Date of Award
Master of Science
Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Steven G. Tragesser, PhD
This thesis explores the possibility of establishing an Australian indigenous space launch capability through developing and examining an Australian space launch program model. The model is based around launch site location, vehicle design, program duration, and the percentage Australian indigenous input into the program. The model was optimised in an effort maximise the benefits of such a capability, namely political prestige, security and in country technological base, while minimising the program's overall cost.
DTIC Accession Number
Rogers, Anthony J., "Concept Exploration of an Australian Indigenous Space Launch Capability" (2001). Theses and Dissertations. 4683.