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Future space transportation systems analysis study. Phase 1: Technical report, appendicesThe transportation mass requirements developed for each mission and transportation mode were based on vehicle systems sized to fit the exact needs of each mission (i.e. rubber vehicles). The parametric data used to derive the mass requirements for each mission and transportation mode are presented to enable accommodation of possible changes in mode options or payload definitions. The vehicle sizing and functional requirements used to derive the parametric data will form the basis for conceptual configurations of the transportation elements in a later phase of study. An investigation of the weight growth approach to future space transportation systems analysis is presented. Parameters which affect weight growth, past weight histories, and the current state of future space-mission design are discussed. Weight growth factors of from 10 percent to 41 percent were derived for various missions or vehicles.
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Contractor Report (CR)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
May 9, 1975
Subject Category
Space Transportation
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Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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