Accession Number : AD0842577

Title :   Flight Test Report Atlas Missile 71D

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGOCA

PDF Url : AD0842577

Report Date : 31 OCT 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 87

Abstract : The primary purpose of this flight was to evaluate the performance of an Atlas missile when the guidance and discrete commands are performed by the all inertial guidance (AIG) system operating closed loop. Another first order objective was to recover the re-entry vehicle and evaluate the heat shield performance. Detailed objectives are listed along with comments relative to the degree of satisfaction of each.

Descriptors :   *SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, REENTRY VEHICLES, FLIGHT TESTING, OPTICAL EQUIPMENT, GUIDED MISSILE TRAJECTORIES, ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING), FEEDBACK, COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS, HEAT SHIELDS, GUIDED MISSILE TRACKING SYSTEMS, IMPACT PREDICTION, HYDRAULIC EQUIPMENT, ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT, ROCKET PROPULSION, GUIDED MISSILE COMPUTERS, MISS DISTANCE, PROPELLANT CONTROL, ALL INERTIAL GUIDANCE.

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE