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Solid Propellant Boosters for Manned Space FlightWithin the past year, large solid propellant rocket motors have become very prominent in discussions of possible launch vehicles for manned space flight. This is partly due to active promotion by the solid propellant rocket industry. The role that large solid rockets may play in space launching vehicles is also indicated, however, by the results of numerous analyses and vehicle studies that have been made in the past two years by government and other unbiased agencies. The promise of the large solid rocket motor has been further substantiated by major development accomplishments which have been achieved in the past year. The purpose of this paper is to review some of the reasons for the dramatic entry of large solid propellant boosters into the manned space flight field, to assess their present position, and to discuss some areas where need for further work is indicated.
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Document Type
Conference Paper
Langdon F Ayres (Air Force Systems Command Andrews Air Force Base, Maryland, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1962
Publication Information
Publication: Proceedings of the National Meeting on Manned Space Flight (Unclassified Portion)
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion and Power
Meeting Information
National Meeting on Manned Space Flight(St. Louis, MO)
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
Manned spacecraft
Solid propellant
Solid propellant rocket engine

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