Accession Number : ADA545862


Title :   Propulsion Systems


Descriptive Note : Book chapter


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA PROPULSION DIR/SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV/AEROPHYSICS BRANCH


Personal Author(s) : Leyva, Ivett A ; Young, Marcus ; Hargus, Jr , William A ; Van Allen, Richard ; Zakrzwski, Charles M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a545862.pdf


Report Date : 31 Mar 2011


Pagination or Media Count : 71


Abstract : This chapter starts with a review of the basic rocket performance parameters, the rocket equation and staging. Different classes of chemical rockets used for space propulsion are then examined. The System Design Elements section guides the reader on how to size common components for a conventional chemical propulsion system. Electric propulsion and other potential new systems are presented next. This chapter concludes with two examples of preliminary designs for a propulsion system.


Descriptors :   *SPACE PROPULSION , SOLAR ENERGY , SOLAR SAILS , TEXTBOOKS , PROPULSION SYSTEMS , ELECTRIC PROPULSION


Subject Categories : Electric and Ion Propulsion
      Nuclear Propulsion
      Rocket Engines


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE