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2 Launch Vehicle vs. Spacecraft ! Similarity ! LV needs same type of subsystems as spacecraft " ! Differences ! Total operation time " LV: ~ 10 minutes " S/C: ~ 10 years ! Total velocity change, ! V " LV > 8km/s " S/C: 0 ~ 1 km/s
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3 3 P80 Solid Rocket Motor Height 10.5 m Diameter 3 m Prop mass 88 ton Max thrust 3040 kN Burn time 107 sec 1 st Stage 2 nd Stage 3 rd Stage Zefiro 23 Solid Rocket Motor Height 7.5 m Diameter 1.9 m Prop mass 23.9 ton Max thrust 1200 kN Burn time 71.6 sec Zefiro 9 Solid Rocket Motor Height 3.85 m Diameter 1.9 m Prop mass 10.1 ton Max thrust 313 kN Burn time 117 sec Attitude Vernier Upper Module Height 1.74 m Diameter 1.9 m Prop mass 550 kg Max thrust 2450 N Isp 315.2 s 4 th Stage Fairing Height 7.18 m Diameter 2.6 m Volume 20 m 3 Fairing ! Height 30m, Dia. 3m ! Max Lift-off Mass : 137ton ! Payload mass : 1500kg
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4 Launch Vehicle Characteristics ! Thrust to weight ratio ! Has to be greater than 1 to be able to
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This note was uploaded on 04/26/2011 for the course MEM 373 taught by Professor Jinkang during the Spring '11 term at Drexel.

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