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Main Title Feasibility of Producing Commodities and Electricity for Space Shuttle Operations at Vandenberg Air Force Base.
Author Murin, P. J. ; Ferland, K. A. ; Jones, A. F. ; Husband, S. N. ; Leonard, R. L. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Industrial Environmental Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1984
Report Number RAD-84-203-001-80-21; EPA-68-02-3171; EPA/600/7-84/100;
Stock Number PB85-137099
Additional Subjects Spacecraft launching bases ; Feasibility ; Electric power generation ; Gas production ; Hydrogen ; Liquid propellants ; Cost analysis ; Space shuttles
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB85-137099 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 287p
The report gives results of a preliminary screening study of the technical and economic feasibility of the on-site production of commodities (liquid propellant and gases) and electricity to support space shuttle launch activities at Vandenberg Air Force Base (VAFB). Both commercial and developing systems were considered. Systems to supply electricity were considered to meet continuous electricity demands only, critical launch demands only, or both continuous and critical launch demands. In addition to systems to supply commodities only, several systems to produce both commodities and electricity were considered. All systems were evaluated for technical risk, conversion efficiency, environmental impacts, reliability, and economics.