• Hyperion: An SSTO Vision Vehicle Concept Utilizing Rocket-Based Combined Cycle Propulsion 

      Olds, John R.; Bradford, John Edward; Charania, Ashraf; Ledsinger, Laura Anne; McCormick, David Jeremy; Sorensen, Kirk (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-11)
      This paper reports the findings of a conceptual launch vehicle design study performed by members of the Space Systems Design Laboratory at Georgia Tech. Hyperion is a conceptual design for an advanced reusable launch vehicle ...
    • In-Space Deployment Options for Large Space Solar Power Satellites 

      Olds, John R.; Way, David Wesley; Charania, Ashraf; Budianto, Irene Arianti; Marcus, Leland R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-10)
      This research was performed at the Space Systems Design Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, with the charter of identifying economically attractive candidate space transfer vehicle systems for ferrying ...
    • Space Tourism: Making it Work for Fun and Profit 

      Olds, John R.; McCormick, David Jeremy; Charania, Ashraf; Marcus, Leland R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-10)
      This paper summarizes the findings of a recent study of space tourism markets and vehicles conducted by the Space Systems Design Laboratory at Georgia Tech under sponsorship of the NASA Langley Research Center. The purpose ...
    • Stargazer: A TSTO Bantam-X Vehicle Concept Utilizing Rocket-Based Combined Cycle Propulsion 

      Olds, John R.; Ledsinger, Laura Anne; Bradford, John Edward; Charania, Ashraf; McCormick, David Jeremy; Komar, D. R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1999-11)
      This paper presents a new conceptual launch vehicle design in the Bantam-X payload class. The new design is called Stargazer. Stargazer is a two-stage-to-orbit (TSTO) vehicle with a reusable flyback booster and an expendable ...
    • A Unified Economic View of Space Solar Power (SSP) 

      Charania, Ashraf; Olds, John R. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2000-10)
      Space Solar Power (SSP) is a concept to beam energy from space to terrestrial power grids that could be feasible in about twenty to forty years. Due to the current climate of limited government funding for such large-scale ...