IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. - Low-cost propellant launch to LEO from a tethered balloon - economic and thermal analysis

2010 IEEE Aerospace Conference

Author(s): Wilcox, B.H. ; Schneider, E.G. ; Vaughan, D.A. ; Hall, J.L.
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.
Publication Date: 1 March 2010
Conference Location: Big Sky, MT, USA, USA
Conference Date: 6 March 2010
Page(s): 1 - 13
ISBN (CD): 978-1-4244-3888-4
ISBN (Paper): 978-1-4244-3887-7
ISSN (CD): 1095-323X
ISSN (Paper): 1095-323X
DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2010.5446741
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As we have previously reported [1-3], it may be possible to launch payloads into low-Earth orbit (LEO) at a per-kilogram cost that is one to two orders of magnitude lower than current launch... View More

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