Several of the overviews above give extensive and
detailed descriptions of current and historical expendable
launch systems. Here is just a sampling of interesting
links about conventional launch systems:
We Had A Rocket - on line video documentary
about the British Black
Arrow rocket program, which managed
to put a satellite (Prospero) into orbit
in 1971 a few months after the program was
Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicles - Air Force funded
program for development of ELV's with lower launch
costs and increased reliability. Initially intended
to include only one vehicle but came to include both
the Atlas 5 and Delta 4.
Bharuk Aerospace Ltd. is a Joint Venture
between India and Ukraine established in collaboration
with NII PFM, Kharkov Aviation Institute, "KhAI"
Ukraine.We design and develop Unmanned Aerial
Vehicles (UAV), Sounding Rockets and Liquid
Rocket Engines for Microsatellite Launcher.
We are developing Micro-UAV "Sparrow-S" and
"SHIVASTRA-I" Sounding Rocket for Microgravity
and X-Ray research and microsat carrier "Shivastra-II".
Nitrous Oxide - used
as oxidizer as in the SpaceShipOne and SS2 hybrid
Accidents - in light of the Scaled Composites
accident, some data on previous serious incidents
with N2O, which are quite rare, has been collected
Composites Accident | Knights Arrow
- Observations and comments on Cal/OSHA
report (Inspection No: 31081103) on fatal
accident at Mojave test site of Scaled
Composites at the Mojave Air and Space
Port, 26th July 2007.
Investigation of Decomposition Characteristics
of Gaseous and Liquid Nitrous Oxide,
Accession Number : AD0784802, Descriptive
Note : Final rept., 1 Aug-15 Dec 1973
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB
KIRTLAND AFB NM Personal Author(s) : Rhodes,
G. W. Report Date : JUL 1974