Accession Number : AD0485280
Title : USE OF A GLIDING UPPER STAGE TO ACHIEVE LARGE OFFSETS DURING ASCENT TO ORBIT,
Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA
Personal Author(s) : Fey, Wayne A.
Report Date : MAY 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 78
Abstract : The possibility of using a lifting upper stage vehicle in a boost-glide modein order to achieve large offsets during launch has been investigated. When the trajectory is properly optimized, large savings in velocity requirements are realized, compared with performing the offset maneuver by a direct ascent technique. Thus, the study had identified another area of utility for lifting vehicles. (Author)
Descriptors : (*BOOST GLIDE VEHICLES, ASCENT TRAJECTORIES), LAUNCH VEHICLES, LAUNCHING, OPTIMIZATION, VELOCITY, MANEUVERABILITY, AERODYNAMIC HEATING, EARTH(PLANET), ROTATION, TRANSFER TRAJECTORIES, RANGE(DISTANCE), LIFT, DRAG, TURNING FLIGHT, ORBITS, LOW ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, MATHEMATICAL MODELS.
Subject Categories : Astronautics
Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE