Chimera- A Low Cost Solution to Small Satellite Space Access

Abstract

The Chimera rocket was designed to enter the small satellite market by offering an affordable and flexible alternative to the Pegasus launch vehicle. A number of design concepts were evaluated, and one was selected to undergo detailed analysis. This included disciplinary analyses in aerodynamics, propulsion, trajectory, aeroheating, structures, weights… (More)

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@inproceedings{Crowley2003ChimeraAL, title={Chimera- A Low Cost Solution to Small Satellite Space Access}, author={John Crowley and Virgil Hutchinson and Alex Keisner and Dave Young and M. Elaine Curry and Jonathan Jackson and John Maatsch and Pavel Piletsky}, year={2003} }