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Abstract

A proposed system for the water launch of solid-propellant rocket vehicles is presented. The concept involves floating the rockets vertically (in the manner of a spar buoy) on the surface of the ocean prior to launch. Large booster vehicles could be manufactured in a dry dock facility, and either towed submerged to the launch site, or carried to the launch site in a floating dry dock.

Keywords

Pressure Ratio Launch Site Metacentric Height Zinc Chromate Marine Growth 
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© Springer-Verlag Wien 1961

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. E. Draim
    • 1
  • C. E. Stalzer
    • 1
  1. 1.Naval Missile CenterPoint MuguUSA

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