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Results of a Rocket-Based Combined-Cycle SSTO Design Using Parametric; MDO Methods
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1994-04)
This paper reports the results of the second phase of a research project to characterize and optimize the design of an advanced launch vehicle for human access to low earth orbit. The vehicle makes use of rocket-based ...
Sirius: A New Launch Vehicle Option for Mega-LEO Constellation Deployment
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997-07)
Tremendous growth in the satellite communication market is expected within the next decade. In particular, the market for services based in low earth orbit (LEO) is booming. Large constellations of satellites will soon be ...
Starsaber: A Small Payload-Class TSTO Vehicle Concept Utilizing Rocket-Based Combined Cycle Propulsion
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2001-07)
This paper introduces Starsaber, a new conceptual launch vehicle design. Starsaber is a two-stage-to-orbit (TSTO) vehicle capable of putting a 300 lb class payload into low Earth orbit (LEO). The vehicle is composed of a ...
Architecture Options for Propellant Re-supply of Lunar Exploration Elements
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-09)
Ultra Lightweight Ballutes for Return to Earth from the Moon
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-05)
Ultra lightweight ballutes offer revolutionary mass and cost benefits along with flexibility in flight system design compared to traditional entry system technologies. Under funding provided by NASA's Exploration Systems ...
On-Orbit Propellant Re-supply Options for Mars Exploration Architectures
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-10)
A report detailing recommendations for a transportation architecture and a roadmap for U.S. exploration of the Moon and Mars was released by the NASA Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) in November 2005. In ...
An Evaluation of Ballute Entry Systems for Lunar Return Missions
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2006-08)
This study investigates the advantages and feasibility of using ballutes for Earth entry at lunar return velocities. Using analysis methods suitable for conceptual design and assuming a CEV type entry vehicle, multiple ...
A Value Proposition for Lunar Architectures Utilizing Propellant Re-supply Capabilities
(Georgia Institute of Technology, 2007-09)
The NASA Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS)ⁱⁱ produced a transportation architecture for returning humans to the moon affordably and safely while using commercial services for tasks such as cargo delivery to ...