Using Shuttle-C for Space Station Freedom Assembly 881546

The transition from the current Shuttle Space Transportation System (STS) payload delivery capability to an advanced launch system has been the topic of several studies and proposals. The need for an early, reliable, low cost heavy lift vehicle has been identified and supported by NASA as a response to that need. This paper will provide a brief background and description of the Shuttle-C, and will primarily focus on cargo bay sizing and manifesting for one of the three identified design reference missions: Space Station Freedom assembly.


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