Big Dumb Boosters: A Low-Cost Space Transportation Option?

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This background paper describes and examines a launch vehicle concept commonly known as the “Big Dumb Booster,” a concept that derives from efforts first made in the 1960s to minimize costs of space launch systems. Some launch system analysts believe that the use of this concept, when applied to existing technology, could markedly reduce space transportation costs. Other analysts disagree.

Creator(s): United States. Congress. Office of Technology Assessment.
Location(s): United States
Creation Date: February 1989
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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This background paper describes and examines a launch vehicle concept commonly known as the “Big Dumb Booster,” a concept that derives from efforts first made in the 1960s to minimize costs of space launch systems. Some launch system analysts believe that the use of this concept, when applied to existing technology, could markedly reduce space transportation costs. Other analysts disagree.

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31 p. : ill. ; 28 cm.

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Series Title: OTA background papers
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UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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Office of Technology Assessment
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  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 8904
  • SUDOC: Y 3.T 22/2:12/2003012294
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