Comparison of Return to Launch Site Options for a Reusable
... wing weight would not make up for additional payload. This study allowed for 3.6 g turns during the
RTLS branch. The optimal staging point for glideback was at a velocity of about 3937 ft/sec at and
altitude of about 16.2 nmi, while flyback staged at about 10,498 ft/sec at an altitude of about 34.5 ...
Orbital Maneuvering Vehicle Support To The Space Station
... of Space Flight and is managed by the Marshall
Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama.
The OMV Development Request for Proposals was
released in November 1985. TRW was competi
tively selected to perform the development
activity with an Authority to Proceed (ATP)
date of October 1986. The Octobe ...
... Prior to the new Vision for Space Exploration (re: Moon
– >95% of NASA missions required 100 krad (Si) or less for
device total ionizing dose (TID) tolerance
• Single Event Effects (SEEs) is a prime driver
– Sensor hardness also a limiting factor
... Not maintaining a car can cost much more in the long run. A study by UIC economists
shows that letting car trouble continue unchecked will double the repair cost.
Additionally, not fixing your vehicle can cost lives. According to the American Mechanic
Association, vehicles that are not maintained ca ...
X-33 - blackboard TU Delft
... (4) February 2000: X-33 programme officials will recommend a switch from experimental composite
tanks to aluminium tanks for the experimental launch vehicle.
NASA fellow flyer
... and its application to solve real world problems in the aerospace industry. The position will
be sponsored by NASA’s Glenn Research (GRC) in Cleveland, Ohio, and the successful
applicant will interact with collaborating scientists and engineers at NASA and The
University of Akron, and will work at G ...
ESCC Evaluation Qualification of High Voltage Cable Assembly
... High voltage cable assemblies are required for spacecraft electric propulsion system as well as for many
As there are no high voltage cable assemblies in the current EPPL, the procurement of these products is quite
complicated as the equipment approach, often applied, requires m ...
Dr - National Society of Black Engineers
... Dr. Robert Howard is the lab manager for NASA’s Habitability Design Center at Johnson
Space Center in Houston, TX. He leads a team of architects, industrial designers,
engineers and usability experts to develop and evaluate concepts for spacecraft cabin and
cockpit configurations. He has served on d ...
... Four scientists from NASA Glenn Research center in Cleveland will visit and share about their
research and working at NASA. Find out about projects the areas of:
Materials Research - Michael J. Kulis
- Chemistry in Extreme Environments
Combustion Science - Michael C. Hicks
- International Space Stat ...
North American DC-3
The DC-3 was a proposed space shuttle designed by Maxime Faget at the Manned Spacecraft Center (MSC) in Houston. The design was nominally developed by North American Aviation (NAA), although it was a purely NASA-internal design.Unlike the eventual Space Shuttle design that emerged, the DC-3 was a fully reusable two-stage-to-orbit design with a smaller payload capacity of about 12,000 lbs and limited maneuverability. Its inherent strengths were good low-speed handling during landing, and a low-risk development that was relatively immune to changes in weight and balance.Work on the DC-3 program ended when the US Air Force joined the Shuttle program; they demanded a much greater ""cross-range"" maneuverability than the DC-3 could deliver, and expressed serious concerns about its stability during re-entry. NAA eventually won the Shuttle Orbiter contract, although it was based on a very different design from another team at MSC.