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