DEVELOPMENT TESTING OF SPACE VEHICLES
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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This report reviews the salient characteristics of various classes of spacecraft, unmanned and manned, present and future. The test objectives and testing techniques used for development of aerospace vehicles are discussed. This portion includes the range of required ground test facilities and the role that flight test programs play. The report also discusses the hypothetical ground test facilities that will be needed to test adequately the conceptual systems of the future, and concludes with the role of earth-orbiting research laboratories in the overall spectrum of flight testing.
- Unmanned Spacecraft
- Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles