Launch Pad in a Box

J. G. Mantovani, G. J. Tamasy, R. P. Mueller, I. I. Townsend, J. W. Sampson, M. A. Lane

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Abstract

This paper describes a deployable launch system capability being developed at NASA KSC that was publicly announced in May 2015. It is a set of multi-user ground support equipment that will be used to test and launch small class launch vehicles. The paper also describes a transportable modular launch/landing pad concept that was developed to support vertical takeoff vertical landing vehicles, such as the NASA JSC Morpheus Lander, and discusses rocket plume effects on launch/landing pad surfaces.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEarth and Space 2016
Subtitle of host publicationEngineering for Extreme Environments - Proceedings of the 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments
EditorsRamesh B. Malla, Juan H. Agui, Paul J. van Susante
PublisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Pages960-971
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9780784479971
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes
Event15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, Earth and Space 2016 - Orlando, United States
Duration: Apr 11 2016Apr 15 2016

Publication series

NameEarth and Space 2016: Engineering for Extreme Environments - Proceedings of the 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments

Conference

Conference15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments, Earth and Space 2016
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period04/11/1604/15/16

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    Mantovani, J. G., Tamasy, G. J., Mueller, R. P., Townsend, I. I., Sampson, J. W., & Lane, M. A. (2016). Launch Pad in a Box. In R. B. Malla, J. H. Agui, & P. J. van Susante (Eds.), Earth and Space 2016: Engineering for Extreme Environments - Proceedings of the 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments (pp. 960-971). (Earth and Space 2016: Engineering for Extreme Environments - Proceedings of the 15th Biennial International Conference on Engineering, Science, Construction, and Operations in Challenging Environments). American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). https://doi.org/10.1061/9780784479971.091