Accession Number : AD0742984
Title : Chemical Orbit-to-Orbit Shuttle Task Summary.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. Jul 69-Sep 70,
Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF SYSTEMS ENGINEERING OPERATIONS
Personal Author(s) : Forslund,Gerald M.
Report Date : 25 SEP 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 43
Abstract : The feasibility of a single OOS configuration capable of performing the combined DOD/NASA mission requirements has been assessed. Two vehicle configurations have been identified, either of which can accomplish the mission spectrum when operated in a combination of single-stage reusable/expendable and tandem reusable (two stages) modes. Supporting mission/operational requirements, evolutionary vehicle conceptual designs, and resultant performance have been developed to support this conclusion. A representative development program, costing data, and technology for these veicles have bee specified. A major problem area, that of utilizing the space-based operational mode, has been identified and recommended for follow-on study. (Author)
Descriptors : (*RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, *MISSION PROFILES), LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES, SECOND-STAGE MOTORS, CIRCULAR ORBITS, LUNAR TRAJECTORIES, SPACE STATIONS, PAYLOAD, DESIGN, COSTS
Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE