Aug 21 2014

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Searching high and higher for SLS missions

SLS doesn’t have much to do, after it has completed the mission for which it’s designed. Of course, this has been an issue since before the SLS was even on the drawing board.

So what’s too slow a pace of launch and what’s too fast a pace of launch?

It is understood that NASA believes one launch every two years is “too slow” and over two launches per year is “too fast” for missions in the 2020s, based on current SLS production limitations.

2 launches per year is too fast? Good thing there are no missions for SLS!

Possible future missions are a trip to Europa and a Mars Sample Return mission. Incidentally, in an online Space Systems Engineer class I took, here was my submission for a MSR mission, if you’re interested.

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