Accession Number : AD0677731

Title :   SELECTION OF UPPER STAGE PROPULSION SYSTEMS FOR SPACE VEHICLES,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s) : O'Rourke,N. W.

Report Date : 26 JUL 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 53

Abstract : The selection of a propulsion system involves systems and program considerations beyond the performance and weight analysis of power plants as such. There are excellent surveys of propulsion systems and this paper emphasizes the more general systems features. The selection of upper stage propulsion systems for space vehicles is considered with special emphasis on over-all systems considerations, including but not limited to performance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*AEROSPACE CRAFT, SPACE PROPULSION), (*SPACE PROPULSION, STATISTICAL ANALYSIS), SOLID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, HYBRID ROCKET ENGINES, SPACECRAFT NUCLEAR PROPULSION, ION ENGINES, SOLAR ROCKETS, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, WEIGHT, SPECIFIC IMPULSE, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), COST EFFECTIVENESS, MATHEMATICAL MODELS

Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion
      Nuclear Propulsion
      Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE