عنوان مقاله [English]
The major purpose of this paper is to present Space Launch System (SLS) family technology development from propulsion system aspect. Thus, the models of cost estimation for two types of propulsion systems (cryogenic and semi-cryogenic) are derived based on the statistical method and are then compared with each other. The SLS family modernization model includes five main steps:(1) SLS family propulsion system mass and energetic calculations; (2) Cost estimation and analysis; (3) Sensitivity analysis of propellant volume tanks; (4) Sensitivity analysis of propulsion system performance based on cost; (5) mass, energetic and cost calculations of cryogenic and semi-cryogenic propulsion systems. Finally, the results of the modernization methodology execution are verified by an existing propulsion system.
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