Accession Number:

ADB189157

Title:

An Approximate Solution for Rocket Flight with Linear-Tangent Thrust Attitude Control

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND OH LEWIS RESEARCH CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1959-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

This note presents an approximate solution to the equations of motion written with linear-tangent thrust attitude control. The usefullness of this solution is evaluated by comparison with accurate numerical integration. This comparison shows that the solution gives accuracies sufficient for preliminary calculations for satellite boost vehicles and has a four speed advantage over numerical integration of the same accuracy level.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Rocket Engines
  • Spacecraft Trajectories and Reentry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE