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Lunar Soft Landing Study for National Aeronautical and Space Administration: Systems Support Equipment (U)The information contained in this document is intended primarily for use of ABMA in the preparation of a “Luna Soft Landing Study” for the National Aeronautical and Space Administration. However, it may be of interest to other personnel concerned with the development of the SATURN system and with other space projects.

Material in this document is presented in three sections: Section I, Ground Support Equipment; Section II, Manned Lunar Capsule Recovery; and Section III, Lunar Roving Vehicle. It should be pointed out that a majority of the ground support equipment described in Section I has already been developed or has been designed for use in the overall SATURN Vehicle Program. Therefore, most of this section is a proposal only in the sense that it is proposed to use existing SATURN Ground Support Equipment in the Lunar Soft Landing System. However, the information presented in Section II and Section III is based on preliminary design studies only and is submitted as a proposal subject to a complete R&D Program.

Since information presented herein is very general in nature it is not intended for use as final design criteria.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Marshall Space Flight Center
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Owen L. Sparks
(Army Ballistic Missile Agency Huntsville, Alabama, United States)
Date Acquired
August 1, 2013
Publication Date
December 17, 1959
Subject Category
Ground Support Systems And Facilities (Space)
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Funding Number(s)
OTHER: Legacy Review
Distribution Limits
Public Use Permitted.
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