X-20 Dynasoar in re-entry configuration
Credit: © Dan Roam
Fourth 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 fourth manned Dynasoar single-orbit flight were to demonstrate maneuver in orbit and during re-entry, and systems evaluation. In orbit subsystems would have been evaluated that were not covered in the previous flight, and alternate and back-up control modes would be checked. During re-entry dynamic stability and aerothermal maneuver would be demonstrated using pitch and roll pulses of 2 to 5 degrees per second.
First Launch: 1967 Spring.
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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 6 Chronology
1967 Spring -
- Dynasoar 6 (cancelled) - .
Nation: USA. Flight: Dynasoar 6. Spacecraft: Dynasoar. Summary: Planned date for fourth manned flight of the X-20 Dynasoar..
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