Longitudinal Control and Footprint Analysis for a Reusable Military Launch Vehicle
AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH AIR VEHICLES DIRECTORATE
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In this paper, we will examine a configuration for a reusable military launch vehicle RMLS concept. This configuration allows for the vehicle to land in an inverted attitude. Such inverted landing improves the turnaround time of the vehicle by reducing the maintenance requirements of the vehicles thermal protection system. An analysis is performed to examine the impacts by the configuration on stability, control, and footprint for an RMLS configuration.
- Unmanned Spacecraft