Accession Number : AD0268631

Title :   RESEARCH STUDY TO DETERMINE PROPULSION REQUIREMENTS AND SYSTEMS FORSPACE MISSIONS. VOLUME IIA RESEARCH STUDIES (TEXT)

Corporate Author : AEROJET-GENERAL CORP AZUSA CALIF

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The mission-analysis section includes a study of space-propulsion requirements that are anticipated within the following general areas: Orbital corrections; Orbital rendezvous; Lunar and interplanetary trajectory corrections; Lunar and planetary orbiting maneuvers; and Lunar and Planetary landings and takeoffs. The systemconcepts section presents a comprehensive review of the general characteristics of propulsion systems considered applicable to various space-propulsion requirements. The following general types of propulsion systems were considered: Liquid-propellant chemical; Solidpropellant chemical; Hybrid chemical; Nuclear heat-transfer; and Electric propulsion systems. The types are further classified according to characteristics such as propellant types, chamber-pressure range, and nozzle-cooling method. Primary emphasis was placed on liquidpropellant chemical systems. An analysis termed mission/system classification summarizes the over-all space-propulsion requirements developed by the mission analysis work. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ROCKET PROPULSION, *SPACE FLIGHT, ELECTRIC PROPULSION, FLIGHT PATHS, GUIDANCE, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, HYBRID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, LANDING, LAUNCHING, LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, LUNAR PROBES, MANNED, MATHEMATICAL ANALYSIS, MATHEMATICAL PREDICTION, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, NUCLEAR PROPULSION, ORBITS, PROPULSION SYSTEMS, RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, ROCKET PROPELLANTS, SOLID ROCKET PROPELLANTS, SPACE PROBES, THRUST

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE