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Review of Our National Heritage of Launch Vehicles Using Aerodynamic Surfaces and Current Use of These by Other Nations

Review of Our National Heritage of Launch Vehicles Using Aerodynamic Surfaces and Current Use of These by Other Nations

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NASA report on the aerodynamics of launch vehicles. There are some great line drawings of launch vehicles of the United States and other nations in this report.
NASA report on the aerodynamics of launch vehicles. There are some great line drawings of launch vehicles of the United States and other nations in this report.

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Review of Our National Heritage of Launch Vehicles UsingAerodynamic Surfaces and Current Use of These by Other Nations(Center Director’s Discretionary Fund Project Number 93-05 Part II)
C. Barret
April 1996NASA Technical Paper 3615
 
Review of Our National Heritage of Launch Vehicles UsingAerodynamic Surfaces and Current Use of These by Other Nations(Center Director’s Discretionary Fund Project Number 93-05 Part II)
April 1996
C. Barret Marshall Space Flight Center • MSFC, Alabama
National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationMarshall Space Flight Center • MSFC, Alabama 35812
NASA Technical Paper 3615
 
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
PageI.INTRODUCTION..................................................................................................................1A.Background.......................................................................................................................1B.Problem Statement............................................................................................................1C.Approach...........................................................................................................................2II.REVIEW OF NATIONAL HERITAGE OF LAUNCH VEHICLES USINGAERODYNAMIC SURFACES TO PROVIDE FLIGHT STABILITY ANDCONTROL.............................................................................................................................3A.Dr. Wernher von Braun’s
V–2
..........................................................................................4B.
Pershing
............................................................................................................................10C.
 Redstone
............................................................................................................................11D.
 Jupiter–C 
..........................................................................................................................14E.
Saturn I 
.............................................................................................................................15F.
Saturn I–B
.........................................................................................................................17G.
Saturn V 
............................................................................................................................21H.NASAs
SCOUT 
...............................................................................................................24I.
 Enhanced SCOUT 
.............................................................................................................26J.
Pegasus
.............................................................................................................................27III.THE
 X–15
AND
SATURN 
SERIES AERODYNAMIC SURFACE DESIGNCONCEPTS............................................................................................................................27A.
 X–15
..................................................................................................................................28B.
Saturn I 
.............................................................................................................................35C.
Saturn I–B
.........................................................................................................................44D.
Saturn V 
............................................................................................................................44IV.SUMMARY OF CURRENT USE OF AERODYNAMIC SURFACES BY FRENCH,RUSSIAN, CHINESE, AND JAPANESE LAUNCH VEHICLES.......................................53A.French (ESA)....................................................................................................................53B.Russian..............................................................................................................................54C.Chinese.............................................................................................................................56D.Japanese............................................................................................................................58E.Other.................................................................................................................................59V.CONCLUSIONS....................................................................................................................59REFERENCES..................................................................................................................................63

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