Accession Number : ADA326391

Title :   Free-Flying Magnetometer Launcher Conceptual Design.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH LAB ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND MD

Personal Author(s) : Condon, John A. ; Hollis, Michael S. ; Brandon, Fred J.

PDF Url : ADA326391

Report Date : MAY 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The need exists for a launch mechanism to propel a magnetometer (i.e., free-flying magnetometer FFM) from a high altitude sounding rocket or low earth-orbiting (LEO) satellite. Research has been conducted to conceptually design a unique launcher for this purpose. This launcher will provide the greatest degree of variability in FFM launch velocity and spin rate, according to the given requirements, and will allow for two distinct FFM spatial geometric launching orientations with respect to the major launch axis. Also, this launcher will be relatively easily integrated into existing or future space or rocket host vehicles.

Descriptors :   *SPACE LAUNCHED, *SOUNDING ROCKETS, *MAGNETOMETERS, MAGNETIC FIELDS, EARTH ORBITS, GUN LAUNCHERS, PROTOTYPES, SPINNING(MOTION), DESIGN CRITERIA, LAUNCH VEHICLES, SYNCHRONOUS SATELLITES, FREE FLIGHT, MAGNETIC DRIVES.

Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE