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dc.contributor.authorOlds, John R.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBradford, John Edwarden_US
dc.contributor.authorCharania, Ashrafen_US
dc.contributor.authorLedsinger, Laura Anneen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcCormick, David Jeremyen_US
dc.contributor.authorSorensen, Kirken_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-03-17T15:59:20Z
dc.date.available2006-03-17T15:59:20Z
dc.date.issued1999-11
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/8413
dc.description9th International Space Planes and Hypersonic Systems and Technologies Conference Norfolk, VA, November 1-5, 1999.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis 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 the Vision Vehicle class. It is a horizontal takeoff, horizontal landing SSTO vehicle utilizing LOX/LH2 ejector scramjet rocket-based combined cycle (RBCC) propulsion. Hyperion is designed to deliver 20,000 lb. to LEO from the Kennedy Space Center. Gross weight is estimated to be 800,700 lb. and dry weight is estimated to be 123,250 lb. for this mission. Preliminary analysis suggests that, with sufficient launch traffic, Hyperion recurring launch costs will be under 200 dollars per lb. of payload delivered to LEO. However, nonrecurring costs, including development cost and acquisition of three airframes, is expected to be nearly 10.7B dollars. The internal rate of return is only expected to be 8.24 percent. Details of the concept design including external and internal configuration, mass properties, engine performance, trajectory analysis, aeroheating results, and concept cost assessment are given. Highlights of the distributed, collaborative design approach and a summary of trade study results are also provided.
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dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesSSDL ; AIAA 99-4944en_US
dc.subjectSingle stage to orbit vehicles
dc.subjectAir-breathing launch vehicle (ABLV)
dc.subjectRocket-based combined-cycle (RBCC)
dc.subjectConceptual design
dc.titleHyperion: An SSTO Vision Vehicle Concept Utilizing Rocket-Based Combined Cycle Propulsionen_US
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