Space Transportation Analysis and Design (Reissue A)
AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA SPACE LAUNCH OPERATIONS
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The intent of this TOR is to provide a guide to the processes and technical considerations involved in the selection of a launch vehicle for a given satellite mission, the integration of the satellite with the launch vehicle, and the many elements required to derive life-cycle costs of viable launch system candidates. As such, the document is expected to be of interest to satellite mission planners for preliminary assessments of launch vehicle candidate and of general use to experienced specialists and new engineers in both satellites and launch vehicle sectors. Sufficient quantitative data, orbital and vehicle performance formulae, environmental data, and references have been provided to allow preliminary, first-order assessments which should suffice at the very early planning stages. As the planning process matures, the satellite planners are urged to get the much higher fidelity data on both technical and cost information required for programmatic decisions from the appropriate launch vehicle system program offices SPOs.