Accession Number : ADD002846

Title :   Aircraft/Spacecraft Ground Accelerator.

Descriptive Note : Patent,

Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s) : Walker,William H

Report Date : 15 Jun 1976

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The patent relates to an accelerator including a framework having an aerodynamic fairing shaped to provide positive pitch and directional stability and including a support and attachment system for holding a fully fueled horizontal takeoff space vehicle such that the negative structure loadings are reduced to a minimum. The running gear system includes a plurality of wheel tire sets with braking and decelerating systems associated therewith.

Descriptors :   *Aircraft, *Spacecraft, *Surface launching, *Patents, Launchers, Acceleration, Hydraulic equipment, Deceleration, Fairings

Subject Categories : Terminal Flight Facilities
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE