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shuttle_hist - SHUTTLE HISTORY 1952 FULLY REUSABLE LAUNCH...

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SHUTTLE HISTORY • 1952 FULLY REUSABLE LAUNCH VEHICLE CONCEPT DISCUSSED • 1962 FULLY REUSABLE VEHICLE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED • AIR FORCE STUDIED PROJECT DYNASOAR, WHICH WAS CANCELLED IN 1969 • 1969 NASA ADOPTED THE IDEA OF A FULLY REUSABLE SPACE SHIP 1
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TOP LEVEL REQUIREMENTS • FULLY REUSABLE • 14 DAY TURN AROUND TO NEXT FLIGHT • DEPLOY AND RETRIEVE PAYLOADS • DESIGN, DEVELOPMENT, & TEST PHASE ESTIMATED TO BE 5.1B IN 1971 DOLLARS • ORIGINAL COST PER FLIGHT FOR 65,000 POUNDS WAS 10.5M PER FLIGHT IN 1971 $ FOR A FLIGHT RATE OF 60 PER YEAR 2
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SHUTTLE STUDIES • PHASE “A” STUDIES WERE CONDUCTED TO DETERMINE BASIC REQUIREMENTS AND THEIR EFFECT ON DESIGN IN 1969 • PRINCIPAL ISSUES: – SIZE AND WEIGHT OF PAYLOAD – CROSS RANGE OF THE ORBITER – HEAT-RESISTANT STRUCTURE OR REUSABLE INSULATING MATERIAL 3
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• PRINCIPAL ISSUES: – HYPERGOLIC REACTION CONTROL SYSTEM OR LIQUID OXYGEN/HYDROGEN – FLY- BY-WIRE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM – WIND TUNNEL TESTS TO DETERMINE
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