Report of the Horizontal Launch StudyA study of horizontal launch concepts has been conducted. This study, jointly sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) was tasked to estimate the economic and technical viability of horizontal launch approaches. The study team identified the key parameters and critical technologies which determine mission viability and reported on the state of the art of critical technologies, along with objectives for technology development.
Wilhite, Alan W. (National Inst. of Aerospace Hampton, VA, United States)
Bartolotta, Paul A. (NASA Glenn Research Center Cleveland, OH, United States)