NASA Launch Vehicle Handbook

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NASA Launch Vehicle Handbook
NASA (Melvyn Savage)
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The Launch Vehicle Handbook (NASA-TM-74948) was a document used by NASA to provide basic performance information on rockets. It was published on 11 August 1961. A copy of the document, in pdf format is available from NASA's technical reports archive

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LAUNCH VEHICLE
HANDBOOK

Compiled by
Melvyn Savage

(NASA-TM-74984) LAUNCH VEHICLE HANDBCOK. COMPILATION OF LAUNCH VEHICLE PERFORMANCE AND WEIGHT DATA FOR PRELIMINARY PLANNING PURPOSES (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
ANALYSIS AND REQUIREMENTS
OFFICE OF LAUNCH VEHICLE PROGRAMS
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NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION
WASHINGTON 25 D C
AUGUST 11, 1961


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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
National Technical Information Service


N78 71267





Launch Vehicle Handbook compilation of launch performance and weight data for preliminary planning purposes


National Aeronautics and Space Administration Washington D C



Aug 61

Description[edit]

N-101307
Compilation of launch vehicle performance and weight data for preliminary planning purposes







Compiled by
Melvyn Savage
Office of Launch Vehicle Programs
Analysis and Requirements Office

Table of Contents[edit]

Vehicle Section
1. Scout A
2. Thor-Able Star B
3. Delta DM19 C
4. Thor-Agena B D
5. Atlas-Agena B E
6. Atlas Centaur F
7. Saturn C-1 G
8. Atlas E H
9. Titan I I
10. Titan II J
11. Titan II/Agena B Mod I K
12. Tiatn I & Titan II/Centaur L

Introduction[edit]

The weight and payload data presented was obtained from the various vehicle system contractors. As such, it represents a variety of computational methods. Therefore direct comparisons of payload capabilities from one vehicle to another could be misleading as the degree of conservatism could vary.

The prime purpose in this compilation is to provide a source of information for preliminary planning purposes. Direct contact with the appropriate NASA vehicle program manager is essential before any firm spacecraft weight and trajectory is established.

This work is in the public domain because it was created by the United States National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), whose copyright policy states that "NASA material is not protected by copyright unless noted".
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