The Development of Propulsion Technology for U S Space launch Vehicles

The Development of Propulsion Technology for U S  Space launch Vehicles

News Release 62-66, "First Launch of Centaur Vehicle Scheduled," Apr. 3, 1962,
NASM Archives, folder OA-40107-01, "Atlas Centaur Launch Vehicle"; General
Dynamics/Astronautics, "Centaur Primer" (see chap. 2, n. 35). 3. Sloop, Liquid ...

Author: J. D. Hunley

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 160344453X

Category: Launch vehicles (Astronautics)

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In this definitive study, J. D. Hunley traces launch-vehicle technology from Goddard's early rockets through the Titan IVA and the Space Shuttle, with a focus on space-launch vehicles. Focusing especially on the engineering culture of the program, Hunley communicates the very human side of technological development by means of anecdotes, character sketches, and case studies of problems faced by rocket engineers. He shows how such a highly adaptive approach enabled the evolution of a hugely complicated technology that was impressive--but decidedly not rocket science.
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Space Launch Vehicles

Space Launch Vehicles

STUDY OF DOD AND NASA LAUNCH VEHICLE REQUIREMENTS First , I would
like to talk about the study referred to by Secretary Vance and Mr . Webb which
the launch vehicle panel of the AACB recently conducted . Background For some
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Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B642829

Category: Launch vehicles (Astronautics)

Page: 138

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Reviews development of the national space program and considers what type of launch vehicle systems will be needed in the future.
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Commercial Launch Vehicles NASA Taking Measures to Manage Delays and Risks Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics Committee on Science Space and Technology U S House of Representatives

Commercial Launch Vehicles  NASA Taking Measures to Manage Delays and Risks  Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics  Committee on Science  Space and Technology  U S  House of Representatives

... space vehicles alone.2 The Ares I project, which was originally intended to be
operational in 2010 and to fill the gap between the retirement of the Space
Shuttle program and the availability of the COTS vehicles, pushed its launch
readiness ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781437986693

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Launch Vehicle Estimating Factors for Advance Mission Planning

Launch Vehicle Estimating Factors for Advance Mission Planning

United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. CHAPTER 5 :
GENERALIZED PERFORMANCE OF EXPENDABLE LAUNCH VEHICLES
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Author: United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105012120734

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The Test and Launch Control Technology for Launch Vehicles

The Test and Launch Control Technology for Launch Vehicles

This book presents technologies and solutions related to the test and launch control of rockets and other vehicles, and offers the first comprehensive and systematic introduction to the contributions of the Chinese Long March (Chang Zheng ...

Author: Zhengyu Song

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ISBN: 981108713X

Category: Launch vehicles (Astronautics)

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This book presents technologies and solutions related to the test and launch control of rockets and other vehicles, and offers the first comprehensive and systematic introduction to the contributions of the Chinese Long March (Chang Zheng in Chinese, or abbreviated as CZ) rockets in this field. Moreover, it discusses the role of this technology in responsive, reliable, and economical access to space, which is essential for the competitiveness of rockets. The need for rapid development of the aerospace industry for both governmental and commercial projects is addressed. This book is a valuable reference resource for practitioners, and many examples and resources are included, not only from Chinese rockets but also from many other vehicles. It covers guidelines, technologies, and solutions on testing and launch control before rocket takeoff, covering equipment-level testing, system-level testing, simulation tests, etc.
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Access to space issues associated with DOD s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program report to the Chairman Subcommittee on National Security Committee on Appropriations House of Representatives

Access to space issues associated with DOD s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program   report to the Chairman  Subcommittee on National Security  Committee on Appropriations  House of Representatives

An initial quantity of 29 launch vehicles is estimated to cost about $1.5 billion. In
addition ... Reducing the cost of launching satellites into orbit is the paramount
objective of the Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program. However, DOD ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428977280

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Reusable Launch Vehicle

Reusable Launch Vehicle

Technology Development and Test Program National Research Council, Division
on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Commission on Engineering and
Technical Systems, Committee on Reusable Launch Vehicle Technology and
Test ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309054379

Category: Science

Page: 98

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The key to opening the use of space to private enterprise and to broader public uses lies in reducing the cost of the transportation to space. More routine, affordable access to space will entail aircraft-like quick turnaround and reliable operations. Currently, the space Shuttle is the only reusable launch vehicle, and even parts of it are expendable while other parts require frequent and extensive refurbishment. NASA's highest priority new activity, the Reusable Launch Vehicle program, is directed toward developing technologies to enable a new generation of space launchers, perhaps but not necessarily with single stage to orbit capability. This book assesses whether the technology development, test and analysis programs in propulsion and materials-related technologies are properly constituted to provide the information required to support a December 1996 decision to build the X-33, a technology demonstrator vehicle; and suggest, as appropriate, necessary changes in these programs to ensure that they will support vehicle feasibility goals.
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The Soyuz Launch Vehicle

The Soyuz Launch Vehicle

In the realm of space launch vehicles, the most remarkable machine is without a
doubt the rocket known today as the Soyuz (meaning “Union” in Russian).
Developed after the Second World War, it became the first intercontinental
ballistic ...

Author: Christian Lardier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461454595

Category: Technology & Engineering

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“The Soyuz Launch Vehicle” tells the story, for the first time in a single English-language book, of the extremely successful Soyuz launch vehicle. Built as the world’s first intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), Soyuz was adapted to launch not only Sputnik but also the first man to orbit Earth, and has been in service for over fifty years in a variety of forms. It has launched all Soviet manned spacecraft and is now the only means of reaching the International Space Station. It was also the workhorse for launching satellites and space probes and has recently been given a second life in French Guiana, fulfilling a commercial role in a joint venture with France. No other launch vehicle has had such a long and illustrious history. This remarkable book gives a complete and accurate description of the two lives of Soyuz, chronicling the recent cooperative space endeavors of Europe and Russia. The book is presented in two parts: Christian Lardier chronicles the “first life” in Russia while Stefan Barensky explores its “second life,” covering Starsem, the Franco-Russian company and implementation of technology for the French Guiana Space Agency by ESA. Part One has been developed from Russian sources, providing a descriptive approach to very technical issues. The second part of the book tells the contemporary story of the second life of Soyuz, gathered from Western sources and interviews with key protagonists. “The Soyuz Launch Vehicle” is a detailed description of a formidable human adventure, with its political, technical, and commercial ramifications. At a time when a new order was taking shape in the space sector, the players being the United States, Russia, Europe and Asia, and when economic difficulties sometimes made it tempting to give up, this book reminds us that in the global sector, nothing is impossible.
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Defense space activities continuation of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program s progress to date subject to some uncertainty

Defense space activities continuation of Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle program s progress to date subject to some uncertainty

Acquisition Strategy Will Be Revised to Restructure Contracting Provisions
According to the two launch providers, they ... launch market business; and •
maintaining an affordable program with balanced production of launch vehicles
given ...

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Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781428935372

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Modular Liquid Propellant Launch Vehicle Design

Modular Liquid Propellant Launch Vehicle Design

Abstract: Amateur rocketry has access to a wide variety of similar and well understood components for the quick assembly of solid rockets from the scale of the smallest model rocket to that of sounding rockets, but this wide catalogue does ...

Author: Derek Yoshi Honkawa

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798664789829

Category: Launch vehicles (Astronautics)

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Abstract: Amateur rocketry has access to a wide variety of similar and well understood components for the quick assembly of solid rockets from the scale of the smallest model rocket to that of sounding rockets, but this wide catalogue does not extend to liquid bipropellant rockets. Instead of designing a single rocket from start to finish to achieve a specific mission profile, a Modular Launch Vehicle Architecture (MLVA) was created to provide a great deal of flexibility to vehicle design and integration as well as a wider range of performance parameters for the ever-evolving Reusable Launch Vehicle (RLV) market. With many complex components in liquid rocketry, the MLVA approaches rocket design from the perspective of manufacturability and in performance by simplicity, rather than the traditional approach of optimized mass fractions. In doing so, rockets produced with the MLVA process are generally cheaper and easier to create than its custom-built counterparts while the vehicles and subsystems themselves are easier to test and scale using subscale vehicles. The MLVA design process is applied to the design of two launch vehicles with two vastly different mission profiles, one for affordable moderate altitude flight and the other with the goal of breaking past the Karmen line of 100 km.
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Critical issues in the history of spaceflight

Critical issues in the history of spaceflight

Chapter 10 Reusable Launch Vehicles Or Expendable Launch Vehicles? A
Perennial Debate Andrew J. Butrica The decades-long debate over reusable
launch vehicles (RLVs) versus -L expendable launch vehicles (ELVs) has been
less a ...

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Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 0160877539

Category: Business & Economics

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An engrossing read, Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight is a volume consisting of scholarship on the current state of the discipline of space history presented in a joint NASA and NASM conference in 2005. The essays presented in the book question such issues as the motivations of spaceflight, and the necessity, if any, of manned space exploration. Though a highly informative and scholarly volume, Critical Issues in the History of Spaceflight is thoroughly enjoyable for readers off all different backgrounds who share an interest in human spaceflight.
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Ground Testing of Aerospace Vehicles Including Engines

Ground Testing of Aerospace Vehicles Including Engines

WIND TUNNEL TESTS FOR LAUNCH VEHICLES A REVIEW OF STATE - OF -
ART A.N. Subash and J.K. Prasad Aerothermal Test Facilities , Vikram Sarabhai
Space Centre , Thiruvananthapuram - 695 022 ABSTRACT Acrothermodynamics
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Publisher: Allied Publishers

ISBN: 8170234409

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 436

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Categories: Aeronautics

Spacecraft Structures

Spacecraft Structures

In Europe the ARIANE 5 and SOYUZ launch vehicles are well known while in the
USA the Shuttle, the DELTA family, ... The purpose of the user's manual of a
launch vehicle is to provide (to the potential user) information on the launch
vehicle.

Author: J. Jaap Wijker

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3540755535

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 504

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Space flight is a comprehensive and innovative part of technology. It encompasses many fields of technology. This monograph presents a cross section of the total field of expertise that is called "space flight". It provides an optimal reference with insight into the design, construction and analysis aspects of spacecraft. The emphasis of this book is put on unmanned space flight, particularly on the construction of spacecraft rather than the construction of launch vehicles.
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Introduction to Satellite Communication

Introduction to Satellite Communication

Launch. Vehicles. and. Services. The technologies that make it possible to put
one or more communications ... In addition to a review of the technologies, this
chapter also presents a summary of launch vehicle (LV) systems available at the
 ...

Author: Bruce R. Elbert

Publisher: Artech House

ISBN: 9781596932111

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 447

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The book covers all the fundamentals of satellites, ground control systems, and earth stations, considering the design and operation of each major segment. You gain a practical understanding of the basic construction and usage of commercial satellite networksOCohow parts of a satellite system function, how various components interact, which role each component plays, and which factors are the most critical to success."
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The New Rocket Science

The New Rocket Science

Therefore, reusable launch vehicles must be designed with a higher safety
margin. The higher safety margin means all hardware requiring extra margin will
be heavier than hardware with lower safety margin requirements. The extra
margins ...

Author: Edward Keith

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557421336

Category: Astronautics

Page: 139

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This book describes a new type of rocket science needed to create low-cost, reliable, responsive space transportation. You don't have to be a rocket scientist to understand the issues explored within this book. The text is beyond the current state-of-the-art engineering of modern launch vehicles, going into a scientific investigation that opens the door to true design optimization. The purpose of this work is to enable the reader to understand how low-cost space transportation is practical, and why it has been so hard to achieve.
Categories: Astronautics

The Space Transportation Market Evolution or Revolution

The Space Transportation Market  Evolution or Revolution

Long March Launch Vehicles Responsive to both Domestic and International
Market R. Gao , Space Division , China ... Abstract China developed its own Long
March series of launch vehicles ; it launched the very first China - built satellite ...

Author: Michael J Rycroft

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0792367529

Category: Reference

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M. Rycroft, FacultyMember, InternationalSpaceUniversity e-mail:[email protected] "The Space Transportation Market: Evolution or Revolution?" was the question which was the focus for the papers presented, and also the Panel Discussions, at the fifth annual Symposium organised by the International Space University. Held in Strasbourg, France, for three lively days at the end of May 2000, the Symposium brought together representatives of the developers, providers and operators of space transportation systems, of regulatory bodies, and of users of the space transportation infrastructure in many fields, as well as experts in policy and market analysis. From the papers published here, it is clear that today's answer to the question tends more towards evolution than to revolution. The space launch industry is still not a fully mature one, and is still reliant on at least partial funding by governments. Better cooperation is essential between governments, launch providers, satellite builders and satellite operators in order to reduce the problems which the space transportation market faces today.
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The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Programs

The Role of Small Satellites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Programs

Launch. Vehicles. The effective use of small satellites to fulfill Earth observation
needs depends on the availability and costs of ... As spacecraft become smaller
and less expensive, so also must launch vehicles, or launch costs will become ...

Author: National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309069823

Category: Science

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Remote observations of Earth from space serve an extraordinarily broad range of purposes, resulting in extraordinary demands on those at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and elsewhere who must decide how to execute them. In research, Earth observations promise large volumes of data to a variety of disciplines with differing needs for measurement type, simultaneity, continuity, and long-term instrument stability. Operational needs, such as weather forecasting, add a distinct set of requirements for continual and highly reliable monitoring of global conditions. The Role of Small Satelites in NASA and NOAA Earth Observation Porgrams confronts these diverse requirements and assesses how they might be met by small satellites. In the past, the preferred architecture for most NASA and NOAA missions was a single large spacecraft platform containing a sophisticated suite of instruments. But the recognition in other areas of space research that cost-effectiveness, flexibility, and robustness may be enhanced by using small spacecraft has raised questions about this philosophy of Earth observation. For example, NASA has already abandoned its original plan for a follow-on series of major platforms in its Earth Observing System. This study finds that small spacecraft can play an important role in Earth observation programs, providing to this field some of the expected benefits that are normally associated with such programs, such as rapid development and lower individual mission cost. It also identifies some of the programmatic and technical challenges associated with a mission composed of small spacecraft, as well as reasons why more traditional, larger platforms might still be preferred. The reasonable conclusion is that a systems-level examination is required to determine the optimum architecture for a given scientific and/or operational objective. The implied new challenge is for NASA and NOAA to find intra- and interagency planning mechanisms that can achieve the most appropriate and cost-effective balance among their various requirements.
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