Woodson Research Center, Rice University

Guide to the Space Services, Inc. records, 1970s-1990s MS 584



creator Space Services Inc.
Title: Space Services, Inc. records
Dates: ca. 1970s-1990s
Abstract This collection encompasses business records relating to Space Services’ administration and organization, the Contestoga and Starfire programs, launch sites, investors, customers, markets, relations with NASA, presentations and other materials from meetings, conferences, and seminars, and various assorted business files and records. It primarily consists of paper records, but also includes photographs, audio cassettes, VHS, Beta, and newspaper clippings.
Identification: MS 584
Quantity: 28.0 linear ft. (29 boxes)
Language:
Repository: Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas

Historical Note

Space Services Incorporated of America (SSIA) was founded by David Hannah in 1980. A pioneer in private space exploration, SSIA overcame myriad licensing and legal obstacles to advance their program, eventually obtaining agreements with 18 separate federal agencies. SSIA’s first project, the Percheron rocket, was tested in 1981 but failed to launch. SSIA then hired former NASA Astronaut Donald K. “Deke” Slayton as its new president, and in 1982 successfully launched the first privately funded rocket, the Conestoga I, into space in 1982. SSIA continued to develop its Conestoga program, as well as the Starfire series of launch vehicles. In 2004, SSIA joined with Celestis, Inc., a company founded by former SSIA employees, and formed Space Services Incorporated. The company no longer maintains its own rocket program, and instead purchases cargo space on third party launches.


Scope and Contents

This collection is composed of business records relating to Space Services’ administration and programs from 1980 to 1990 divided into 17 series. Administrative records encompass business plans, strategies, contracts, financial documents, employment records, investments, and marketing, insurance, and legal documents. Related series include records on investors, customers, research on potential services, meetings, and correspondence. Records on Space Services’ Conestoga and Starfire programs concern the design, development, and testing of various rockets. The collection also includes records on the company’s selection of a launch site, extensive files on NASA, numerous presentations and papers, and materials relating to various seminars and conferences.

Along with a significant number of photographs, there is an important audiovisual component in this collection, with reel to reel and beta film of the 1982 Conestoga launch, recordings of various TV and radio appearances of Space Services representatives, including founder David Hannah, and numerous VHS tapes of documentation and media appearances.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access note

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use note

Permission to publish material from the Space Services, Inc. records must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library.


Index Terms

Subjects (Organizations)
United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
Subjects
Exploration of outer space
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)--Costs
Launch vehicles (Astronautics)--Economic aspects
Space flight
Space industrialization
Genres
audiotapes
clippings (information artifacts)
financial records
letters (correspondence)
reports
videotapes

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Space Services, Inc. records, MS 584, Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University


Detailed Description of the Collection

Series I: Adminstrative/organizational

Box Folder
1 1 Accessing Space catalog of process, equipment and resources for commercial users, 1988
2 Activites, 1987
3 Aerospace specification tables, 1982
4 Arianespace as model for SSI
5 Assumptions, government services, 1983
6 Audits
7 Bidding qualifications for designing small spacecraft, 1989
8 Breakeven analysis, 6-7-1987
9 Business briefing, 12-15-1988
10 [proposed] Business combination, 1989
11 Business description, 7-15-1987
12 Business overview, n.d.
13 Business plan, 1982
14 Business plan, 7-1984
15 Business plan, ca. 1985
16 Business plan, 12-1985
17 Business plan, 3-1986
18 Business plan, 7-1986
19 [strategic] Business plan, 9-1986
20 Business plan, 1988
21 [strategic] Business plan, 1990
22 Business plan-governmental issues, n.d.
23 [strategic] Business planning summary report, 9-23-1988
24 Business proposal for new space company, n.d.
25 Business planning briefing, 11-8-1988
26 Capabilities presentation, 11-18-1988
27 Capability statement, 1988
28 Certificates of commendation
29 Citicorp Industrial Credit, Inc., 9-3-1987
30 Commercial space development overview, n.d.
31 Competition update, 6-15-1987
32 Contracts
33 Contract services
34 Corporate operations
35 Corporate planning, 1980s
36 Decuman Securities, Inc.
37 [US] Dept. of State
38 Desing reference missions, 7-31-1987
39 Documentation efforts for rocket sub-systems status report, 2-1-1988
40 Earth & Ocean Observing Missions (EOOM) survey, 1985
41 Employee information
42 Employment & non-competition agreement -first amendment, 1-11-1988
43 Executive summary, 7-1987
44 Existing launch vehicles forecast of utilization, 1984-87
45 Expected launches probability analysis, 1988-95, 11-23-1987
46 Experimental radio station license, 1982
47 Federal Aviation Administration evaluation and approval, 1983
48 Federal government regulatory interface, 1981
49 Financial highlights, 8-1987
50 Financial reports, 1980-81, 82
51 Financial statements, 1980-81
52 Financial status reports
53 Financing proposal, 12-17-1984
54 Financing proposal, 1987
55 Financing proposal, 9-14-1987
Box Folder
2 1 Financing proposal, 11-18-1987
2 Financing proposal, 12-2-1987
3 Financing proposal, 8-1988
4 Functional unit plan, government and public relations, 1982
5 Funding requests
6 Funding requirement, 12-1987
7 Hannah, David
8 Highlights and accomplishments, 6-1987
9 [SSI] History
10 How-to-respond guide
11 Insurance
12 Insurance: Coroon & Black Insurance, Inc.
13 Insurance: Launch
14 Insurance: Office
15 Interests, foreign
16 Investment overview
17 Investments
18 Investments-Australia
19 Investors briefing
20 Launch program projections, 1983
21 Lease of facilities at Metropolitan Washington airports agreement DOT/FAA, 1-1-1985
22 Lease, office -Plaza of the Americas, 5-28-1982
23 Legal jurisdiction over private rocket launch, 1981
24 Legal services
25 Legislation
26-27 Marketing
28 Marketing: Garland, Harrington & Glick, Inc.
29 Marketing: Major customer relationships, 11-18-1987
30 Marketing: Proprietary marketing update, 4-28-1987
31 [current] Market outlook, 1989-94
32 Meetings
33 Meetings: Staff/officers, 1980s
34 Mercury 7 Foundation donation
35 Motor availability, 1982
36 National Air & Space Museum, 1982
37 Notes
38 Office procedures
39 Orbit Launch Vehicle comparison report
40 Organizational structure
41 Peat Marwick, CPA
42 Percheron joint venture
43 Phoenix joint venture
44 Potential industry partners, ca. 1988
Box Folder
3 1 [US] Presidential statements on space-related issues, 1972, 1980s
2 [US] President's Space Commercialization Initiative, 1984
3 Press releases
4 [SSLV] Pricing and contract strategy sensitivity analysis, 9-22-1988
5 Project status summary, 1987
6 Process for obtaining US government authorization for private rocket launches, 11-1982
7-10 Prospectus
11 Public relations
12 Queries re: publishing
13 Resumes-staff
14 Review of operations
15 Risk analysis
16 J. Rose joint venture
17 Rotary national award for space achievement
18 Sales representation agreement, 1984
19 Satellite ground stations, 1983
20 Security
21 Slayton, Deke
22-23 Status reports, 1988
25 Share offering, 6-16-1983
25 Stock options-employee
26 Stockholders meetings/reports
27 Stock offering, 1982
28 Stock offering, 3-23-1983
29 Stock offering, 1985
30 Strategic planning and analysis
31 Surveys
32 System specification study, 1988
33 Tax reports
34 Termination of employment, 1990
35 Texas Employment Commission reports, 1981-82
36 Timeline, 1982-85
37 Universal Documentation System handbook, 1984
38-39 Updates
40 Washington satellite users comparison, 1983



Series II: Conestoga

Box Folder
3 41 Action items
42 Action item list, 6-25-1982
43 Avionics status, 1988
Box Folder
4 1 Business plan to develop and operate Conestoga launch vehicle, 6-1984
2 Business plan to develop and operate Conestoga launch vehicle, 4-1985
3 Business plan to develop and operate Conestoga launch vehicle, 7-1986
4 Conestoga Engineering, Inc. (CEI)
5 Configuration summary design review, 3-22-1988
6 Correspondence: Davis, H.P.
7 Correspondence: Hannah, David
8 Correspondence: Legal
9 Cost summary, 1981-82
10 Costs: Recurring /non-recurring, 7-1987
11 Countdown summary, 1982
12 DARPA subcontractors proposal guidelines, 8-3-1987
13 Data packet, 1983
14 [early] Design contract, 1982
15 Design, detailed development, 6-30-1987
16 Design, development and manufacture, detailed, 8-1987
17 Design review, n.d.
18 Design review, 1988
19 Deutsch Forschungs und Versuchsanstalt fur Luft- und Raumfahrt (DFVLR)
20 Development and operation user manual, 7-1984
21 Drawings
Eagle Engineering, Inc.
Box Folder
4 22-23 General
24 Air launch for space operations, 1/2-1982
25 Invoices
26 Mission requirements plan, 1-25-1982
27 Proposed contract, 1987
28 Responsibility for Matagorda test flight,1-19-1982
29 Status report
30 E.F. Hutton
31 Engineering summary plan/business plan, 7-26-1989
32 Expendable launch vehicles and launch services
33 Financial, 1981
34 Financial ledger, 1981-82
35 Flight timeline, 1982
36 Foreign requests for Conestoga vehicles
37 Fundraising prospectus, 8-5-1987
38 General review and countdown procedures, 1982
39 Grant of Exemption, 1982
40 Ground support equipment general design requirements, 3-1988
41 Information packet, 9-1982
42 Information packet, 1983
43 Information packet, 1988
Launch
Box Folder
4 44 Diary
45 General
46 Insurance
Box Folder
5 1 Invitation list
2 License request, 6-10-1992
3 Logistics
4 Media coverage
5 Permission
6 Plan and specifications
7 System summary, 7-7-1988
8 Vehicles, 8-5-1987
9 Vehicle proposal
10 Vehicle recommendations, 1-11-1982
11 Site design, development and manufacture, vehicle integration and launch operations, 8-1987
12 Legal
13 Limited partners, 1982
14 Limited partnership budget, 1982
15 Market opportunities, 1987
16 Market potential, estimated gross, 1988-92
17 Medium launch vehicle proposal, 7-25-1986
18 Meetings, status, 1982
19 Mission report
20 Operations plan, 1982
21 Options summary , 9-16-1987
22 Orbital launch services
23 Orbital performance study and evaluation report
24 Orbiters (small military satellites), 2-25-1983
25 Patent, 1990
26 Payload users guide, 8-1992
27 Phase 1 design study, vol. 1 technical, 3-31-1988
28 Phase 1 design study, vol. 2 costs,3-31-1988
29 Physical appearance of Conestoga I, 8-4-1982
30 Post flight reports, 1983
31 Press releases
32 Printing
33 Program objectives
34-35 Project requirements, 1988
36 Project review
37 Project status, 2-19-1989
38 Public Affairs plan
39 Radar data
40 Remote communications and data collections, 3-1987
41 Research project with Oberlin College, 1982
42 Rocket launch authorization, 4-16-1982
43 Scout/Conestoga comparison, 9-1987
44 Small launch vehicles and satellites US opportunity, 4-4-1987
45 Satellite launch vehicle trade studies status report, 3-19-1982
46 Senate Commerce Committee hearings ,3-6-1987
47 Series presentation, 2-1990
48 Specification, 2-14-1983
49 State of Texas recognition, 9-4-2012
50 Status summary, 8-12-1987
51 Strategic plan, 9-1986
Box Folder
6 1 Subcontracted services to support launch, 1982
2 Suborbital launch vehicle range safety report, 6-21-1982
3 Suborbital test launch information kit, 9-1982
4 Summary report #82-52, 9-30-1982
5 Summary report, 1-18-1983
6 Support role expansion, 11-24-1986
7 Systems engineering and program support, 4-30-1987
8 Systems integration statement of work, 1-1988
9 Systems requirement review, 2-22-1982
10 System/subsystem potential supplieres, 1-27-1988
11 System summary, 9-1-1983
12 Technical briefing, 1989
13 Technical presentations
14 Technical presentation, 10-28-1987
15 [final] Technical report, 7-25-1988
16 Technology overview, 8-1987
17 Texas Conestoga, Inc., 9-31-1986
18 Texas Offshore Range Safety support, 1982
19 Turn-key approach to launching small satellites, 6-24-1983
20 Vehicle information booklet
21 Vehicle technical program, 2-22-1982
22 USAF/DOT/NASA meetings, 1986
Users manuals
Box Folder
6 23 10-29-1988 [information guide]
24 3-1985
25 8-1987
26 10-2-1987
27 1989
28 VIP/guest policy, 1982
Wallops Island
Box Folder
6 29 Environment research
30 Facility and support equipment plan, 10-20-1981
31 Facility usage, 1985
32 Flight facility approvals, 1980s
33 Flight facility host/tenant frequency utilization management manual, 5-1984
34 Lease, use and services agreement, 10-13-1982
35 Flight facility maps, ca. 1987
36 Flight facility range safety handbook
37 "Wallops: A Guide to the Facility"
38 Facilities and equipment within 1 mile radius of pad
39 Memoranda of agreement between SSI and NASA re: use of Wallops Island Flight Facility, 1986
40 "Inside Wallops"
41 Polar launches from Wallops Island Flight Center, 1988
42 Ex-NASA potential SSI employees
43 Visitor center brochure
44 Model support agreement between SSI and NASA, 1987
45 Payload and vehicle description documents, 1987
46 Meetings
47 Facility service charge estimates, 9-24-1987
48 Trip to, 8-18-1987
49 Geo-Wallops first flight, 6/7-1987



Series III: Starfire I

Box Folder
7 1 General
2 Briefing
3 EER Systems
4 Flight requirements plan, 2-9-1989
5 Independent support agreement, 1-23-1989
6 Information kit, 3-1989
7 Launch, 3-29-1989
8 Launch invitation, 3-29-1989
9 Launch permit, 12-6-1988
10 Mechanical interface control document, 2-9-1989
11 NOMTS support of commercial launch vehicle operations, 10-18-1988
12 Payload configuration document, 1-9-1989
13 Permit application, 1988
14 Program summary, 1988
15 Safety, reliability and quality assurance, 10-4-1988
16 Support services: US Navy, 1988
17 Teleconferences
18 University of Alabama, Huntsville, agreement, 10-18-1988
19 Users manual, 7-1989



Series IV: Launch sites

Box Folder
7 20 General information
21 Australia
22 Cat Island, MS
23 Cat Island, MS: plan, 1984
24 Equatorial
Hawaii
Box Folder
7 25 Community relations
26 Correspondence: general
27 Correspondence: Dornbush, Bill
28 Correspondence: Keppeler, John P. II
29 County/state business regulations, 1980
30 Cowell & Co. Real Estate consultants
31 Economic research reports, 1981
32 Eagle Engineering requirements
33 Environmental impact statement
34 Evaluation of the impact for space-related activities
35 Home lands, n.d.
36 Kamaoa-Puueo management plan, 7-30-1983
37 Ka'u district topographical maps
38 Meetings
39 Newsclips
40 Resolution, 8-4-1982
41 Sea Engineering, Inc.
42 South Point, 7-1987
43 Survey for balloon launch sites, 1967
44 Matagorda Island



Series V: Investors

Box Folder
7 45 American Liberty Oil Co.
46 Criterion Group, Inc.
47 Development Ventures, Inc.
48 Development Ventures, Inc./Eric Hotung
49-50 Elders Resources North America, Inc.
51 Florida Progress
52 Greater Washington Investors, Inc.
53-54 Houston Industries, Inc.
Box Folder
8 1 Houston Industries, Inc. Securities & Exchange Commission reports
2 Individual investors
3 Morgan Stanley, Inc.
4 Paulson Investment Co., Inc. 1988
5 Quadrant Management, Inc.
6 Research Industries
7 Tarachiho Koheki Co., Ltd.



Series VI: Customers

Box Folder
8 8 Potential commercial customers list, 6-1986
9 Aeritalia, 7-1987
10-12 [US] Air Force
13 Argentine payload, 1985
14 Astro Innovations, Inc., 1988
15 Battelle Laboratories, 1983-84
16 Briteside Communications, 1990
18 CODIPA, 1987
19 Computer Sciences Corp., 1987-88
20 Consortium for Materials Development in Space, 1988
21 Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), 1986-87
22 Development Ventures, Inc., 1985
23 Dulasat, n.d.
24 Garner, Dan, 1986
25 General Dynamics Services Co., 1987-90
26 Geospectra Corp., 1984-87
27 Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites, 1983
28-30 Globesat Express, 1985-87
31 GTE Spacenet, 1988
32 Hie-Tech Energy Pte., Ltd., 1987-88
33 Hughes Communications Mobile Satellite Services, Inc., 1987
34 Instrumentation Technology Associates, ca. 1982
35 Interferometrics, Inc. ca. 1988
36 International Small Satellite Organization, 1988
37 Intraspace, 1986-87
38 Israeli Military Industries, 1987
39 Itek Optical Systems, n.d.
40 ITT Federal Electric Corp., 1987
Box Folder
9 1 Low Earth Orbit (LEO) Data Store and Forward Satellite Service, 1980-83
2 Marquardt Co., 1987-88
3 Maxim Technologies, Inc., n.d.
4 McCaw Cellular Communications, Inc., n.d.
5-6 Morton Thiokol, Inc.
7 Multiple Satellite System Program, 1986-87
8-13 NIS Space Limited
14 Space Vacuum Epitaxy Center, 1986-87
15 SPARC, Inc., 1986-87
16 Starbound, 1984-86
17-19 Starfind Group, Inc.
20 StarTek International Corp., 1988
21 Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, 1985/89
Box Folder
10 1 Terra-Mar, 1986
2-3 TOPAS Program, 1987
4 Universities Space Research Association
5 University of Alabama, Huntsville, 1989
6 University Pioneers Program, sounding rockets payload, 1986
7 Vetco Gray, Inc., 1987
8 Vita-Pacsat Development



Series VII: Potential Services

Box Folder
10 9 Air couriers
10 Aviation Week & Space Technology, 1987
11 Cassidy & Associates, 1988
12 Competitive Enterprise Institute, 1984
13 Computer Services Corp., 1988
14 Congressional and government relations, 1982
15 Engineering and Economics Research, Inc.,1988
16 Film/video production
17 Public relations
18 Space Business Information Center



Series VIII: Correspondence

Box Folder
10 19 Chafer, Charles
20 Gartner, Gary
21 Hannah, David
22 Keyworth, George F.
23 Scott, Dick
24 Sherer, Lee R.
25 Slayton, Deke
26 [US] Presidential
27 [US] Vice Presidential
28 [US] Congressional
29 Political
30 A-F
31 G-P
32 Q-S
33 T-Z
34 Press



Series IX: Photographs, slides

Box Folder
10 35 Launch site
36 Media coverage
37 Flight readiness review
38 Mission Control
39 Pre-flight
40 On-water viewing
41 Launch
42 Post-flight
Box Folder
11 1 Conestoga
2 Conestoga II
3 Conestoga 300
4 Conestoga payload sensor bus
5 Advanced Earth Resources Observational System (AEROS)
6 Starfire I
7 STS128 Mission
8 Tranexpo exhibit
9 Global conference on the future
10 Hannah, David
11 Wallops Flight Facility
12 Logo
12 Slides
14 Unidentified



Series X: NASA

Box Folder
11 15 Advisory Council
16 Advisory Council Task Force for Combined Use of Space,1985
17 Agreements
18 Atlas/Centaur launch services
19 Benefits of US space programs, 1985-88
Budget
Box Folder
11 20 [analysis of ] Budget request for space program funding, 1982
21 "Perspectives on FY87 budget"
22 FY88 budget hearings
23 1988 budget & furture of NASA program
24 FY89 info
25 FY89 operating plan
26 Procurement
27 Candidate sites for shuttle launch/landing , 5-3-1972
28 Centers for the commercial development of space corporate affiliates
29 CCDS small payload report, 6-23-1988
30 Commercial operation of the Delta program, 1983
31 Commercial use of space policy, 1984, 88-89
32 Commercial use of Space Task Team, 12-3-1987
33 Commercial use of Space Task Team, 9-7-1988
34 Correspondence
35 Dept. of Defense & NASA management instruction-Atlantic Missile Range, 1963
36 Developing US commercial space industries from within NASA, 1989
37 Expendable launch vehicles
38 Expendable launch vehicle schedule, 6-8-1982
39 Expendable launch vehicles technology plan, 1988
40 Expendable launch vehicles technology plan, 1989
41 Environmental impact statement - sounding rocket program
42 Goddard Space Flight Center & Naval Surface Weapons Center host/tenant agreement, 1983
43 Grant and cooperative agreement handbook, 10-1983
44 Highlights,1985
45 Insurance
46 Johnson Space Center history, 10-26-1989
Kennedy Space Center
Box Folder
11 47 Expendable vehicle operations
48 Management instruction-interagency reimbursementsat Air Force Eastern Test Range, 1970
49 Management instruction-performance of operation and support functions, 1979
50 Launch sites/contratural agreements, 1963
51 Lewis Research Center & Garrett Corp. property lease agreement
52 LifeSat, 1989-90
53 Life Sciences Free Flyer, 12-19-1986
54 Lunar energy enterprise, 7-1989
55 Mixed fleet initiative
Box Folder
12 1 Mixed fleet study, 1-16-1987
2 National Aeronautics & Space Council
3 Orbiting refueling system
4 Organizational structure
5 Payload processing, 10-1988
6 Petitions
7 Policy
8 Procedures for obtaining launch services
9 Proposals
10-11 Publications
12 Scout launch vehicle system, 1984-85
13 Services to support the commercial use of space, 1986
14 Space burial, 1985-86
15 Spacelab mission, 8-24-1976
16 Space-related hearings, 1985
17 Space Science subcommittee
18 Space Station Freedom program, 1988-89
19 Space transportation operations
20 Suborbital test
21 Survey (establish commercial space industry), 1982-84
22 Wallops Flight Facility



Series XI: Conference, symposia, institutes, seminars

Box Folder
12 23 Aerospace Technology Conference, 9/25-28/1989
24 AIA Space Transportation Conference, 10/18-20/1982
25 Air Command and Staff college class, 1987
26 Air War College Space Issues Symposium, 7/25-28/1988
27 Balanced National Growth & Economic Devleopment Conference, 2-1-1978
28 "Business Perspective on Space," 1984
29 Commercial Expendable Launch Vehicle Service Symposium, 8-17-1989
30 Commercial Space Risk and Insurance Symposium, 10-26-1988
31 Commercial Space Transportation Public Policy Issues Symposium, 11-13-1979
32 Commercial Use of Space Conference, 5-8-1990
33 Commercial Users of Government Ranges Symposium, 12/12-19/1986
34 Communications Satellite Conference, 3/1983
35 Delta Launch Vehicle Past, Present and Future Congress, 4-30-1981
36 Emerging Leaders Summit, 1988
37 Experimental Symposium: Anthropoligical Factors in Space Colonization, 11-18-1976
38 Future of US Space Transportation Industries, 6/20-1988
39 Global Conference on the Future, 7/20-24/1980
40 Houston Space Conference, 6-24-1986
41 Institute for Research & Development of Spacenology, 1-25-1986
42 International Astronautical Federation Congress, 9/21-27/1975
43 International Astronuatical Federation Congress, 10/10-16/1976
44 International Astronautical Federation Congress, 10/1-8/1988
45 International Geoscience & Remote Sensing Symposium, 8/3-9/2-1983
46 "Issues in Philosophy Related to Development of Space Technology" Workshop, 3-25-1982
47 Japanese Rocket Society Symposium, 12/15-19/1985
48 L-5 Society 1983 National Convention
49 Landsat D'Launch User Syposium, 1984
50 National Academy of Public Administration, 5-198
51 National Commission on Space Public Forums
52 National Defense University, 3-12-1987
53 National Space Institute
54 "Productivity and Learning in the Viusal Information Age," 11/28-30/1989
55 Propulsion Conference, 7/20-12/1989
56 Science Fiction Conference, 1983
57 Scientific Use of Orbiting Shuttle External Tanks Symposium, 8/3-4/1987
58 Small Satellites Conference, 10-1987
59 Society of Automotive Engineers Symposium, 9/25-29/1989
Box Folder
13 1 Space & Society Symposium, 4/14-16/1982
2 Space Commercialization survey
3 Space Development Conference, 4/254-28/1985
4 Space Development Conference, 1989
5 Space Development Symposium
6 Space Enterprise First National Videoconference, 6-7-1984
7 Space Foundation Program, 1989-90
8 Space Futures Conference, 3-12-1982
9 Space Futures Conference, 1985
10 Space Industry Conference, 1983
11 Space Manufacturing Conference, 5/18-21/1981
12 Space Manufacturing Facilities Conference, 5/7-9/1975
13 Space Manufacturing Facilities Conference, 5/9-12/1977
14 Space Policy Institute, 4-1990
15 Space Policy Institute Symposium, 1988
16 Space Research Group lectures
17 Space Station Workshop, 1987
18 Space Supporting the Soldier Symposium, 6/28-29/1989
19 Space Systems Productivity and Manufacturing Conference, 8/20-21/1985
20 Space Technology Conference & Exposition, 6/19-21/1984
21 SPHERE Space lecture series
22 Star Motor Space Symposium, 9/14-15/1983
23 Surface Transportation Users Conference on Navigation, 11/16-17/1982
24 Total Learning Research Institute, 11-11-1991
25 Unispace, 8/9-21/1982
26 World Electrotechnical Congress, 6/21-25/1977



Series XII: Papers and presentations

Box Folder
13 27 Barrett, Roger, et.al. , "A Historical Look at United States Launch Vehicles, 1967-present," 1988
28 Basler, Christian B., "Space Industrialization, the Challenge to Private Enterprise Capitalism," 1977
29 Bell, Trudy E., "From Little Acorns...American Space Interest Groups, 1980-82," 1982
30 Bennett, James & Phillip Salin, "Privatizing Space Transportation," 1987
31 "Bringing Geological Earth Sensing Methods and Image Display Technology to the Independent Oil Industry," 1984
32 Cambel, Ali B. & George A. Heffernan, "A Changing Demography (An Aging Society): Implications for Satellite Power System," 1979
33 Chafer, Charles, "The Corporate Role in Space Industrialization," 1977
34 Chafer, Charles, "Settlement in Outer Space," 1977
35 Chafer, Charles, "Financing Space Industrialization: The Corporate Role," 1978
36 Chafer, Charles, "Market Models for Space Industrialization II," 1978
37 Chafer, Charles, "Space Policy and the Public Interest: The Role of Conflict Management Techniques," 1979
38 Chafer, Charles, "Space Policy: The Context of Legislation," 1981
39 Chafer, Charles, "Our Future in Space," 1982
40 Chafer, Charles, "Space Commerce and Strategic Defense"
41 Chase, R.L., "Satellite Power Stations: Environmental and Health Impact," 1977
42 Cheston, T. Stephen, "Low Profile Approach to Social Science Study of Space Industrialization, Space Manufacturing Facilities, and Space Settlements"
43 "Commerical Opportunities in a Space-Based Information Economy," 1987
44 Curry, Thomas B., "Integrating the Pam-D Upperstate into the SDS"
45 Franke, B., "Texus: Sounding-Rocket Programme for Microgravity Research and Application," 1986
46 Gerlach, Luther P., "Poly-Futuring," 1973
47 Gerlach, Luther B., "Growth, Legitimacy, and the Shaping of the Future," 1976
48 Gerlach, Luther P., "Technological Innovation and Social Exploration in Economic Growth and Energy Development," 1977
49 Gerlach, Luther P., "Developer, Resistor, Mediator, and Manager Networks in Conflict over Energy Development: Disintegration or a New Kind of Integration?" 1976
50 Gevarter, William B., "An Emerging Image of Humans,the Associated Image of the Future and the Role of Space"
51 Glaser, Peter E., "The Case for Solar Energy," 1972
52 Glaser, Peter E., "The Use of the Space Shuttle to Support Large Space Power Generation Systems," 1972
53 Glaser, Peter E., "Solar Power from Satellites," 1977
54 Glaser, Peter E., "The Satellite Solar Power Station"
55 Gorman, J. et.al., "Aerospace Design Procedures Applied to Large Space Structures"
56 Gray, Vernon H., "Rotation Vivarium Concept for Earth-like Habitation in Space," 1971
57 Graybiel, Ashton, "Some Physiological Effects of Alternation Between Zero Gravity and One Gravity"
58 Greenblat, Edward J., "Space-Based Solar Power Conversion and Delivery Systems Study"
59 Haines, Richard F., "Color Design for Habitability," 1973
60 Haines, Richard F. & Michael A. Bond, "Science Fiction Becomes Fact," 1977
61 Hannah, Erice Cabot, "Meteroid and Cosmic Ray Protection in Space Habitats," 1975
62 Hart, Timothy Gale, "International Dimensions of Project Prometheus, a Preliminary Sketch, " 1976
63 Haythorn, William W. & Irwin Altman, "Together in Isolation," 1967
64 Henson, H.K. & C.M. Henson, "Closed Ecosystems of High Agrictultural Yield," 1975
65 Heppenheimer, T.A. & Mark Hopkins, "R&D Requirements for Intital Space Colonization," 1975
Box Folder
14 1 Heppenheimer, T.A., "Transport of Lunar Material to the Sites of the Colonies," 1975
2 Heppenheimer, T.A. & Mark Hopkins, "Initial Space Colonization" Concepts and R&D Aims," 1976
3 Heppenheimer, T.A. & Alexander von Humboldt, "Dynamical Feaures of Lunar Material Transport"
4 "International Cooperation and Competition in Civilian Space Activities"
5 Marshall, Harry R., Jr., "US Space Programs: Cooperation and Competition from Europe," 1984
6 Materna, Anthony C., "Small Low-Earth-Orbiting Payloads," 1983
7 McElroy, John H., "Preliminary Thoughts on the Utility of the Space Station to Operational Earth Observations," 1984
8 O'Neil, Jason C. & Arthur G. Esch, Jr. & Charles Chafer, "Educational Curriculum Delivery by Light-Weight Spacecraft"
9 Slayton, Donald K., "Commercial Remote Sensing in the US: A Crisis of Policy," 1987
10 Slayton, Donald K. & Peter J. Armitage, "Reliable, Low-Cost Launch Services"
11 Slayton, Donald K.
12 "The Space Frontier: The Transition from Exploration to Commerce"
13 Sweeting, M.N., "UOSAT-An Investigation into Cost-effective Spacecraft Engineering," 1982
14 Taranik, James, Bruton Schardt & Bobby Noblett, "The OSTA-1 Mission...," 1982
15 "Technology Transfer and Telemedicine," 1992
16 Thadeu, Alan J., "Expendable Launch Vehicles: The Commercialization of Launch Services," 1983
17 SSI
18 Unknown



Series XIII: Meetings

Box Folder
14 19 AIAA/Congress ELV, 1986
20 AIAA/DARPA meeting on lightweight satellite systems, 8/4-6/1987
21 Commercial Space Group, 1983
22 Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Cmte., 9/22-23/1986
23 DARPA, 10-22-1987
24 Legal and Regulatory Barriers to Commerical Space Development, 9-14-1983
25 National Commission on Space, 9/17-19/1985
26 National Security Council, 8-14-1981
27 Space Commercialization Task Force, 10-29-1985
28 Space Entrepreneurs and Technology working group, 10-9-1986
29 SSI
30 Telemedicine, 10-16-1992
31 Washington Space Business Roundtable



Series XIV: Audio/visual

Cassettes
Box
15 ABC-TV special on 9-9-1982; Houston Weekly TV 9-16-1982; 9-9-1982 at Conestoga I launch site
9-16-1982 Houston Weekly TV Conestoga I cont.
KTRH "Talk of Houston" -some SSI topical talk
KTRH "Talk" -SSI reports Conestoga I
David Hannah on KTRH with Ben Baldwin 10-19-1982 part one
David Hannah on KTRH with Ben Baldwin 10-19-1982 part two
Film
Box
15 Reel-to-reel Conestoga launch
Beta
Box
15 Space Services Rocket Explodes 8-6-1981
Conestoga launch #1, 9-9-1982
VHS
Box
15 CNN News 9-7-1983, 9 p.m., re: Space Services, Inc.
Flight of the Starfire (short version)
STS-33; Hubble telescope; Johnson Space Center; Space Exploration Clementine Imagery, 3-2-1994
Re: Space business: 8-7-1986 KTRK-TV 6 p.m. news; 8-14-1986 KPRC-TV 10 p.m. news; 8-15-1986 KHOU-TV 10 p.m. news
Clementine footage
Japanese space program, CBS evening news 2-19-1987
WHAG feature on MLC 8-1990
Conestoga I, the historical site
Software Valley symposium of Space Development for West Virginia business, n.d., 3 parts, 1-part 1, 2 copies of parts 2 & 3
Space Services, Inc. "Starfire I launch" (numerous reports) 3-29-1989; 8 copies
Truckers into Space
NM Space Hall; raw SSI display footage; BEAR missle prepared
Morton Thiokol, Inc. Elkton Division; Booster demonstration program
Conestoga I launch; Percheron
SSI documentation
Olympic coverage-Heritage
WSM arm tape w/audio
The Entrepreneurs: An American Adventure; show 3 Expanding America



Series XV: Oversize

Box Folder
16 1 Conestoga I drawings
2 Conestoga I launch invitation lists
3 Conestoga I legal
4 Conestoga I Mission Report
5 Conestoga I Texas Offshore Range Safety Support information, 6-11-1982
6 Percheron Limited



Series XVI: Alpha

Box Folder
17 1 Aerospace Corp.
2 Aerospace Industries Associaton of America, Inc.
3 [subcmte. on] Aerospace Technology & National Needs, 1976
4 Aerospatiale
5 [US] Air Force
6 Air launch for space operations
7 American Astronautical Society
8 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
9 American Rocket Co.
10 Ames Life Sciences/GE re-entry vehicle
11 Analex Corp.
12 Applied Research Corp.
13 Arab Center for Commerce and Real Estate
14 Arab Satellite Communications System
15 Argentina SAC-1
16 ARIES sounding rocket
17 [US] Army
18 Asian Space Agency Consultative Committee, Inc.
19 Astrotech International Corp.
20 Avionics and Grumman Avionics
22 Brown & Root
23 Business-Higher Education Forum
21 Boeing Commercial Space Development Co.
24 Campaign for Space Political Action Cmte.
25 Celestis Group, Inc.
26 Center for Innovative Technology
27-28 Center for Space & Advanced Technology
29 Center for Space Communications
30 Center for Space Policy, Inc.
31 Centers for the Commercial Development of Space
32 Centers for the Commercial Development of Space-grant, 1987
33 China Center for Technology Development
34 Citizens for Space Demilitarization
35 Civilian Space Policy and Applications, 6-1982
36 Civil Space Remote-Sensing System and Associated Products/Services preliminary proposal, 1-10-1984
Box Folder
18 1 Civil Space Remote-Sensing System and Associated Products/Services preliminary proposal, 1-10-1984
2 Civil Space Technology initiative, 9-1986
3 Columbia Communications Corp.
4 Comet Nucleus Penetrator Project, 7-22-1987
5 Commercial development of space/policy and planning support for commercial programs-contract, 1986
6 Commercial Land Remote-Sensing Satellite System-current LANDSAT system technical proposal, 3-19-1984
7 Commercial Land Remote-Sensing Satellite System commercialization plan, 3-19-1984
8 Commercial Land Remote-Sensing Satellite System cost proposal, 3-19-1984
9 Commercial launch industry
10 Commercial Satellite Remote-Sensing Program
11 Commercial Space Group
12 Commercial Space Launch Act, 1987
13 Commercial Space Launch insurance
14 Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Cmte.
15-16 [US Dept. of Transportation] Commercial Space Transportation, Office of
17 Commercial Space Transportation Policy Initiative, 3-23-1987
18 Commercial use of space
19 Commercialization of Remote-Sensing Systems-proposal draft, 1983
20 Committee for the Future, Inc.
21 [US House of Representatives] Committee on Science & Technology
Box Folder
19 1 Communications satellites
2 Comprehensive Commercial Space Program prospectus, 9-3-1982
3 COMSAT
4 Consortium for Materials Development in Space, 1989
5 CONTEL Corp.
6 Continental Satellite Corp.
7 Davis, Hubert P.
8 Defense Systems, Inc.
9-10 Data Satellite Launch Vehicles
11-12 [US] Dept. of Commerce
13 [US] Dept. of Defense
14 [US] Dept. of State
15 [US] Dept. of Transportation
16 Doland Multiple Coding System
17 Earthport
18 Earth Satellite Corp.
19 Eastern Test Range telemetry: baseline configuration, 10-1981
20 ECON, Inc.
21 Educational Management Group
22 EER Systems
23 Environmental Research Institute of Michigan
24 E'Prime Aerospace Corp.
25 Establishment of commercial US civil operational land-observing satellite program-Space America, 1984
26 Expendable launch vehicle commercialization agreement comments, Vandenburg Air Force Base, 1-16-1987
27 Expendable launch vehicle pads leasing
28 Experimental launch vehicles
29 External Tanks Corp.
30 Fairchild Space Co.
31 Foreign Space Research Organization
32 Futurian Alliance
33 General Accounting Office
34 General Dynamics Commerical Launch Services
Box Folder
20 1 General Electric Space Division
2 General Reconnaisance Satellite System design and deployment
3 General Technology Systems Limited
4 Geodynamics Corp.
5 Geostar Corp.
6 GBI/ASAT Booster Technology
7 Harris Government Systems
8 Hercules Aerospace Co.
9 Honeywell coordination meeting re: GN&C hardware and software, 2-10-1988
10 Institute for the Social Science Study of Space (ISSS)
11 Instrumentation Technology Association, Inc.
12 INTELSAT, 1980s
13 Interim launch vehicle study for DARPA, 2-9-1988
14 International Space Business Review
15 InterSpace
16 INTOSPACE, 1988
17 Intraspace, Inc., 1980s
18 C. Itoh & Co., Inc. Electronic Division, 1987
19 James Burr Technology Center, 1990
20 Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, 1987, 89
21 Keyworth Co., 1986, 88
22 L-5 Society, 1970s
23 Land Mobile Satellite System
24 Land Remote Sensing Program
25-26 Land Remote Sensing Satellite System
27 Land Remote Sensing Satellite authorization act, 9-20-1983
28 LANDSAT System orientation program, 9-2-1983
29 LANDSAT v. ii-Technical Proposal for Follow-On System, 1984
30 LANDSAT v. iii-Technical Proposal for Current Landsat System, 1984
31-32 LANDSAT v. iv-Commercialization plan, 1984
Box Folder
21 1 LANDSAT v. iv-Commercialization plan review copy, 1984
2 LANDSAT v. iv & v (partial), semi-final, 1984
3 LANDSAT v. iii Commercialization
4 LANDSAT v. viii-final submission, 1984
5 LANDSAT general
6 LANDSAT commercialization issues, 1982
7 LANDSAT Advisory Cmte., 1980s
8 Launch Options for the Future, 7-1988
9 Launch vehicle commercialization agreement-USAF Vandenburg Air Force Base, 2-1988
10 Launch vehicle comparison, 6-9-1986
11 LIGHTSAT
12 Lockheed Missles & Space Co., Inc., 1984-88
13 Low Earth Orbiting Satellites (LEO)
14 Lunar Solar Power System, 2003
15 Mailstar (Sweden)
16 Management & Budget, Office of
17 Maps and charts
18 [US geological survey] Maps
19 Martin Marietta, 1987
20 McDonnell Douglas Corp., 1988
21 METEOR 1 mission, n.d.
22 Mini-satellite system and launch facilities
23 Mobile Automated Field Instrumentation System (MAFIS)
24 Mobile Satellite Service Consortium, 1987
25 Multi-Discipline Energy System, 1983
26 [analysis of] DARPA draft to NOAA re: Commercialization of LANDSAT program, 1983
27 National Action Cmte. for Space, 1980s
28 National Air & Space Museum
29 National Chamber Foundation
30 National Commission on Space, 1985
31 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1980s
Box Folder
22 1 National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration satellite program briefing, 8-1983
2 National Space Club, 1982-83
3 National Space Institute, 1978,80s
4 National Space Park proposal, 8-1987
5 National Space Policy
6 National Space Policy and commercial space initiative
7 National Space Science Data Center, 9-1982
8 National Space Society, 1988-89
9 Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc., 1978
10 Naval Center for Space Technology, 1988
11 [US] Navy
12 News satellites
13 NEWSSAT, 1986
14 Nova Technological Center, 1980s
15 OMNINET
16 Optical sensor configuration, 6-24-1987
17 Orbital Sciences Corp.
18 Orbital Sciences Corp. stock offering, 2-1990
19 Orbital Technologies Corp.
20 Orion Satellite Corp., 3-28-1983
21 Outside users payload model report to NASA, 10-1986
22 PANAV, 1980s
23 Payloads
24 Payloads recommended for ELVs, 8-27-1986
25 Pegasus, 1988-90
26 Pennzoil, 1987-88
27 Percheron, 1981
28 Perot, Ross, 1987, 90
29 Pershing rocket boosters, 1980s
30 Polaris rocket motor, 1966, 1980s
31 Private rocket launch approval, 1982-83
32 Prospace, 1986-87
33 Public Affairs Council
34 Quasha, Alan, 11-29-1988
35 Rainbow Satellite, Inc., n.d.
36 Research Industries, 1988
37 Reusable reentry satellite concept, 8-20-1987
38 Rocket development, 1980s
39-40 Rocket development-Atlas Centaur
Box Folder
23 1 Rome Air Development Center, 2-9-1987
2 Sasakawa International Center for Space Architecture, 7-1987
3 Satellite Services, Inc., 1982
4 Satellite Technology Management, Inc., 1982-83
5 SCI Technology, Inc., 1989-90
6 SCOUT, 1981
7 SCOUT Systems Management
8 Sedgwick Aviation & Space Risks Insurance
9 Shuttle/Centaur
10 Shuttle launch costs, 1983
11 SLB Co., Inc., n.d.
12 Small expendable launch vehicle services, 1990
13 Small launch vehicle program status report, 3-22-1988
14 Small payload ELV system study-grant, 8-1987
15 Small payload market, 1988-89
16 Small satellite systems, n.d.
17 Small space delivery system status report, 3-31-1988
18 Solar power satellites
Space America, Inc.
Box Folder
23-24 19-26/1-2 General
Box Folder
24 3 Advanced Earth Resources Observation Systems (AEROS)
4-5 American Science & Technology Corp.
6-8 Ball Aerospace Systems Division
9 Limited partnership, 10-1987
10 Space Architecture of Delaware equipment, 9-28-1987
11 Space Business Roundtable
12 Space Commerce Corp., 1989
13 Space commercialization, 6-26-1987
14 Space commercialization hearings, 1985
15 Space Competitiveness Initiative, 1987
16 Spacecraft applications of advanced global positioning system technology-contract, 1986
17 Space Data Corp., 1984-85
18 Space exploration and technology television program market analysis, 1982
19 The Space Foundation, 1981
20 Space Freeport Project, n.d.
21 Space Frontier Foundation, 1993
22 Spacehab, Inc., 1986-87
23 Space Industries, Inc., 1989
24 Space Industries Telecommunications & Electronics Co. (SITEC), 1989
Box Folder
25 1 Space Infrastructure Financing Group, 1988
2 Space launch capability objectives, 1981
3 Space launch support facilities: United Engineers & Constructors, Inc. , 3-1988
4 Space Phoenix Corp., 1987
5 Space Policy Institute, 7-1988
6 Spaceport Florida Authority, 1988-90
7-9 [subcmte. on] Space Science & Applications
10 Space Shuttle, 1980s
11 Space Shuttle issues associated with Vandenburg AFB launch site, 10-1986
12 Space Station, 1980s
13 Space Studies Institute, 1978-79
14 Space Technology & Research Center, n.d.
15 Space telescope design status and operations, 3-18-1982
16 Spacetran, Inc., 1982-83
17-19 Space Vector Corp.
Box Folder
26 1-4 Space Vector Corp.
5 Space Ventures, Int'l., 1985
6 Spacewarn Bulletin
7 SPARX, n.d.
8 STS Marketing, 1984
9 Sunsat Energy Council, 1978
10 Systems Engineering, Ltd., 1988
11 Technologies Group, 1990
12 Technology Assessment, Office of
13-14 Texas Senate Space Science Industry Commission, 1988
15 Texspace, Inc., 1988
16 Titan expendable space launch vehicle, 1982-83
17 Transfer of US land remote sensing program to private sector, 3-19-1984
18 Trilateral Commission, 1978
19 Tucson Space Society
20 UCAR Foundation, n.d.
21 United Engineers and Constructors, 1988
22 USA/USSR spacecraft weight tables, 1960-80
23 USpace, 1982
24 US spacecraft list
25 Virginia's Center for Innovative Technology
26 Washington State Business Roundtable
27 WESPACE, Inc., 1-19-1988
Western Space & Missile Center, Vandenburg AFB
Box Folder
26 28 Range Safety Regulations, 1983
29 Range Safety Regulations, 1984
30 Systems performance and accuracy report, 6-1983
31 Technical Director's handbook, 1-1983
32 Western test range users handbook, 9-1981
West Virginia aerospace development, 1980s
Box Folder
26 34 World time capsule, 1989



Series XVII: Newsclips, magazines, press

Space Services newsclips
Box Folder
27 1 April-July 1981
2 Aug-Dec 1981
3 Jan-Aug 1982
4-7 Sept 1982
8 Oct-Nov 1982
9 Dec 1982-Dec 1983
10 Jan-Oct 1984
11 Nov 1984-Sept 1986
12 Oct 1986-Nov 1987
13 Jan 1988-March 1989
14 March 1989-March 2005
Newsclips by subject
Box Folder
27 15 Space privitization/commercialization, 1978-89
16 Communications, 1982-87
17 Space policy, 1978-June 1982
18 Space policy, July 1982-1995
19 Energy, 1977-1987
20 Moon landing anniversaries, 1979-89
21 Satellites, 1963-2005
22 Space colonies/Space Station, 1977-2011
23 Space and public opinion, 1973-93
Space Shuttle
Box Folder
28 1 1975-80
2 Jan-Feb 1981
3 March-April 1981
4 April-May 1981
5 June-Oct 1981
6 Nov 1981
7 Dec 1981-March 1982
8 April-Dec 1982
9 Jan-May 1983
10 June-Sept 1983
11 Oct-Dec 1983
12 Jan-Aug 1984
13 Sept 1984-Dec 1985
14-15 Jan 1986
16-17 Feb 1986
18 March-July 1986
19 Aug 1986-2011
Foreign competitors
Box Folder
28 20 1978-85
21 1985-2012
Magazines
Box Folder
28 22 Space Commerce Bulletin, 1984-87
23 Satellite Week, March 1982-May 1983
Box Folder
29 1 Various, 1976-84
2 Various, 1987-97
3 Press releases, Sept 7-Oct 13, 1982