Accession Number:

AD0255766

Title:

STUDY OF SOFT RECOVERY

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SPACE RECOVERY SYSTEMS INC EL SEGUNDO CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The feasibility of recovering a guidance system test vehicle from a single-stage boosted flight using XM-33 and XM-12 boosters is investigated and established. A recovery method is proposed using a variable area drag brake, a parachute system, and aerial snatch by helicopter. Attitude stabilization of the payload during the entire flight is provided by a hot gas reaction control system in conjunction with the guidance system used during the boost phase. Preliminary designs for the necessary subsystems and for the over-all payload and recovery vehicle have been completed and the associated weights and volumes have been estimated. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE