Accession Number : AD0663912

Title :   THE ABC OF OUTER-SPACE PILOTING,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Merkulov,I.

Report Date : 28 JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : Spacecraft guidance, control, stabilization, correction, deceleration, and landing systems are discussed. It is noted that the exhaust velocity of a spacecraft is 2000 - 4000 m/sec and that a parachute-landing engine system was employed in the soft landing of the 'Voskhod' spacecraft. The engine was switched on when the spacecraft was close to the Earth's surface so that it decelerated the drop of the parachute reducing the velocity to a negligible value at the moment of landing.

Descriptors :   (*SPACECRAFT, USSR), SPACECRAFT COMPONENTS, ASTRONAUTICS, GUIDANCE, STABILIZATION SYSTEMS, LANDING GEAR, DECELERATION, SOFT LANDINGS, DROGUE PARACHUTES

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE