Accession Number : AD0769241
Title : ASTRO II Summary Report.
Descriptive Note : Rept. for Apr 68-Jun 70,
Corporate Author : AIL LOS ANGELES CALIF SEA-SPACE SYSTEMS DIV
Personal Author(s) : Batinovich,Kenneth M.
Report Date : JUN 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 29
Abstract : The report summarizes progress toward the realization of an expandable balloon for load-carrying missions. A discussion of small- and medium-scale design simulations undertaken to demonstrate the feasibility of a new approach to high-altitude flight utilizing the contractor's elastomeric balloon film, MERFILM-U is presented. In addition, the report includes a qualitative treatment of an extensive equipment-improvement effort carried out by the contractor to satisfy the quantitative material needs of a full-scale version of the ASTRO concept and a progress report on envelope construction and payload engineering for the first of three such full-scale prototypes. (Author)
Descriptors : (*Balloons, *Fabrication), Inflatable structures, Elastomers, Films, Balloon equipment, Payload, Flight testing
Subject Categories : Lighter-than-air Aircraft
Elastomers and Rubber
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE