Accession Number:

AD0262599

Title:

ON ROCKET AIRCRAFT INTO SPACE

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FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

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Report Date:

1961-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

,SS, Flight paths, Rocket motors, Space flight, Liquid rocket propellants, Astronautics. The development of space flights confronts science and technology with many complex problems in the domain of designing and engineering. One of these problems, which is most difficult, consists in launching the manned flying craft and returning them to the Earth. In conjunction with this fact there is an increasing interest in hypersonic flying craft which constitutes seemingly a missing link between modern aircraftAND THE FUTURE SPACE SHIPS. These flying craft represent a combination of the glider and the rocket powerplant and are called quite frequently the hypersonic rocket aircraft. They are capable of developing a speed exceeding by many times the speed of sound. The concept of a rocket aircraft is based on the following proposition the acceleration of the glider in the initial section of the trajectory to hypersonic speeds, exceeding the speed of sound by the factor of 7 and more, results in the accumulation of such an amount of kinetic and potential energy which can insure a further flight over a tremendous distance without any additional application of thrust. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE