02 July 2012
SpaceWorks Engineering Paper from GLEX 2012
SpaceWorks Engineering recently presented at the Global Space Exploration Conference (GLEX 2012) in Washington, DC.
The conference brought together leaders of major space agencies, industry, governments, academia, and non-government organizations from around the world to discuss the future of human and robotic space exploration. The meeting was jointly hosted by the AIAA and IAF.
During the conference, SpaceWorks presented a paper titled "Cryogenic Propulsive Stages for Human Exploration beyond Low Earth Orbit". The paper summarized the results of a six month study that SpaceWorks performed for United Launch Alliance. Details are presented on the impact of different design variables on cryogenic propulsive stages and the technologies that can influence these design variables. A notional exploration architecture using cryogenic stages and taking advantage of these technologies is also presented.
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