Approaches to development of commercial spaceport and associated ground segment driven by specific spaceplane vehicle and mission operation requirements

@inproceedings{Santoro2015ApproachesTD,
  title={Approaches to development of commercial spaceport and associated ground segment driven by specific spaceplane vehicle and mission operation requirements},
  author={Francesco Santoro and Alberto Del Bianco and Alessandro N. Bellomo and Giovanni Martucci and Nicole Viola and Roberta A. Fusaro},
  year={2015}
}
This paper addresses approaches to evaluation of commercial Spaceports solutions, starting from specific customer needs and related to the case of a small reusable vehicle able to carry people or microgravity payloads on parabolic flights to 100 Km of altitude. The approach to the Spaceport evaluation and selection is based on the vehicle concept and associated technologies, as well as on the spacecraft reference mission scenario, in particular takeoff, landing and trajectory. With the aid of a… CONTINUE READING

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