Accession Number : ADA019274

Title :   DOD/STS Mission Operations Systems Definition Mission Assessment Report: Operations Design Mission B.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Mar-16 Dec 75.

Corporate Author : TRW SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CALIF

Report Date : 16 DEC 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 262

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

Descriptors :   *Space shuttles, *Space missions, *Space transportation, Payload, Space crews, Ground support equipment, Trade off analyses, Deployment, Space navigation, Solid rocket propellants, Covariance, Assessment

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft
      Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE