Perspective on the Future of Exploration Rick Bachtel Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne October 2008
 
50 Years of PWR Engines 1594 Launches Note: An additional 17 Titan IV launches included Centaur-T upper stages powered by ...
Global Launch Market DoD 12% NASA 11% Commercial 3% Limited Opportunities For Growth In This Market
The Propulsion Market Today Low Growth Low Margin Low Production Rates Uncertain Funding High Risk
Why we’re enthused … We’re going back ! The Challenge of Doing what’s Hard Knowing we must be perfect  The Feeling of Succ...
The US Launch Industry – A Partnership The US Government must lead to ensure the health of the US Launch Industry But Indu...
Government Programs: <ul><li>Constellation </li></ul><ul><li>EELV </li></ul><ul><li>COTS </li></ul>will enable Exploration...
Space Tourism – Lower Tech, Sub-Orbital Blue Origin Karman Line Low altitude Short duration Minimal payload No re-entry is...
Exploration will invigorate the U.S. Space Industry  Growth will likely be in Commercial Space
A Relationship Lasting 50 Years… Past, Present, and Future …  for NASA P W R E O
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Presentation by Rick Bachtel (Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne) at the Von Braun Memorial Symposium in Huntsville, Alabama, 22 October 2008.

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Perspective on the Future of Exploration

  1. 1. Perspective on the Future of Exploration Rick Bachtel Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne October 2008
  2. 3. 50 Years of PWR Engines 1594 Launches Note: An additional 17 Titan IV launches included Centaur-T upper stages powered by PWR RL10 engines Atlas Saturn Saturn Space Delta Atlas Delta Redstone Navaho Jupiter Thor I/II I/1B V Shuttle I/II/III III/V IV 85 11 46 380 568 19 13 122 323 19 8 Last updated: 14 March 2008 ACTIVE
  3. 4. Global Launch Market DoD 12% NASA 11% Commercial 3% Limited Opportunities For Growth In This Market
  4. 5. The Propulsion Market Today Low Growth Low Margin Low Production Rates Uncertain Funding High Risk
  5. 6. Why we’re enthused … We’re going back ! The Challenge of Doing what’s Hard Knowing we must be perfect The Feeling of Success
  6. 7. The US Launch Industry – A Partnership The US Government must lead to ensure the health of the US Launch Industry But Industry must also do its part: <ul><ul><li>Be More creative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Accept more risk </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lower the cost </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Government Programs: <ul><li>Constellation </li></ul><ul><li>EELV </li></ul><ul><li>COTS </li></ul>will enable Exploration assure Access to Space assure National Security and maintain the base Industry needs to leverage this capability !!
  8. 9. Space Tourism – Lower Tech, Sub-Orbital Blue Origin Karman Line Low altitude Short duration Minimal payload No re-entry issues Genesis II Lynx Spaceship II Goddard Astrium Space Jet
  9. 10. Exploration will invigorate the U.S. Space Industry Growth will likely be in Commercial Space
  10. 11. A Relationship Lasting 50 Years… Past, Present, and Future … for NASA P W R E O

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