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An integrated solution for space shuttle launching ramp

An integrated solution for space shuttle launching ramp The purpose of this study is to select the most appropriate city in Turkey for space shuttle launching ramp.Design/methodology/approachIn the proposed approach, an integrated methodology is used. The SWARA method is used in the first phase of the solution for determining criteria’s importance weights. Based on the criteria weights obtained by the SWARA method, the WASPAS method is used for selecting the best alternative.FindingsMugla is selected for the most suitable city for the first space shuttle launching pad according to determined criteria and proposed model.Research limitations/implicationsAlthough there are 81 cities in Turkey, 4 alternatives were selected for evaluation. It is possible to eliminate this limitation by the future studies with the implementation of proposed model to entire of Turkey.Practical implicationsThis proposed model can be used by the countries which want to have a new or first space shuttle launching ramp in the world.Originality/valueAlthough some climatic conditions are pointed out on the location of the space shuttle launching ramp, in literature, there is not a comprehensive and detailed evaluation example as much as the model proposed in this study. Therefore, this study is the first in terms of the proposed model and applied techniques in the sectoral sense. In addition, the study is also a guide for solving the original model which is revealed in the selection of the most suitable alternative city for space shuttle launching ramp by different multi-criteria decision-making methods. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace Technology Emerald Publishing

An integrated solution for space shuttle launching ramp

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
© Emerald Publishing Limited
ISSN
1748-8842
DOI
10.1108/aeat-10-2018-0257
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Abstract

The purpose of this study is to select the most appropriate city in Turkey for space shuttle launching ramp.Design/methodology/approachIn the proposed approach, an integrated methodology is used. The SWARA method is used in the first phase of the solution for determining criteria’s importance weights. Based on the criteria weights obtained by the SWARA method, the WASPAS method is used for selecting the best alternative.FindingsMugla is selected for the most suitable city for the first space shuttle launching pad according to determined criteria and proposed model.Research limitations/implicationsAlthough there are 81 cities in Turkey, 4 alternatives were selected for evaluation. It is possible to eliminate this limitation by the future studies with the implementation of proposed model to entire of Turkey.Practical implicationsThis proposed model can be used by the countries which want to have a new or first space shuttle launching ramp in the world.Originality/valueAlthough some climatic conditions are pointed out on the location of the space shuttle launching ramp, in literature, there is not a comprehensive and detailed evaluation example as much as the model proposed in this study. Therefore, this study is the first in terms of the proposed model and applied techniques in the sectoral sense. In addition, the study is also a guide for solving the original model which is revealed in the selection of the most suitable alternative city for space shuttle launching ramp by different multi-criteria decision-making methods.

Journal

Aircraft Engineering and Aerospace TechnologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Aug 15, 2019

Keywords: MCDM; WASPAS; Space exploration; Space launching ramp; SWARA

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