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Reusable Agena study. Volume 2: TechnicalThe application of the existing Agena vehicle as a reusable upper stage for the space shuttle is discussed. The primary objective of the study is to define those changes to the Agena required for it to function in the reusable mode in the 100 percent capture of the NASA-DOD mission model. This 100 percent capture is achieved without use of kick motors or stages by simply increasing the Agena propellant load by using optional strap-on-tanks. The required shuttle support equipment, launch and flight operations techniques, development program, and cost package are also defined.
Document ID
19740024172
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Carter, W. K. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Piper, J. E. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Douglass, D. A. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Waller, E. W. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Hopkins, C. V. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Fitzgerald, E. T. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Sagawa, S. S. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Carter, S. A. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Jensen, H. L. (Lockheed Missiles and Space Co. Sunnyvale, CA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
March 15, 1974
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
LMSC-D383059-VOL-2
NASA-CR-120362
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS8-29952
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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