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Centaur Interim Upper Stage (IUS) System Study. Volume 1. Executive Summary
Technical Report,01 Oct 1974,01 Jul 1975
GENERAL DYNAMICS SAN DIEGO CA SAN DIEGO United States
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The overall objective of this system study was to provide preliminary designs, airborne and ground interface definition, substantiated life-cycle cost estimates and total program definitions for a Centaur Interim Upper Stage IUS System. The IUS system consists of a primary propulsive stage a Centaur version, auxiliary propulsive stages when required, airborne support equipment, aerospace ground equipment, software, and unique facilities. Six alternative Centaur IUS programs were defined each satisfying DOD andor NASA requirements as specified in SAMSO document SR-IUS-100, Interim Upper Stage IUS System Requirements, Change 3, dated 4 April 1975. The IUS programs defined in the study incorporate a primary propulsive stage based on the existing D-1 Centaur vehicle used by NASA for Viking and by DOD for FleetSatComm.
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