The design of space vehicles

Kasturirangan, K. (1982) The design of space vehicles Bulletin of Materials Science, 4 (3). pp. 321-339. ISSN 0250-4707

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In this paper, an attempt has been made to summarise the essential elements of a space vehicle design. After giving an overview of the methodology of spacecraft sizing and configuration, a brief outline of the technical considerations related to the design of different subsystems of the vehicle has been presented. The essential aspects related to manned systems are also discussed. The article concludes with the identification of some of the important payload interfaces, that are relevant to the design of material processing experiments in space.

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Keywords:Mission; Satellites Orbit; Salyut-6
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