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Dynasoar 5



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X-20 Dynasoar
X-20 Dynasoar in re-entry configuration
Credit: © Dan Roam
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X-20 cockpit
View of the X-20 cockpit. In addition to single crew member, payload bay behind cockpit could have accepted additional crew member or 450 kg military/scientific payload.
Credit: © Dan Roam
Third manned Dynasoar single-orbit flight; would demonstrate maneuver in orbit and during re-entry, and systems evaluation. Project cancelled in December 1963.

Objectives of the third manned Dynasoar single-orbit flight were to demonstrate maneuver in orbit and during re-entry, and systems evaluation. The pilot would control the transtage engine, maneuvering to change the altitude and inclination of the orbit. During re-entry control maneuvers would be made at pitch angles of from10 to 50 degrees and roll angles of plus to minus twenty degrees with a 1800 m altitude margin.

First Launch: 1967 Early.

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Bibliography
  • Houchin II, Roy and Smith, Terry, "X-20 (7 articles)", Quest, 1994, Volume 3, Issue 4, page 4.
  • Godwin, Robert, editor, Dyna-Soar: Hypersonic Strategic Weapons System, Collector's Guide Publishing, Ontario, Canada, 2003..

Dynasoar 5 Chronology


1967 Early - .
  • Dynasoar 5 (cancelled) - . Nation: USA. Flight: Dynasoar 5. Spacecraft: Dynasoar. Summary: Planned date for third manned Dynasoar single-orbit flight..

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