Accession Number : ADA004788

Title :   A Study of Very High Altitude Maneuvers Using Aerodynamic Forces. Volume I. Survey of Basic Concepts and the Principal Result.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 2 Jan 71-2 Jan 74,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER DEPT OF AEROSPACE ENGINEERING SCIENCES

Personal Author(s) : Busemann,Adolf ; Culp,Robert D.

Report Date : SEP 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : The University of Colorado, Department of Aerospace Engineering Sciences has conducted an extensive study of maneuvers using aerodynamic forces of vehicles at very high altitudes and orbital speeds. The results are contained in four volumes. This volume describes the assumptions and restrictions, summarizes the major results, and assesses the significance and the consequences of various parts of the study.

Descriptors :   *Aerospace craft, *Aerodynamic forces, *Transfer trajectories, Circular orbits, Elliptical orbit trajectories, Atmosphere entry, Lift, Asymptotic series, Lifting bodies

Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE