Accession Number : ADA194332

Title :   Soviet Space Program Handbook.

Descriptive Note : Student rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR COMMAND AND STAFF COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Longstaffe, Roy

PDF Url : ADA194332

Report Date : Apr 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 90

Abstract : This study establishes the need for a handbook on the Soviet space program. The first section describes the three Soviet space launch sites. The second describes the operational Soviet space launch vehicles including their dimensions, capabilities, and payloads. Each major Soviet satellite program is then described in detail. Included here are orbital parameters, constellation sizes and phasings, mission profiles, and vehicle descriptions. And finally, the handbook contains several useful appendices such as launch azimuth vs. inclination graphs for each launch site, a geosynchronous coverage schematic, and several historical analyses.

Descriptors :   *SPACE SCIENCES, *USSR, ARTIFICIAL SATELLITES, AZIMUTH, GRAPHS, HANDBOOKS, LAUNCHING, LAUNCHING SITES, MISSION PROFILES, ORBITS, PARAMETERS, SLOPE, SYNCHRONISM, VEHICLES, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACECRAFT, SPACE BASED

Subject Categories : Astronautics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE