Accession Number:

AD0802348

Title:

RECOVERY SYSTEM - X7A-3 OPERATIONAL DESCRIPTION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LOCKHEED MISSILES AND SPACE CO INC SUNNYVALE CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1957-12-06

Pagination or Media Count:

5.0

Abstract:

The X7A-3 vehicle has a parachute recovery system. This parachute system consists of two parachutes, a supersonic drag parachute, and a supersonic main canopy. Upon initiation of the recovery sequence, this parachute system allows the vehicle to descend at a safe velocity and the vehicle lands on the nose recovery spike, remains in a vertical position, and is capable of being reflown.

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE