1900. Launch Vehicle Synthesis and a Computer Modeling Approach


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A Prast, J Szedule: 1900. Launch Vehicle Synthesis and a Computer Modeling Approach. In: 48th Annual Conference, Alexandria, Virginia, May 22-24, pp. 13, Society of Allied Weight Engineers, Inc., Alexandria, Virginia, 1989.



Launch vehicle synthesis has evolved over the past four years at General Dynamics Space Systems Division (GDSS) from use of the basic rocket equation to detailed weights, propulsion, and trajectory computer modeling. This paper discusses the development of various methods of vehicle synthesis at GDSS and how this work has led to the computer synthesis program now called Flexible Analysis for Synthesis, Trajectory, and Performance on Advanced Space Systems (FASTPASS).


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