Accession Number:

ADA230434

Title:

Technical Evaluation Report on the Flight Mechanics Panel Symposium on the Flight Mechanics Panel Symposium on Space Vehicle Flight Mechanics (La Mecanique du Vol des Vehicules Spatiaux)

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ADVISORY GROUP FOR AEROSPACE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT NEUILLY-SUR-SEINE (FRANCE)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

In recent years, manned flights into low earth orbits have been made both for scientific study and for the placement of unmanned satellites into geosynchronous orbits and also into interplanetary orbits. Efforts are currently under way to place man into orbit on a semi-permanent basis through use of a space station. At the same time,the aerospace industry worldwide is considering the extension from supersonic flight of advanced fighter aircraft to the hypersonic flight of a future aerospace plane. To meet the challenges of the many technical problems to be solved in this new area, the Flight Mechanics Panel sponsored its first symposium on Space Vehicle Flight Mechanics, held in Luxembourg, from Nov 13 to 16, 1989. Its purpose was to examine the flight mechanics of vehicles in space and in the upper layer of the atmosphere and to identify the areas of technology relevant to the Flight Mechanics Panel. This technical evaluation report evaluates the presentations and discussions in each of the five sessions of the symposium.

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE