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A design methodology for a new breed of launch vehicle capable of lofting small satellites to orbit is discussed. The growing need for such a rocket is great: the United

A design methodology for a new breed of launch vehicle capable of lofting small satellites to orbit is discussed. The growing need for such a rocket is great: the United States has no capabilities in place to quickly launch and reconstitute satellite constellations. A loss of just one satellite, natural or induced, could significantly degrade or entirely eliminate critical space-based assets which would need to be quickly replaced.

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    • Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2011
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    • Includes bibliographical references (p. 165-171)
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    • Field of study: Aerospace engineering

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    by James Kendall Villarreal

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