Space Power and Elevator: Building the Highway to Space

Space Power and Elevator: Building the Highway to Space

by James Martin

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Solar power satellites have been studied. Space elevators have been studied. Reusable launch vehicles have been studied. Here is a path to develop all 3 together with reasonable costs. The key is a partial space elevator that reaches only part of the way from orbit to Earth. The material was first presented as a technical paper to the AIAA Space 2010 conference in Anaheim, CA.

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BN ID: 2940013319721
Publisher: James Martin
Publication date: 10/20/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Dr. Martin holds degrees from West Virginia University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and George Washington University. He has worked at the NASA Langley Research Center, The University of Alabama, and Boeing. His work has mostly involved the design and evaluation of reusable launch vehicles and in-space propulsion.

Dr. Martin retired from Boeing when the Launch vehicle business was sold. He continues to be active in aerospace doing consulting, as an Associate Editor for AIAA J. Spacecraft and Rockets, and in the local AIAA Orange County Section Council.

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