Appendix 1 to Chapter 3 A Discussion of Spacelift

  title={Appendix 1 to Chapter 3 A Discussion of Spacelift},
    Note: This appendix provides a basic discussion of spacelift. It is meant to provide the nonexpert with enough of an understanding of future spacelift options to understand the potential of new technologies. It provides a background to better understand the argument in Chapter 3 about the current bottleneck of spacelift. One of the key features of spaceflight and of spacecraft has already been described: high cost. This is the primary inhibitor of expanded commercial, private, and even… CONTINUE READING