• Application of a New Economic Analysis Tool to a Two-Stage-to-Orbit RBCC Launch Vehicle Design 

      Olds, John R.; Lee, Hosung (Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996-09)
      As aerospace industries are forced to compete in an environment of declining federal budgets and increased competition, 'design for performance' is quickly giving way to 'design for cost.' Many modern launch vehicle ...
    • Artemis: A Reusable Excursion Vehicle Concept for Lunar Exploration 

      Young, David Anthony; Olds, John R.; Hutchinson, Virgil L., Jr.; Krevor, Zachary C.; Young, James J. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005-07)
      Artemis is a reusable excursion vehicle for lunar landing missions. It is intended to transport a notional CEV vehicle from low lunar orbit (LLO) to the lunar surface. It can be reused by refueling the vehicle in LLO. ...
    • ASPEN Revisited: The Challenge of Nuclear Propulsion for ETO 

      Weglian, John E.; Olds, John R.; Marcus, Leland R.; McIntire, James; Nelson, Douglas K.; Blevins, John (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-07)
      ASPEN was a study conducted by Los Alamos National Labs in the early 1960s to examine the benefits of using a Nuclear Thermal Rocket (NTR) for Earth-to-Orbit (ETO) single-stage launch vehicle applications. Using the analysis ...