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dc.contributor.authorClark, Ian G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorFrancis, Scott R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorOtero, Richard E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorWells, Grant Williamen_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-17T15:57:58Z
dc.date.available2006-03-17T15:57:58Z
dc.date.issued2005-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/8373
dc.description2005 RASC-AL Design Competition May 2005, Coco Beach, FL.en_US
dc.description.abstractOn the heels of the recent success of the X-Prize, sub-orbital space tourism is nearly a reality. Though the requirements are significantly tougher, orbital space tourism is the next logical step. The Reusable Exploration Vehicle (REV) concept is an economically feasible design capable of making this next step. Centered around a lenticular lifting body, the REV concept relies on commercial launch vehicles to reduce DDT&E expenditures. Capable of ferrying five passengers and one crew member for three orbits, the REV is shown to be capable of keeping maximum debt exposure to less than $250M while attaining an IRR of 70% with an estimated market capture of 66%.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSDL ;
dc.subjectSpace tourism
dc.subjectReusable exploration vehicles
dc.subjectLenticular bodies
dc.subjectDesign requirements
dc.subjectRevolutionary Aerospace Systems Concept - Academic Liason (RASC-AL)
dc.subjectSpace commercialization
dc.titleReusable Exploration Vehicle (REV): Orbital Space Tourism Concepten_US
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