World Library  


Add to Book Shelf
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Book

2000 Reusable Launch Vehicle Programs and Concepts Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (Ast)

By Federal Aviation Administration


Excerpt
Excerpt: The Federal Aviation Administration?s Associate Administrator for Commercial Space Transportation (AST) licenses and regulates U.S. commercial space launch activity as authorized by Executive Order 12465 and Commercial Space Launch Activities, Title 49 of the United States Code, Subtitle IX, Chapter 701 (formerly the Commercial Space Launch Act of 1984). AST?s mission is to regulate the U.S.

Table of Contents
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................................................... 1 THE PUBLICATION.................................................................................................................................................... 1 RLV INDUSTRY BACKGROUND................................................................................................................................ 1 1999 DEVELOPMENTS........................................................................................................................................... 3 OVERVIEW OF DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS................................................................................................. 5 UNITED STATES COMMERCIAL PROGRAMS................................................................................................. 6 ASTROLINER ? KELLY SPACE AND TECHNOLOGY..................................................................................................... 6 K-1 ? KISTLER AEROSPACE CORPORATION .............................................................................................................. 7 PATHFINDER ? PIONEER ROCKETPLANE.................................................................................................................... 8 ROTON C-9 ? ROTARY ROCKET COMPANY............................................................................................................... 9 SA-1 ? SPACE ACCESS LLC .................................................................................................................................. 10 SPACE CRUISER SYSTEM ? VELA TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT ............................................................................ 11 VENTURESTAR? ? LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATION ........................................................................................ 12 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS .............................................................................................. 14 SPACE SHUTTLE..................................................................................................................................................... 15 X-33 ...................................................................................................................................................................... 16 X-34 ...................................................................................................................................................................... 17 X-38/CREW RETURN VEHICLE............................................................................................................................... 18 X-40A/MILITARY SPACEPLANE .............................................................................................................................. 19 X-37 ...................................................................................................................................................................... 20 INTERNATIONAL CONCEPTS........................................................................................................................... 22 AVATAR ? DEFENSE RESEARCH DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION (INDIA) ............................................................ 22 HOPE-X ? NATIONAL SPACE DEVELOPMENT AGENCY OF JAPAN.......................................................................... 23 SINGLE-STAGE-TO-ORBIT SPACEPLANE ? NATIONAL AEROSPACE LABORATORY (JAPAN)..................................... 24 SPACECAB/SPACEBUS ? BRISTOL SPACEPLANES LTD. (ENGLAND) ......................................................................... 25 X PRIZE? COMPETITORS................................................................................................................................... 26 THE X PRIZE........................................................................................................................................................ 26 SPACEPORTS......................................................................................................................................................... 30 COMMERCIALLY-LICENSED SPACEPORTS ............................................................................................................... 31 U.S. FEDERAL SPACEPORTS................................................................................................................................... 36 PROPOSED SPACEPORTS......................................................................................................................................... 40 ACRONYMS............................................................................................................................................................ 45 ENDNOTES ............................................................................................................................................................. 46

 

Click To View

Additional Books


  • The Point of View (by )
  • The Pension Beaurepas (by )
  • The Patagonia (by )
  • The Papers (by )
  • The Papers (by )
  • The Middle Years (by )
  • The Marriages (by )
  • The Liar (by )
  • The Lesson of the Master (by )
  • The Jolly Corner (by )
  • The Great Good Place (by )
  • The Great Condition (by )
Scroll Left
Scroll Right

 



Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from World Library are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.