargo to space stations that uses over 99% existing technology, and the Lunar ExpressSM system that uses existing technology to enable a near-term human trip around the Moon. Miller has raised over $2 million in private investments for CSI to date. CSI has successfully completed 4 NASA contracts to date related to commercial ISS cargo services, and has an existing Space Act Agreement with NASA to cooperate on the development of CSI’s LEO Express system. Prior to CSI and Space Policy Consulting, Mr. Miller was the founding Chairman and President of ProSpace where he served from 1996 to 1999. Under Mr. Miller's leadership, ProSpace was instrumental in the passage of space-related legislative initiatives, including the Commercial Space Act of 1998, funding for NASA's X-33, Future-X and Space Solar Power programs, and the U.S. Air Force’s RLV Technology Development program. Mr. Miller studied engineering at the California Institute of Technology and has a BS in Business Administration (Finance) from the California State University of Chico.
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