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Bantam: A Cautionary TaleThis viewgraph presentation reviews the history of the Bantam program that was cancelled in 1999 due to the decision that the focus on the small payloads was unsustainable and that there would be no return on investment. The comparison is made between NASA's Bantam program, and DARPA's (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) two similar projects (Falcon and Rascal). The Bantam Program was to be a small launch vehicle, aimed at launching small payloads (i.e., of 150-300 kg) into space.
Document ID
Document Type
Preprint (Draft being sent to journal)
McNeal, Curtis I., Jr.
(NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 7, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 2004
Subject Category
Launch Vehicles And Launch Operations
Meeting Information
Space 2004 Conference and Exposition(San Diego, CA)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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