Accession Number : AD0802348

Title :   RECOVERY SYSTEM - X7A-3 OPERATIONAL DESCRIPTION,

Corporate Author : LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s) : Sluis, R. C. ; Kravetz, R.

Report Date : 06 DEC 1957

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The X7A-3 vehicle has a parachute recovery system. This parachute system consists of two parachutes, a supersonic drag parachute, and a supersonic main canopy. Upon initiation of the recovery sequence, this parachute system allows the vehicle to descend at a safe velocity and the vehicle lands on the nose recovery spike, remains in a vertical position, and is capable of being reflown.

Descriptors :   (*RAMJET TEST VEHICLES, RECOVERY), DROGUE PARACHUTES, SUPERSONIC CHARACTERISTICS, PARACHUTE DESCENTS, OPERATION, PARACHUTES.

Subject Categories : Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE