Vented Launch Vehicle Adapter for a Manned Spacecraft With “Pusher” Launch Abort System

  • Magazine Article
  • TBMG-27686
Published October 01, 2017 by Tech Briefs Media Group in United States
  • English

A Launch Vehicle Adapter (LVA) was developed that provides a structural interface between a Commercial Crew Vehicle (CCV) Crew Module/Service Module Spacecraft (CM/SM) and an expendable launch vehicle. It also provides a means to control the exhaust plume from a pusher type launch abort system integrated into the Service Module.