Acta Astronautica | Year: 2010
The paper describes the vision and potential roadmap alternatives of an ultrafast intercontinental passenger transport based on a rocket powered two-stage reusable vehicle. An operational scenario and the latest technical lay-out of the configuration's preliminary design including flight performance are described. The question of how the revolutionary ultrafast transport can be realized is addressed by an assessment of the different technological and programmatic roadmap alternatives. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Launcher | Date: 2016-04-15
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Acta Astronautica | Year: 2016
Among the problems raised by the presence of debris in Earth Orbit, the question of large derelict satellites in Geostationary Orbit (GEO) is of major importance. More than 1000 defunct GEO satellites cruise in the vicinity of this unique orbit and pose the question of orbital slot availability. It is proposed to use lasers in GEO to reorbit the large debris in the graveyard zone, some 300 km above GEO. The principle of orbital transfer by laser ablation is recalled, and two different methods are described. These lasers can also serve for small debris deorbiting and large debris nudging in Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Technical details are provided, as well as a preliminary mass budget. © 2015 IAA.
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Presentation created by Investment Manager from the Slovak startup and innovation studio. Experienced Launcher's team member, Michal Nešpor, held the speech at Startup Pirates event in Bratislava: worthful overview and explanation from the investment universe. The important aim of the presentation was to show aspiring entrepreneurs what is the business side of startups and how to understand terms as pitch, crowdfunding and investor's mindset. The worldwide event Startup Pirates is focused on such topics, at most to show new projects how to develop a business idea successfully.