Accession Number:

AD0681763

Title:

ORBITING ASTRONOMICAL OBSERVATORY, HANDLING EQUIPMENT STUDY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-05-30

Pagination or Media Count:

42.0

Abstract:

The report is compiled to illustrate the interface requirements as understood by GDA and estimate the extent of the task for handling of the Orbiting Astronomical Observatory from its place of assembly and checkout until it is installed on the booster in the Service Tower at Complex 12, AMR. A study of the various missile configurations that must be accomodated in the service tower and proposed minimum modifications to the service tower are presented. A method is also presented for handling the spacecraft, encapsulated, in the nose fairing, and its transportation from assembly area to its junction with the booster in the Service Tower. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE