Accession Number:

AD0605929

Title:

DESCENT TRAJECTORIES FOR MANNED SPACE VEHICLES,

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TRW SPACE TECHNOLOGY LABS LOS ANGELES CALIF

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Report Date:

1958-06-20

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The problem of designing a manned space vehicle which must survive entry into the earths atmosphere is discussed from the systems point of view. In the design of such a vehicle peak deceleration loads become an important consideration. This aspect of the problem together with the aerodynamic heating and landing point dispersion factors is considered for two classes of re-entry bodies 1 returning low-altitude satellite, and 2 vehicles which re-entry at or near escape velocity such as circumlunar vehicles. Finally, the heat shielding problem is presented in detail along with some solutions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE