Accession Number:

ADB143755

Title:

Spaceplane Technology and Research (STAR)

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Dec 83-Jul 84

Corporate Author:

DCS CORP ALEXANDRIA VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

164.0

Abstract:

This report presents the results of the preliminary analysis of the potential of a small, new, generic type of manned spaceplane as a military, manned research vehicle. A specific spaceplane research vehicle configuration, termed the Space Cruiser is presented. The Space Cruiser is designed for full- envelope cislunar Earth-moon space, Transatmospheric, and endoatmospheric flight research. Man-in-space, vehicular research and research on internal and external payloads would extend to manned space vehicles, the Space Shuttle, unmanned space vehicles, space station, space structures, transatmospheric and endoatmospheric vehicles. Results of a nation-wide preliminary survey for research and technology tasks for the Space Cruiser are reported. Initial planning for developmental and operational programs is presented. Keywords Research vehicle, Research aircraft, Spaceplane, Manned spacecraft, Space cruiser, Hypersonic research vehicle, Spaceplane technology and research. sdw

Subject Categories:

  • Astronautics
  • Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE