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Table of Contents
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DIRECT Implements the Policy within the Available Budget
What is Jupiter?
Jupiter ‘is’ the Historic NASA STS Derived Approach
The Jupiter Core Booster has Already Passed a NASA PDR
Jupiter Builds upon Existing STS Hardware
DIRECT Creates New Capabilities at a Lower Cost
Two Different Launch Systems “Busts the Budget”
DIRECT’s One Launch System Comfortably Fits the Budget
DIRECT Eliminates the Workforce & Flight “GAP” at KSC
DIRECT Improves Mission Safety, Not Just Launch Safety
Jupiter Opens New Classes of Space Exploration Missions
Jupiter Opens New Classes of Earth Focused Missions
Jupiter will Lower the Cost to Orbit Significantly over STS
Jupiter will Also Lower the Cost of Spacecraft
The ESAS Appendix Confirms our Lunar Performance
What About the Performance Needed for Mars?
Wernher Von Braun Figured out Performance 46 Years Ago
Propellant Depots are the Bridge to Long Range Exploration
Even now DIRECT is still our Best Option to:
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Why DIRECT is Important
Jupiter is a More Capable & Safer Shuttle Replacement
Jupiter Removes the Limits of Current Launch Systems
DIRECT Provides a Smooth Transition from the Ares
DIRECT ‘s Proven Heritage Improves Safety, Cost and Time
DIRECT Closes the Flight, Workforce and Performance Gap
DIRECT Transforms the ISS into a Bridge to the VSE
The ISS has a New Life as a Platform for Testing Habitats
The Jupiter-130 Protects All Our Options Going Forward
One Option Protected is Breakthrough Missions Beyond Earth
Jupiter-241 (SSME/J-2X)
NASA Admits the Benefits of One Launch System*
Jupiter Enables an Apollo-8 Mission by 2014
Jupiter Enables an Apollo-8 Mission by 2014
Senior NASA Management Assessment of DIRECT is Wrong
Engineering Experts Disagree with Senior NASA Management
DIRECT Performance and Cost Trade Space
DIRECT’s Phase 2 Baseline EOR-LOR Lunar Architecture
Expanded Performance via a Propellant Depot Architecture
EOR-LOR with Staged TLI
EML Architecture
The Jupiter Core is the Path that Leads to all Better Options
Jupiter Enables an Efficient Clean Pad Approach
Shuttle-C Continues all the Inefficiencies of the Shuttle
The Critical Decisions before America Right Now
DIRECT Continuously Increases our Exploration Capability
DIRECT Roadmap
The Next 3 Months will Determine the Next 3 Decades
DIRECT - Phase 1ISS and LEO OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option 1Jupiter-120
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DIRECT - Phase 1ISS and LEO OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option 2(Recommended)Jupiter-130
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DIRECT - Phase 1ISS and LEO OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option 3Jupiter-120 Heavy
DIRECT - Phase 1ISS and LEO OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option 4Jupiter-130 Heavy
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option AJupiter-241(J-2X)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option BJupiter-244(RL-60)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option CJupiter-246(RL-10A-4-2)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option D(Recommended)Jupiter-246(RL-10B-2)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option EJupiter-247(RL-10A-4-2)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option FJupiter-241 Heavy(J-2X)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option G(Alternative Recommendation) Jupiter-244 Heavy(RL-60)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option HJupiter-246 Heavy(RL-10A-4-2)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option IJupiter-246 Heavy(RL-10B-2)
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DIRECT - Phase 2Exploration OperationsLaunch Vehicle Option JJupiter-247 Heavy(RL-10A-4-2)
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Document Text Contents
Page 1

DIRECT – Safer, Simpler and Sooner

Presentation before the
Review of U.S. Human Space Flight Plans

Committee
Washington DC, June 17th 2009

www.directlauncher.com

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DIRECT Implements the Policy within the Available Budget

Develop a heavy-lift launch vehicle using the personnel
and infrastructure of the Shuttle

Minimize the Gap between the Shuttle retirement and its
replacement

Learn how to mitigate the effects of space on the humans

Returning Americans to the Moon no later than 2020

Build the base for human surface missions to Mars on a
timetable that is technically and fiscally possible

2005 NASA Authorization Act

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DIRECT - Phase 1

ISS and LEO Operations

Launch Vehicle Option 2
(Recommended)

Jupiter-130

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