Timothy Bendel

Timothy Bendel is the president of Frontier Astronautics. He received an M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder in 1997 and started his career with Lockheed Martin Astronautics in Denver. He worked there as a Rocket Propulsion Engineer for over seven years on two launch vehicles and several spacecraft, three of which are destined for Mars (Phoenix Lander, Odyssey and Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter). As a Senior Propulsion Engineer on the Titan launch vehicle, Tim became the Principal Engineer of the Titan II Attitude Control System and received four company awards for his performance in this position.

Broadcast 518 (Special Edition)

Tim Bendel, President of Frontier Astronautics, was the guest for this Space Show program. We began the interview talking with Tim about the rocket engine and guidance system his company is making. Tim took us through the engine development from the most basic level to an advanced level. The same with the guidance system. We also spoke about the rocket equation, how to build low cost space access vehicles within the parameters dictated by the rocket equation and this provided us with a good low cost space access reality check and discussion.

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