Considerations for the Development of a Commercial Spaceport

by Ralph W. Christie, Jr., United Engineers & Constructors, Inc, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering, Construction, and Operations in Space II


Several states and countries are currently reviewing the feasibility of developing a commercial spaceport in their homeland. United Engineers & Constructors Inc. completed an extensive feasibility study in February 1989, which evaluated the development of a commercial spaceport in Florida. The author, who was the Project Manager for Spaceport Florida, provides an overview of the issues, methods and findings which are contained in the study. In addition, he presents ideas on what analyses and implementation steps should be considered when developing plans for a commercial spaceport.

Subject Headings: Feasibility studies | Aircraft and spacecraft | Launching and landing | Vehicles | Project management | Orbits | Managers | Florida | United States

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