Accession Number : ADA018215

Title :   Department of Defense Space Transportation System Mission Operations Systems Definition Mission Assessment Report: Operations Design Mission A.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar 17-Nov 75.


Report Date : 17 NOV 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 294

Abstract : This report presents the results of analysis of a near term DOD geosynchronous equatorial payload deployment mission utilizing the Space Shuttle vehicle in conjunction with an Interim Upper Stage (IUS). This baseline issue of the report concentrates on development of a nominal mission plan for a particular launch data and time. Such items as attitude timelines, approximate RCS/OMS propellant utilization histories, ground tracks, ground station coverage time-lines and navigation accuracy at IUS deployment opportunities are included. Principal emphasis is placed on development of an IUS development timeline for near term missions. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Space transportation, *Space shuttles, *Space crews, *Space missions, Solid propellant rocket engines, Space flight, Synchronous satellites, Equatorial orbits, Payload, Deployment, Communication and radio systems, Planning, Feasibility studies, Surface to space, Ground support, Ground support equipment, Satellite attitude, Navigation computers, Doppler navigation, Space to surface, Landing, Reusable equipment, Trade off analyses, Department of Defense

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE