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Project Title: Reusable Booster System: Review and Assessment

PIN: DEPS-ASEB-10-04         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Aeronautics & Space Engineering Board DEPS
Air Force Studies Board DEPS

Wendt, John

Subject/Focus Area:
National Security and Defense; Space and Aeronautics

Reusable Booster System: Review and Assessment
February 15, 2012 - February 17, 2012
SCITOR Corporation
Colorado Springs, CO

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Terri Baker
Phone: (202) 334-3477


Tentative Draft Agenda (as 0f 1/31/2012)

Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Open Session

10:00 a.m.

10:30 a.m.
Perspective on the Need for the Study Dr. Douglas Beason, AFSPC/ST

11:00 a.m.
AF Launch Requirements Maj. Israel Figueroa, AFSPC/A5RL


1:00 p.m.
AF Space Lift Development Planning Ken Hampsten, AFSPC SMC/XRD

2:00 p.m.
AFRL Perspective on Reusable Boosters and RBS S&T Program
Bruce Thieman, AFRL/RBS

3:30 p.m.

4:00 p.m.
Discussion then working Dinner

Thursday, February 16, 2012

7:30 a.m.
Room Opens

8:30 a.m.
Hydrocarbon Boost Technology Program Michael Huggins, AFRL

9:30 a.m
PWR Engine Work Art Weiss and Brian Anderson, PWR

10:30 a.m.

10:45 a.m.
Aerojet Engine Work James Long, Aerojet Corp

12:00 noon

1:00 p.m.
Astrox Studies on RBS-type Systems Dr. Kip Tarpley, Astrox

2:00 p.m.

Friday, February 17, 2012
7:30 a.m.
Room Opens

8:30 a.m.
NASA viewpoint on reusable stages and LOX/HC engines
Garry Lyles, NASA Marshall (telecom)


The following information is provided for any members of the general public who may be in attendance:

This meeting is being held to gather information to help the committee conduct its study. This committee will examine the information and material obtained during this, and other public meetings, in an effort to inform its work. Although opinions may be stated and lively discussion may ensue, no conclusions are being drawn at this time and no recommendations will be made. In fact, the committee will deliberate thoroughly before writing its draft report. Moreover, once the draft report is written, it must go through a rigorous review by experts who are anonymous to the committee, and the committee then must respond to this review with appropriate revisions that adequately satisfy the Academy’s Report Review committee and the chair of the NRC before it is considered an NRC report. Therefore, observers who draw conclusions about the committee’s work based on today’s discussions will be doing so prematurely.

Furthermore, individual committee members often engage in discussion and questioning for the specific purpose of probing an issue and sharpening an argument. The comments of any given committee member may not necessarily reflect the position he or she may actually hold on the subject under discussion, to say nothing of that person’s future position as it may evolve in the course of the project. Any inferences about an individual’s position regarding findings or recommendations in the final report are therefore also premature.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
David Van Wie
Yvonne Brill (by phone)
Allan Burman
Edward Bock
David Byers
Leonard Caveny
Mark Jacobs
Thomas Lee
Kumar Patel
Diane Roussel-Dupre
Robert Sackheim
Pol Spanos
Mitchell Walker
Ben Zinn.

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Discussion on presentations. Planning and speakers for Meeting #2. Possible place and dates for Meeting #3. Overall schedule for project.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
No written documents were distributed to the committee members during the closed session.

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: February 21, 2012