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Rockwell SAVER
Rockwell SAVER
Rockwell SAVER personal orbital escape system of the 1960's
American manned rescue spacecraft. Study 1966. The Rockwell SAVER concept provided return of a single crew member in his ejection seat. A nose cap only the size of the seat absorbed most of the re-entry heat.

Status: Study 1966. Height: 1.30 m (4.20 ft). Span: 10.00 m (32.00 ft).

The rest was dissipated through a huge inflatable balloon deployed from the seat. The concept promised a compact, lightweight solution and allowed the possibility to modulate drag and re-entry loads during re-entry by changing the size of the balloon. but required new materials technology for the nosecap and balloon material.

Crew Size: 1.



Country: USA. Agency: North American. Bibliography: 419.

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