Accession Number:

ADD002846

Title:

Aircraft/Spacecraft Ground Accelerator.

Descriptive Note:

Patent,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-15

Pagination or Media Count:

4.0

Abstract:

The patent relates to an accelerator including a framework having an aerodynamic fairing shaped to provide positive pitch and directional stability and including a support and attachment system for holding a fully fueled horizontal takeoff space vehicle such that the negative structure loadings are reduced to a minimum. The running gear system includes a plurality of wheel tire sets with braking and decelerating systems associated therewith.

Subject Categories:

  • Terminal Flight Facilities
  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE