Accession Number:

AD0750554

Title:

Advanced Propulsion Concepts - Project Outgrowth

Descriptive Note:

Survey rept. 1 Jan-31 Dec 1970

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1972-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

274.0

Abstract:

A study was conducted by an ad hoc group within the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory during the calendar year of 1970 in an attempt to predict the major propulsion developments that may occur in the next 30 to 40 years. The report evaluates the future of conventional chemical rocketry based on thermodynamic principles and revolutionary conceptual approaches to system applications. Advanced concepts falling under the general headings of Thermal, Field and Photon Propulsion are evaluated to a degree necessary to define their potential. The report does not define a long list of very near-term technology program subjects, but is designed to encourage and motivate talented and interested scientists and engineers to once again strive for advanced propulsion concepts.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric and Ion Propulsion
  • Nuclear Propulsion
  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE