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Hydrazine monopropellant Hydrazine monopropellant Hydrazine monopropellant Hydrazine monopropellant Hydrazine monopropellant Stored nitrogen n204/50:50 UDMH

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n2o4/mmh n,o4/mmh n2o4/mmh n2o4/mmh

Hydrazine monopropellant Hydrazine monopropellant Hydrazine

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Weight (lbf)

Remarks

1100 Flyby of Venus/Mercury

570 Fly to Jupiter and beyond

7500 Mars orbiter with soft lander

1700 Weather satellite

64,500 Manned lunar landing

150,000 Reusable spacecraft with runway landing

1854 UHF communications 25,000 Radio/photo communications 4180 Resistojet, electric propulsion for N-S

station keeping 1070 Ion propulsion engine for asteroid fly-by

"N204, nitrogen tetroxide (oxidizer); MMH, monomethylhydrazine (fuel); 50:50 UDMH-N2H4 is a 50% mixture of unsymmetrical dimethylhydrazine and hydrazine.

Thrust termination port,

Thrust termination port,

FIGURE 1-13. Simplified sketch of the Space Shuttle vehicle. The Shuttle Orbiter—the delta-winged vehicle about the size of a mediumrange jet liner—is a reusable, cargo carrying, spacecraft-airplane combination that takes off vertically and lands horizontally like a glider. Each shuttle orbiter was designed for a minimum of 100 missions and can carry as much as 65,000 lb of payload to a low Earth orbit, and a crew of up to four members and 10 passengers. It can return up to 25,000 lb of payload back to Earth.

FIGURE 1-13. Simplified sketch of the Space Shuttle vehicle. The Shuttle Orbiter—the delta-winged vehicle about the size of a mediumrange jet liner—is a reusable, cargo carrying, spacecraft-airplane combination that takes off vertically and lands horizontally like a glider. Each shuttle orbiter was designed for a minimum of 100 missions and can carry as much as 65,000 lb of payload to a low Earth orbit, and a crew of up to four members and 10 passengers. It can return up to 25,000 lb of payload back to Earth.

TABLE 1-6. Selected United States Missiles

Mission

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