BASIC RESEARCH PROGRAM. RAIL GUN
Semiannual technical rept. 1 Jul-31 Dec 1961
DEPUTY COMMANDER AEROSPACE SYSTEMS INGLEWOOD CA
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The performance of a rail gun propulsion system is examined from the standpoint of a satellite attitude control device. Estimates of the propulsive performance of the gun are made which are related to a rotation and angular acceleration that could be imparted to a given satellite. Some results are presented that would allow forA WEIGHT ESTIMATION OF A SPECIFIC SYSTEM. Finally, some preliminary experimental data relative to the propulsive capability of the rail gun are presented.