Some Aspects of Jettisoning Dynamics Related to Launch Vehicle

  • K. K. Biswas
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 127)


During the flight of multistage launch vehicle, use of jettisoning systems has been made to carry away the spent stages once their active lives are over. Beside collision free separation, the jettisoning system has to satisfy many other requirements like containing the separation disturbances. The configuration of the jettisoning system changes as we go from one separation to another. In this paper, a brief description of the jettisoning system employed for various separation has been presented. Also the design parameters that dictates the jettisoning system are discussed. These studies are made with 6 degrees of freedom trajectory taking into various forces acting on the bodies participating in the separation.


Launch Vehicle Heat Shield Stage Separation Aerodynamic Pressure Aerodynamic Moment 
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© D. Reidel Publishing Company 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • K. K. Biswas
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  1. 1.Aerodynamics DivisionVikaram Sarabhai Space CentreTrivandrumIndia

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