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A Method for Determining the Descent Velocity of a Rotochute Executing Vertical Flare-Up
Hawk, N E [Organization 5141]
Document Type:
Publication Date:
1957 Sep 11
Document Pages:
12 p.
Document Number(s):
SC-TM-250-57(51); ALSNL199700000596
Originating Research Org.:
Sandia National Lab. (SNL-NM), Albuquerque, NM (United States)
OpenNet Entry Date:
1999 Sep 28
OpenNet Modified Date:
1999 Sep 28
A method for calculating minimum velocity is introduced and applied to a representative example. Results indicated that a zero velocity landing should be possible in the case of a 3000-pound vehicle using the 20-foot diameter Kaman prototype rotochute.

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