Final Environmental Impact Statement Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle Program
AIR FORCE CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE BROOKS AFB TX
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This FEIS has been prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act to analyze the potential environmental consequences of the Proposed Action and the No-Action Alternative. The Proposed Action is the development, deployment, and operation of EELV systems. EELV systems would replace current Atlas IIA, Delta II, and Titan IVB launch systems and are intended to meet the requirements of the U.S. government National Executable Mission Model NMM, both medium and heavy lift, at a lower launch cost than the present expendable launch systems. The proposed launch locations for the program are Cape Canaveral Air Station AS, Brevard County, Florida, and Vandenberg Air Force Base AFB, Santa Barbara County, California. Under the Proposed Action, three concepts were examined. Concepts A and B depict each of the two EELV contractor concepts. The number of launches analyzed for each of these concepts includes the government NMM, plus 16 commercial launches per year. Under Concept AB, there is no distinction between government and commercial flights. For the analysis, each contractor is assumed to launch 50 percent of the combined total of EELV flights.
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