Encyclopedia Astronautica
1 Crew Ballistic Re-entry Capsule



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OMBREC 1960
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1960. One crew ballistic re-entry capsule. Orbital escape - no abort capability. Mass per crew 327 kg.

Gross mass: 327 kg (720 lb).
Height: 1.26 m (4.13 ft).
Span: 1.83 m (6.00 ft).

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  • Rescue In the early 1960's, in the hey-day of the X-20 Dynasoar, it seemed that the US military would naturally keep building military aerospacecraft that would just keep going higher and faster. It was also supposed that the pilot would have to be given the equivalent of an ejection seat - some means of bailing out of the spacecraft in case of catastrophic failure or enemy attack. More...

Associated Manufacturers and Agencies
  • Bloom American manufacturer of spacecraft. Bloom, USA. More...

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