Accession Number:

AD0272847

Title:

RECENT SOVIET ADVANCES IN AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY

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RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

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Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

I ENTIFIERS LUNIK, SPUTNIK. T HE Soviet aero pace program has been developing in three well- efined, although i terrelated, phases--the earth-orbit l, the lunar, and t e interplanetary--with corresponding i crease in technological complexity. All phases re ai d a eventual manned in rplanet ry ravel. The curre t earth-orbital, or man-in-space, program, having receive h greatest emp asis, has perforce been the mos successful. In the interest of econo y and xp diency, t re is a trend in the Soviet Union toward the develop nt of mor powerful propul ion systems for launching space vehicles than heretofore used by combining rocket motors with special purpose turbojet and ramjet engines. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE