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Kistler Launch Vehicle Payload Planners Guide

Kistler Launch Vehicle Payload Planners Guide

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Kistler Launch Vehicle Payload Planners Guide. Published by Kistler Aerospace in 1999. Kistler Aerospace has since gone out of business.
Kistler Launch Vehicle Payload Planners Guide. Published by Kistler Aerospace in 1999. Kistler Aerospace has since gone out of business.

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K-1 VEHICLEPAYLOAD USER’S GUIDE
MAY 1999K-1 VEHICLEPAYLOAD USER’S GUIDE
 
 
FOREWORD
Kistler Aerospace Corporation is preparing to initiate commercial launch services beginning in 2000using its fully reusable K-1 launch vehicle. This K-1 Payload User’s Guide provides information topotential customers regarding vehicle performance, payload design criteria, payload environments,mission planning and integration, and launch operations and facilities.This user’s guide will be periodically updated. All comments and suggestions for additionalinformation are welcome.For any clarifications or comments, please contact:Debra Facktor LeporeManager, Payload SystemsKistler Aerospace Corporation3760 Carillon PointKirkland, Washington 98033(425) 889-2001(425) 803-3303E-mail:dflepore@kistleraero.com Website:www.kistleraerospace.com © Copyright 1999 Kistler Aerospace Corporation. All rights reserved.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS LIST OF FIGURES LIST OF TABLES ABBREVIATIONS AND ACRONYMS 
1.
INTRODUCTION 
1.1
K-1 Program Overview 
1.2
Summary of Available Launch Services 
1.3
Mission Management 
1.4
Key Customer Advantages 
2.
K-1 VEHICLE OVERVIEW 
2.1
Launch Vehicle Description 
 
2.1.1
Launch Assist Platform 
2.1.2
Orbital Vehicle 
2.1.3
Payload Modules 
2.1.4
Avionics and Flight Software 
2.2
Vehicle Axes / Attitude Definitions 
3.
K-1 VEHICLE PERFORMANCE 
3.1
Launch Sites 
3.2
Mission Profiles 
3.2.1
Ascent Profile 
3.2.2
Payload Deployment 
3.2.3
Collision and Contamination Avoidance Maneuvers 
3.3
Performance Capability 
3.4
Orbit Insertion Accuracy 
4.
K-1 PAYLOAD MODULE 
4.1
General Description and Operation 
4.2
Payload Envelope 
5.
PAYLOAD INTERFACES 
5.1
Mechanical Interfaces 
5.2
Electrical Interfaces 
6.
PAYLOAD ENVIRONMENTS 
6.1
Pre-Launch Environments 
6.1.1
Payload Air Conditioning 
6.1.2
Cleanliness/Contamination 
6.1.3
EMI and RF Environments 
6.1.4
Electrostatic Potential 
6.2
Flight Environments 
6.2.1
Steady-State Acceleration 
6.2.2
Combined Loads 
6.2.3
Acoustic Environment 

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