Accession Number:

AD0485280

Title:

USE OF A GLIDING UPPER STAGE TO ACHIEVE LARGE OFFSETS DURING ASCENT TO ORBIT,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

78.0

Abstract:

The possibility of using a lifting upper stage vehicle in a boost-glide modein order to achieve large offsets during launch has been investigated. When the trajectory is properly optimized, large savings in velocity requirements are realized, compared with performing the offset maneuver by a direct ascent technique. Thus, the study had identified another area of utility for lifting vehicles. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Unmanned Spacecraft
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry
  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE