- Aug 14, 2009
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Grumman Horizontal Landing Logistics Spacecraft proposals found on eBay.
Two Grumman Project Study Proposals:
Project 359 is undated, circa 1960's
Project 359C is dated 1964
Written and published by Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corporation, Bethpage, Long Island, New York
These two Grumman Project volumes have plastic comb bindings and clear acetate protective covers front and rear. Comb bindings are soiled but intact, with one tooth missing. Acetate covers are worn, scuffed and soiled. Rear acetate cover of one volume has a one inch square missing from the outer edge. Paper covers underneath acetate protectors show soil and water marks. Foredges are noticeably foxed and soiled, text pages are clean.
GRUMMAN PROJECT 359: PROPOSAL FOR STUDY - HORIZONTAL LANDING LOGISTICS SPACECRAFT - TECHNICAL PROPOSAL REPORT #PDR-359-1 - PROPRIETARY
SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO NASA REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL # MSC 63-576P
"Objectives for this study:
The NASA objective is to establish a workable logistic support system for an earth-orbiting space station, which provides crew rotation, resupply and emergency return. The logistic spacecraft required should accomodate 12 men and cargo.
Grumman 's study objectives:
Provide a workable preliminary design of the 12 man HLLS.
Demonstrate a compatibility of the spacecraft with the rest of the system.
Recommend a practical development program for the HLLS."
GRUMMAN PROJECT 359C: PROPOSAL FOR STUDY AND PRELIMINARY DESIGN OF HIGH L/D REENTRY TEST VEHICLES - PROPRIETARY
SUBMITTED IN RESPONSE TO RFP 5902 KNA RESEARCH AND TECHNOLOGY DIVISION, AIR FORCE SYSTEMS COMMAND WRIGHT -PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO
"Grumman study objectives:
will emphasize the influence of the planform edges. During the parametric study phase, aerodynamic performance trade-offs with edge size will be made in parallel with structural design studies for sizes which are adaptable to specific materials and design concepts.
Preliminary design studies of both configurations will be initiated after Air Force Approval of specific edge sizes, design concepts and vehicle flight programs. These studies will be made in enough detail to document both the feasibility and the aerodynamic-structural performance of the test vehicles, as well as desirable improvements in the state of the art."