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Published:April 1999
  • James V H Hill
Origin:April 1999 (Adapted from an original paper published in 1996)
Abstract:In this paper we discuss the requirements of getting into space and how to satisfy those requirements. We discuss examples of known examples of known available chemical energy, structural requirements for reaching space and surviving, an example space vehicle that could achieve these requirements and an example flight path for the vehicle. We then discuss the basic structure of the small start up busness needed to suceed as a private company, and reasonable estimates for all costs and an algorithm for what the prices would be as a function of traffic into space.
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