Accession Number : ADA323109

Title :   Contributions of Balloon Operations to Research and Development at the Air Force Missile Development Center Holloman Air Force Base, N. Mex 1947-1958.

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE MISSILE DEVELOPMENT CENTER HOLLOMAN AFB NM

PDF Url : ADA323109

Report Date : 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 165

Abstract : Among the many activities at the Air Force Missile Development Center contributing to the expanding fields of guided missiles and space technology, that of the Balloon Branch is among the more important. Upon first consideration, the contributions of ballooning may seem detached from the development of missile weapon systems or the conquest of space. Actually, the connection is direct and of greatest importance. Over the past twelve years the accomplishments of Holloman's Balloon Branch have contributed significantly to the work of many other units; various missile projects, research in space biology and biodynamics, the exploration of the upper atmosphere, and the development of artificial cabin environments which will be required for manned space flight. In addition, they have materially furthered the entire state of the art of ballooning, itself. The historical monograph presented here carefully documents the contributions of twelve years of balloon operations at this major test, research, and development center.

Descriptors :   *BALLOONS, *TARGET DRONES, FLIGHT TESTING, MILITARY REQUIREMENTS, WEAPON SYSTEMS, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AIR FORCE FACILITIES, AIR TO AIR MISSILES, GUIDED MISSILE TARGETS, AIR FORCE OPERATIONS, UPPER ATMOSPHERE, SURFACE LAUNCHED.

Subject Categories : Military Aircraft Operations
      Lighter-than-air Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE