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Aerospace and Electronic Systems Magazine, IEEE

Issue 5 • Date May 1989

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  • Recent progress in the National Aerospace Plane program

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 3 - 12
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    The goal of the NASP (National Aerospace Plane) program is to develop and demonstrate the feasibility of a horizontal take-off and landing aircraft that utilizes conventional airfields, accelerates to hypersonic speeds, achieves orbit in a single stage, delivers useful payloads to space, returns to Earth with propulsive capability, and has the operability, flexibility, supportability, and economic... View full abstract»

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  • On the optimum cruise speed of a hypersonic aircraft

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 13 - 16
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    Some preliminary results that have been obtained in the frame of the SANGER system studies are presented. SANGER is a West German study project and technology reference system for a future advanced space transportation system. The first stage of this vehicle is a hypersonic aircraft from which a passenger version could be derived. The analyses indicate that a speed of Mach 4.4 will lead to maximum... View full abstract»

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  • Ferri project: technologies to support advanced transportation systems

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 17 - 25
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    The authors present the plan under discussion in Italy between the government entities and Aeritalia, the leading Italian aerospace company, for the technology development needed to support advanced transportation systems. The plan centers around the following areas: thermal protection and control; advanced structures and materials; guidance, navigation, and control; and tests and computation meth... View full abstract»

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  • US government policies and hypersonic flight in the 21st century

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 26 - 31
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    The author examines the potentially negative impact of the US regulations on the development of advanced materials, components, and systems. He gives high priority to modification of US antitrust laws if the US is to have the best possible opportunity to compete with more aggressive economies abroad. He identifies export controls as limiting the availability of data to US firms engaged in developi... View full abstract»

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  • Hypersonic flight: the need for a new legal regime

    Publication Year: 1989 , Page(s): 32 - 36
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    The author briefly examines the question, 'where does space begin?' He discusses how certain principles, such as overflight, meet the respective needs of the air law and space law regimes. He then focuses on the existing law that might regulate the proposed Trans Atmospheric vehicle (TAV).<> View full abstract»

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