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Dynasoar 5
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X-20 Dynasoar

X-20 Dynasoar
X-20 Dynasoar in re-entry configuration
Credit: © Dan Roam

Planned third manned Dynasoar single-orbit flight; would demonstrate maneuver in orbit and during re-entry, and systems evaluation. Project cancelled in December 1963.

Launched: 1967 Early. Number crew: 1 .

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.



Country: USA. Bibliography: 152, 583.
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X-20 cockpitX-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



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


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