Accession Number : ADA339027
Title : Determination Criteria for Single Stage to Orbit
Corporate Author : UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA ORLANDO
Personal Author(s) : Thorpe, Douglas G.
PDF Url : ADA339027
Report Date : 01 APR 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 16
Abstract : The following exercise will determine the criteria for Single Stage to Orbit booster vehicles. To validate the assumptions and results several existing vehicles are examined. As a control the Manned Space Shuttle is used to calculate the equivalent orbital velocity. This velocity is then used to determine if the selected vehicle can achieve orbit and to calculate its payload capacity.
Descriptors : *EARTH ORBITS, *SPACE SHUTTLES, *SPACE PROPULSION, SPACE TECHNOLOGY, PAYLOAD, SPACE FLIGHT, SPACECRAFT TRAJECTORIES, BOOSTER ROCKET ENGINES, LAUNCH VEHICLES, MANNED SPACECRAFT.
Subject Categories : Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE