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A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility
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A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility

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Design for orbital vehicle assembly facility, by Simon Feast and Alan Bond of Reaction Engines Ltd. www.reactionengines.co.uk

Design for orbital vehicle assembly facility, by Simon Feast and Alan Bond of Reaction Engines Ltd. www.reactionengines.co.uk

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  • 1. A Design for an Orbital Assembly Facility Simon Feast Alan Bond
  • 2. Outline • Why the need for it? • The Problems with On-Orbit Assembly • Design Constraints / Layout and Assembly
  • 3. …Why the need for it? An integral part of the Space Transportation Infrastructure Function • Vehicle Assembly and Maintenance Facility (A Stepping Stone for High Energy Space Missions) • Assessment and Repair Area for Vehicle Departures/Arrivals • Propellant Storage
  • 4. Ideas from the Past
  • 5. The Main Problem with On-Orbit Assembly Parallel Orbit In-Plane Orbit

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