Corpus ID: 109566031

Technology Requirements for Affordable Single-Stage Rocket Launch Vehicles

  title={Technology Requirements for Affordable Single-Stage Rocket Launch Vehicles},
  author={O Stanley Douglas and M Piland William},
  • O Stanley Douglas, M Piland William
  • Published 1993
  • Engineering
  • A number of manned Earth-to-orbit (ETO) vehicle options for replacing or complementing the current Space Transportation System are being examined under the Advanced Manned Launch System (AMLS) study. The introduction of a reusable single-stage vehicle (SSV) into the U.S. launch vehicle fleet early in the next century could greatly reduce ETO launch costs. As a part of the AMLS study, the conceptual design of an SSV using a wide variety of enhancing technologies has recently been completed and… CONTINUE READING

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