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The Case for Ballistic Recovery of Boosters
ISSN: 0148-7191, e-ISSN: 2688-3627
Published February 01, 1967 by SAE International in United States
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Event: Space Technology Conference
This paper discusses the relative merits of ballistic versus lifting-body and Winged recovery techniques for space launch vehicles in the small-payload category. Costs and operational capabilities of vertical-takeoff vertical-landing (VTOVL) vehicles are compared with two variations of all-rocket, vertical-takeoff horizontal-landing (VTOHL) vehicles: winged first stage, lifting-body second stage and Winged first and second stages. In addition, three baseline configurations are discussed and compared. Problems associated with maximum vehicle versatility are identified and solutions are suggested.
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CitationBono, P., "The Case for Ballistic Recovery of Boosters," SAE Technical Paper 670382, 1967, https://doi.org/10.4271/670382.
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