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Requirements for Space Propulsion Systems
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1968 by SAE International in United States
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Event: Space Technology Conference
This paper explores some of the many considerations which enter into the choice of a specific spacecraft propulsion system for a particular application. The environment and its influence on propulsion requirements are discussed in general terms, characteristics of several propellant combinations are presented and an example of a typical ambitious mission is used.
A general conclusion is that the state of the art of spacecraft propulsion technology must advance on a broad front in the time period prior to project definition in order to provide the technological options which allow significant optimization of the complete project propulsion system.
CitationWilcox, W. and Rollins, R., "Requirements for Space Propulsion Systems," SAE Technical Paper 680360, 1968, https://doi.org/10.4271/680360.
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