Aircraft/Spacecraft Ground Accelerator.
DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE WASHINGTON D C
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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.
- Terminal Flight Facilities
- Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles