Performance Evaluation of a Side Mounted Shuttle Derived Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle for Lunar Exploration

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The NASA Exploration Systems Architecture Study (ESAS) produced a transportation architecture for returning humans to the moon affordably and safely. ESAS determined that the best lunar exploration strategy was to separate the launch of crew from the launch of cargo, thereby requiring two launches per lunar mission. An alternate concept for the cargo launch… (More)

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@inproceedings{Thompson2006PerformanceEO, title={Performance Evaluation of a Side Mounted Shuttle Derived Heavy Lift Launch Vehicle for Lunar Exploration}, author={Robert W Thompson and Alan W. Wilhite}, year={2006} }