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A systems approach to lower cost missions: following the Rideshare paradigm

Show simple item record Herrell, L. 2015-06-09T17:39:08Z 2015-06-09T17:39:08Z 2009-09-14
dc.identifier.citation AIAA Space 2009 Conference and Exposition, Pasadena, California, September 14-17, 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.clearanceno 09-3266
dc.description.abstract Small-satellite rideshare capabilities and opportunities for low-cost access to space have been evolving over the past 10 years. Small space launch vehicle technology is rapidly being developed and demonstrated, including the Minotaur series and the Space X Falcon, among others, along with the lower cost launch facilities at Alaska’s Kodiak Launch Complex, NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, and the Reagan Test Site in the Pacific. Demonstrated capabilities for the launch of multiple payloads have increased (and continue to increase) significantly. This paper presents a systematic look at both the users and the launch options, and suggests a way forward. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2009 en_US
dc.subject access to space en_US
dc.subject systems engineering en_US
dc.title A systems approach to lower cost missions: following the Rideshare paradigm en_US
dc.type Preprint en_US

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