Reusable Launch Space Systems

Robert Tománek, Jakub Hospodka

Abstract


The paper focuses on reusable launch space systems. It aims to describe the current state of reusability in space systems and to analyze the launch cost of current Falcon carrier rockets.
The first chapter is dedicated to general information about reusable launch space systems. This includes definition of reusable and expendable launch systems or history of reusable launch systems. The second part is focused on the era after STS and new the concept of RLV. The following parts of this paper aim to analyze the launch price of current Falcon carrier rockets.

Keywords


Reusable launch system; Reusable launch vehicle; Spacecraft; Spaceplane; Launch vehicle; Spaceflight; Commercial spaceflight; Space industry

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