Accession Number:

ADA143320

Title:

Shuttle Detached Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Oct 82-30 Oct 83,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1983-12-30

Pagination or Media Count:

22.0

Abstract:

This report reports the results of a year-long in-house effort to investigate the potential utility and economic feasibility of developing a standard shuttle experiment support system to satisfy Air Force Geophysics Laboratory AFGL scientific requirements. It is shown that a shuttle detachable spacecraft capable of operating away from the orbiter environment, as well as attached in the cargo bay, maximizes its usefulness as an experiment support platform. A philosophy of minimum shuttle interface and efficient utilization of cargo bay volume is incorporated in an effort to reduce costs and provide greater flexibility for launch opportunities. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Guided Missile Trajectories, Accuracy and Ballistics
  • Air- and Space-Launched Guided Missiles
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE