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
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE