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Manned Spacecraft Design Principles by Pasquale M Sforza

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Appendix B

Spaceplane Coordinates

Abstract

Detailed configuration data on seven spaceplanes that have been flown or the subject of wind tunnel tests is provided in tables and drawings. Flight characteristics of several of these vehicles are described based on the methods of calculation given in Chapter 8. This material is not readily available in one collection elsewhere.

Keywords

Spaceplane configurations, three-view drawings, surface contours, lift to drag ratio

Dimensional data for several spaceplanes have been collected from a number of sources and using the information available, such as drawings and photographs, coordinates defining their geometry have been estimated. This data is presented here for general use although no claim is made ...

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