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Space Launch Initiative

Index Space Launch Initiative

The Space Launch Initiative (SLI) was a NASA and U.S. Department of Defense joint research and technology project to determine the requirements to meet all the nation’s hypersonics, space launch and space technology needs. [1]

33 relations: Canoga Park, Los Angeles, Constellation program, Energia, Huntsville, Alabama, Hydrogen fuel, Hypersonic speed, John C. Stennis Space Center, K-1 (rocket), Kerosene, Liquid-propellant rocket, List of space launch system designs, Lockheed Martin X-33, Marshall Space Flight Center, NASA, NASA X-43, Northrop Grumman, Orbital Sciences X-34, Orbital Space Plane Program, Outline of space technology, RD-170, Reusable Booster System, Reusable launch system, Rocketdyne, Rocketplane Kistler, RS-68, RS-83, Space launch, SpaceX, Staged combustion cycle, TR-106, TR-107, United States Department of Defense, Vision for Space Exploration.

Canoga Park, Los Angeles

Canoga Park is a neighborhood in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Constellation program

The Constellation Program (abbreviated CxP) is a cancelled manned spaceflight program developed by NASA, the space agency of the United States, from 2005 to 2009.

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Energia

Energia (Энергия, Energiya, "Energy") (GRAU 11K25) was a Soviet rocket that was designed by NPO Energia to serve as a heavy-lift partially recoverable launch system for a variety of payloads including the Buran spacecraft.

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Huntsville, Alabama

Huntsville is a city located primarily in Madison County in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama.

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Hydrogen fuel

Hydrogen fuel is a zero-emission fuel when burned with oxygen.

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Hypersonic speed

In aerodynamics, a hypersonic speed is one that is highly supersonic.

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John C. Stennis Space Center

The John C. Stennis Space Center (SSC) is a NASA rocket testing facility.

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K-1 (rocket)

The Kistler K-1 launch vehicle was to have been a two-stage, fully reusable launch system aerospace vehicle in commercial development by Rocketplane Kistler.

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Kerosene

Kerosene, also known as paraffin, lamp oil, and coal oil (an obsolete term), is a combustible hydrocarbon liquid which is derived from petroleum.

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Liquid-propellant rocket

A liquid-propellant rocket or liquid rocket is a rocket engine that uses liquid propellants.

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List of space launch system designs

List of space launch system designs covers designs and concepts for rockets and other vehicles for sending payloads into space.

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Lockheed Martin X-33

The Lockheed Martin X-33 was an unmanned, sub-scale technology demonstrator suborbital spaceplane developed in the 1990s under the U.S. government-funded Space Launch Initiative program.

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Marshall Space Flight Center

The George C. Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC), located in Huntsville, Alabama, is the U.S. government's civilian rocketry and spacecraft propulsion research center.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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NASA X-43

The X-43 was an experimental unmanned hypersonic aircraft with multiple planned scale variations meant to test various aspects of hypersonic flight.

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Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase of Grumman.

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Orbital Sciences X-34

The Orbital Sciences X-34 was intended to be a low-cost testbed for demonstrating "key technologies" which could be integrated into the Reusable Launch Vehicle program.

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Orbital Space Plane Program

The Orbital Space Plane (OSP) program was a NASA concept in the early 2000s designed to support the International Space Station requirements for crew rescue, crew transport and contingency cargo such as supplies, food and other needed equipment.

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Outline of space technology

Space technology is technology developed by space science or the aerospace industry for use in spaceflight, satellites, or space exploration.

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RD-170

The RD-170 (РД-170, Ракетный Двигатель-170, Rocket Engine-170) is the world's most powerful liquid-fuel rocket engine, designed and produced in the Soviet Union by NPO Energomash for use with the Energia launch vehicle.

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Reusable Booster System

The Reusable Booster System (RBS) was a United States Air Force research program, circa 2010 to 2012, to develop a new prototype vertical-takeoff, horizontal-landing (VTHL) reusable booster and a new prototype expendable second stage to replace the existing Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles (EELV) after 2025.

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Reusable launch system

A reusable launch system (RLS, or reusable launch vehicle, RLV) is a space launch system intended to allow for recovery of all or part of the system for later reuse.

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Rocketdyne

Rocketdyne was an American rocket engine design and production company headquartered in Canoga Park, in the western San Fernando Valley of suburban Los Angeles, in southern California.

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Rocketplane Kistler

Rocketplane Kistler (RpK) was a reusable launch system firm originally based in Oklahoma.

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RS-68

The Aerojet Rocketdyne (formerly Rocketdyne and later Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne) RS-68 (Rocket System 68) is a liquid-fuel rocket engine that uses liquid hydrogen (LH2) and liquid oxygen (LOX) as propellants in a gas-generator power cycle.

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RS-83

The RS-83 was a rocket engine design for a reusable liquid hydrogen/liquid oxygen rocket larger and more powerful than any other.

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Space launch

Space launch is the earliest part of a flight that reaches space.

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SpaceX

Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California.

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Staged combustion cycle

The staged combustion cycle (sometimes known as topping cycle or preburner cycle) is a power cycle of a bipropellant rocket engine.

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TR-106

The TR-106 or Low Cost Pintle Engine (LCPE) was a developmental rocket engine designed by TRW under the Space Launch Initiative to reduce the cost of launch services and space flight.

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TR-107

The TR-107 is a developmental rocket engine designed in 2002 by Northrop Grumman for NASA and DoD funded Space Launch Initiative.

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United States Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DoD, USDOD, or DOD) is an executive branch department of the federal government of the United States charged with coordinating and supervising all agencies and functions of the government concerned directly with national security and the United States Armed Forces.

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Vision for Space Exploration

The Vision for Space Exploration (VSE) was a plan for space exploration announced on January 14, 2004 by President George W. Bush.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Launch_Initiative

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