Reusable Orbit Transfer Vehicle Propulsion Technology Considerations
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV
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A summary of these viewgraphs is ROTVs reusable orbit transfer vehiclesenable space tugs and space salvage. ROTV for space transportation has a lot to prove to PLS. Ground based better than space based ROTV. ROTV propulsion technologies to consider chemical rockets have limited mission capture, solar thermal rockets capture most missions but LH2 issues, and electric has highest PL without volume constraint. All technologies require more money to enable ROTV.