This book describes a new type of rocket science needed to create low-cost, reliable, responsive space transportation. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the issues explored within this book. The text is beyond the current state-of-the-art engineering of modern launch vehicles, going into a scientific investigation that opens the door to true design optimization. The purpose of this work is to enable the reader to understand how low-cost space transportation is practical, and why it has been so hard to achieve.Operating costs for launch vehicles are very sensitive to the launch rate (LpA). The Titan-IV was ... This does not mean that dry mass minimization alone has any value whatsoever as a metric, to find a minimum cost solution. This is becauseanbsp;...
|Title||:||The New Rocket Science|
|Publisher||:||Lulu.com - 2010-07-12|