Role of the COE-CST in Encourage, Facilitate and Promote-SU

The current environment favors such initiatives conceptually, but the business case for them is difficult to close. Unless they have a specific interest in the hosted technology, commercial launch users are reluctant to give up even a few kilograms of launch mass at prices supportable by research institutions and small commercial startups. In the research team's recent research road-mapping effort, identifying and characterizing the space transportation market was identified as a priority research task for the Center of Excellence. In order to find a tractable focus area, the team took industry partners' suggestion of investigating secondary and hosted payloads (SHP™s). SHP™s represent a unique opportunity to achieve low cost access to space, yet are rarely used. This task will work to identify the barriers to SHP™s and how they can be overcome.


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  • Accession Number: 01678198
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Aug 22 2018 1:02PM