15 Launch Vehicles and Launch Operations
Includes all classes of launch vehicles, launch/space vehicle systems, and boosters; and launch operations. For related information see also 18 Spacecraft Design, Testing, and Performance; and 20 Spacecraft Propulsion and Power.
Launch Vehicles – Rockets or other vehicles used to transport satellites, space probes, or other payloads from the Earth (or other terrestrial surface) to space. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use. Wm. H. Allen, ed., 1965. NASA SP-7.
Exhaustive Interest : Design, research, development, testing, evaluation, and performance of any launch vehicle, combination of launch vehicle and space vehicle, launch system components, and all operating procedures and problems related to launch vehicles.
Negative Interest : Design, performance, and effects of military weapons and warheads delivered by launch vehicle; pyrotechnic rockets used for displays and festivals.
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