Estimation of space transportation system Zenit-3SL competitiveness

1Doroshkevich, VK, 1Kuznetsov, VI, 2Kovalev, BA, 1Goldstein, Yu.M
1Institute of Technical Mechanics of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine and State Space Agency of Ukraine, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
2Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 2000, 6 ;(1):72–76
Publication Language: Russian
We analyze the competitiveness of the space transportation system Zenit-3SL in the global market of the commercial GEO-missions. The analysis is based on an original economic-mathematical model in which the summary cost of freights of competitive launchers is minimized. Our research within the framework of this model showed that Zenit-3SL has a potential possibility of assimilating up to 65 % of the GEO-missions market.
Keywords: economic-mathematical model, GEO-missions, Zenit-3SL
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