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The Resource A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known As the Spacecoach

A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known As the Spacecoach

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A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known As the Spacecoach
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A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known As the Spacecoach
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A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known As the Spacecoach
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A Design for a Reusable Water-Based Spacecraft Known As the Spacecoach
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  • Contents -- 1 Introduction -- Assumptions -- 2 Water -- Radiation Shielding -- Heat Management -- Life Support -- Consumables -- Debris Shielding -- The Effect of Water on Crew Consumables -- 3 Propulsion -- Advantages and Disadvantages of Spacecoach Propulsion -- Dead Weight to Working Mass -- Safety -- Fuel Efficiency -- Refueling -- Upgradability -- The Rocket Equation -- The Spacecoach Equation -- Electric Engines -- Resistojets -- Microwave Electrothermal Engines (MET) -- RF Arc Jets -- Electrodeless Lorentz Force Thrusters -- Helicon Double Layer Thrusters -- Hall Effect Thrusters -- An Overview of Electric Propulsion Systems -- Combining Different Electric Propulsion Technologies -- Combining Chemical and Electrical Propulsion -- Research and Development Pathway -- Timeline -- Questions and Gating Factors -- 4 Power Plants -- Battery-Assisted Solar Electric Propulsion (Exploiting the Oberth Effect) -- Questions and Gating Factors -- 5 Life Support, Materials and Artificial Gravity -- Oxygen Generation -- Consumable Propellant -- Carbon Supply Chain -- Thermal Management -- Carbon Dioxide Elimination -- Radiation Shielding -- Debris Shielding (Pykrete) -- Artificial Gravity -- Questions and Gating Factors -- 6 Upgradability -- Solar Arrays and Electrical Bus -- Electric Engine Arrays -- Life Support and Agricultural Systems -- Avionics and Communications -- Navigation Equipment -- Habitable Modules -- Perpetual Supply Chain -- Upgrade Costs -- Surface Launcher Reusability -- 7 Landers -- Low Gravity Moons (Phobos and Deimos) and Asteroids -- Ceres -- High Gravity Moons -- Summary -- 8 Safety and Autonomy -- Space Debris -- Electrical Power and Propulsion -- Attitude Control -- Oxygen Generation and Life Support -- Food -- Communication -- 9 A Spacecoach Reference Design and Timeline -- The Spacecoach Design Philosophy -- The Crewed Ship
  • Cargo Ships -- Landers -- Development and Construction Timeline -- Ground-Based Research (What's in the Works Now) -- Small Satellites (Near Future) -- Scaled Down Uncrewed Ship (3-5 Years) -- The USS Roddenberry -- Mars Orbital Mission -- The Fleet Grows -- 10 Mission Templates and Cost Estimates -- 11 Missions to the Cis-Lunar Environment, the Martian Moons, and the Asteroids -- Cis-Lunar Space -- Moon Mission Economics -- Initial Ship Delivery to EML-2 -- Per Mission Supply Costs -- Crew Launch and Return -- Total -- The Martian Moons -- Martian Moons Mission Economics -- Initial Ship Delivery and Amortization -- Per Mission Refueling and Resupply Cost -- Crew Launch and Return -- Total -- Cost Reduction Strategies -- Asteroid Interception and Mining -- 12 Ceres and In Situ Resource Utilization -- Why Ceres? -- Surface Operations -- Mission Economics -- Initial Ship Delivery and Amortization -- Per Mission Resupply Cost -- Crew Launch and Return Cost -- Total -- In Situ Resource Utilization -- Water ({u2009}for Consumables and Propulsion) -- Regolith (for Shielding, Propulsion and Tools) -- Pykrete (for Surface Construction) -- 13 Venus and Mercury -- Venus -- Mission Economics -- Ship Delivery and Amortization -- Per Mission Resupply Costs -- Crew Launch and Return -- Total -- Mercury -- Mission Economics -- 14 A Vision of the Future -- Surface to LEO Launch Costs -- Electric Engine Performance -- Solar Photovoltaic Technology -- InflatableExpandable Structures -- High Speed Transit -- Space Stations and Bases Everywhere -- 15 Research Priorities -- Electric Engine Performance and Reliability -- Adapting Electric Engines to Vaporize Soil or Regolith for Propulsion -- Non-cryogenic Chemical Rockets -- In Situin Flight Fuel Generation for Chemical Rockets -- Solar Array MassAreaPower Density -- Artificial Gravity Designs
  • Oxygen Generation via Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition -- Oxygen Generation via Water Electrolysis -- Carbon Dioxide Uptake via Plants and Algae in Closed Loop Systems -- Carbon Dioxide to Methane Generation -- InflatableExpandable Habitats -- Pykrete Strength and Material Requirements -- Potential Applications in Space Mining and Planetary Defense -- Surface to LEO Launch Costs and Payload Capacity -- System-Wide Safety Analysis -- Appendix A Equations and Supporting Data -- Appendix BRecommended Reading -- Appendix CGlossary of Terms -- Index
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