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Offline PMN1

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US Space Shuttle Projects
« on: May 31, 2007, 07:29:23 am »
A very interesting site concerning the decisons that led to the STS being the way it is.

http://history.nasa.gov/SP-4221/contents.htm

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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2007, 09:02:00 am »
To complete this website, here's another which narrate full story of early shuttle years (1969-1973). http://www.abo.fi/~mlindroo/SpaceLVs/Slides/index.htm

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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2007, 02:01:17 pm »
To complete this website, here's another which narrate full story of early shuttle years (1969-1973). http://www.abo.fi/~mlindroo/SpaceLVs/Slides/index.htm

 ;)

Interesting, I hadn't realised there was a NASA equivalent of Truax's Sea Dragon (even though i've seen that site a few times) admitedley with multiple engines as opposed to the single big engine of Sea Dragon.

NASA

http://www.abo.fi/~mlindroo/SpaceLVs/Slides/sld042.htm

Truax

http://www.astronautix.com/lvs/searagon.htm
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2007, 10:14:44 am »
From AIAA paper 78-1469
Space Shuttle Orbiter Configuration Case History
H. A. Scott (one of Shuttle Orbiter backbone men)
Rockwell International
Los Angeles, California

AlAA AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE
Los Angeles, Calif./August 21-23,1978

Favourite Orionblamblam's C-0157 shuttle also presents)))
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2008, 10:26:28 am »
Hi,

here is the early methods to launch the NASA Orbiter shuttle at the first
page and a drawing to it with two site jet engines.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1972/1972%20-%201458.html
http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1972/1972%20-%201460.html
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2008, 10:55:13 am »
That's not "early," that's "late." Very near the end of the studies on just how to put the Shuttle into orbit.
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2008, 12:20:11 pm »
very late, beyond Phase B study

the Shuttle had planned 2 jet engines for landing (and Shuttle transport)
and a crew escape system (cockpit separates by pirotech, solid rocket, Parasute)

but money cuts and weight problem
went Jet engine first out and crew escape system as last...
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2008, 11:29:57 am »
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2008, 11:42:57 am »
Hi,

the Space Shuttle with new liquid fly-back boosters.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1999/1999%20-%202135.html
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2008, 05:28:29 pm »
It's a crappy self-made pic of a Lockheed Unmanned Combat Armed Rotorcraft (UCAR), BTW
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #10 on: March 17, 2008, 03:35:41 am »
Granted, it's Scott who does the masters...  ;)

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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2008, 10:20:17 am »
Hi,

the Boeing and Lockheed shuttle concepts from many designs
to those companies.

http://www.flightglobal.com/PDFArchive/View/1970/1970%20-%200285.html
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2008, 05:08:38 am »
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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #13 on: April 08, 2008, 07:29:04 pm »
What kind of engines are specified for the liquid-fueled boosters on the shuttle-derived vehicle? 

Mark Wade's site has a drawing of the shuttle with similar LRB's (four engines per booster and shutters to protect the engines during splashdown.)  But his drawing is from a later study that utilizes STME's.

Also looks like the SSME's are in a recoverable pod, brought back to earth with a pair of retro rockets (presumably solid rockets, but Shuttle OMS engines aren't out of the question.)

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Re: US Space Shuttle Projects
« Reply #14 on: April 11, 2008, 04:13:34 am »
Hi,

the shuttle contenders from McDonnell Douglas/Martin Marietta,North American
Rockwell/General Dynamics and Grumman/Boeing.
Also the Convair shuttle of early 1960s.

http://www.flightglobal.com/pdfarchive/view/1972/1972%20-%200229.html?search=spacecraft%201972
http://www.astronautix.com/craft/concraft.htm
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