Analysis of Rocket Propellants by Hugh E. Malone

By Hugh E. Malone

This e-book comprises quantitative analytical methods for prime power chemical substances, which locate software as rocket propellants both as oxidizers or as fuels. either chemical and actual equipment arc offered, with the emphasis at the former. Descriptions of box samplers, sampling tactics, and laboratory sampling strategies are awarded and mentioned. tools for the research of contaminants and ingredients, both as impurities or as compounds extra to provide yes estate adjustments, are offered.

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The solid hull of a scrapped submarine, to which they fixed the antennas, covered the bridge itself. Eventually the station, located at Yevtaporia on the Black Sea, consisted of three complexes separated by several kilometers: one designed to send commands, and the other two to receive telemetry. Each complex had eight antennas, each one with a diameter of 16 meters and a surface area of 1,000 square meters and a total maximum range of 300 million kilometers. 68 Thus, the Soviet Union created a single satellite command and control THE INESCAPABLE PREMISE 29 network rivaling the two American tracking networks, creating perhaps an economically more efficient network that was able to serve both the civilian scientists and the defense needs of the military, one just as limited by the constraints of politics and society as its American counterparts.

For “orbital observation and telemetering,” a satellite required some twenty to fifty stations installed or positioned in a belt around the equator, across the Pacific, Ecuador, Brazil, the Atlantic, French Congo, Kenya, the Indian Ocean, and Malaya. 16 RAND’s estimate of the required number of ground stations proved to be a little high, but their idea of a centralized command and control system proved prescient. RAND admitted that its scientists and engineers still had much research ahead of them.

As the former Lockheed program manager for the reconnaissance satellite puts it, “No one person can claim the responsibility for the design for something as complicated as [a satellite], the Agena [booster], or any large project like that. ” moment figures in its birth. Engineers borrowed from anywhere and everywhere, using teamwork to create the military’s satellite command and control system. By 1950 the larger air force organization had vested itself in existing technology, refusing to nurture an invention—space-based reconnaissance— that by its nature promised to contribute little to the organization and instead would challenge the status quo.

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