This best-selling reference guide contains the most reliable and comprehensive material on launch programs in Brazil, China, Europe, India, Israel, Japan, Russia. Ukraine, and the United States. Packed with illustrations and figures, the fourth edition has been extensively updated and expanded, and offers a quick and easy data retrieval source for policymakers, planners, engineers, launch buyers, and students. Standard sections describe each of the launch systems in detail, including: one-page vehicle summaries, cost, availability, performance graphs for a variety of orbits, flight history and failure descriptions, vehicle design and technical data, payload accommodations, production and launch operations, and vehicle history.The core solid motor bums out first, after 105 s, but the liquid engines continue to bum for another 40 s, carrying the central solid motor with them. ... the first flight of the Indian cryogenic stage is planned for the third developmental GSLV flight around 2005 or 2006. The specifications provided reflect the configuration of the second vehicle, GSLV-D2. ... pure UDMH This increased the chamber pressure from 52.6 to 58.5 bar (850 psi) and increased GTO performance by 150 kg (330 Ibm).
|Title||:||International reference guide to space launch systems|
|Author||:||Steven J. Isakowitz, Joseph P. Hopkins, Joshua B. Hopkins|
|Publisher||:||Amer Inst of Aeronautics & - 2004-10-01|