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Conceptual design of a manned orbital transfer vehicleWith the advent of the manned space station, man now requires a spacecraft based on the space station with the ability to deploy, recover, and repair satellites quickly and economically. Such a craft would prolong and enhance the life and performance of many satellites. A basic design was developed for an orbital tansfer vehicle (OTV). The basic design criteria are discussed. The design of the OTV and systems were researched in the following areas: avionics, crew systems, electrical power systems, environmental control/life support systems, navigation and orbital maneuvers, propulsion systems, reaction control systems (RCS), servicing systems, and structures. The basic concepts in each of the areas are summarized.
Document ID
19890009135
Document Type
Contractor Report (CR)
Authors
Davis, Richard (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Duquette, Miles (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Fredrick, Rebecca (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Schumacher, Daniel (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Somers, Schaeffer (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Stafira, Stanley (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Williams, James (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Zelinka, Mark (Virginia Univ. Charlottesville, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
September 5, 2013
Publication Date
May 1, 1988
Subject Category
SPACE TRANSPORTATION
Report/Patent Number
NASA-CR-183391
NAS 1.26:183391
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NGT-21-002-080
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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