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This was accomplished and no further problems have occurred other than the normal changing out of parts as they aged on the shelf between uses. Figure 30. Basic IUS configuration. 40 Figure 31. IUS PAM-S configuration and IUS-PAM-S Ulysses configuration. Figure 32. IUS PAM/Ulysses sequence of events. 41 Figure 33. ASE configuration. E. Skylab, America’s First Space Station 1. Characteristics. “The vast accomplishment of Skylab—in solar and stellar astronomy, in detailed study of our planet from the incomparable vantage of orbit, in using the exciting new laboratory tool of weightlessness, and in proving man can work productively in space for extended periods—are almost too profound to grasp.
This work was transferred to the Army team, which developed the Redstone. In the end, due to the innovations applied, it evolved to a true defense missile with a large warhead. 3. Problem Examples. a. Redstone Potentiometer Feedback. The first dynamic problem experienced occurred early in the Redstone rocket program. A Redstone vehicle was in checkout and verification in a horizontal position in its transportation cradle. These early vehicles were manufactured at the Redstone Arsenal, checked out, then transported to Florida for launch.
Technology evolved based on aircraft experience to deal with static aeroelastic effects, gust penetration, and the hammerhead effects. The technology involved not only analysis, but also scale-model wind tunnel testing. While on the launch pad, vortex shedding was a real problem. This was solved through the use of a dynamic damper between the vehicle and the launch pad service tower, which had a disconnect for launch. This led to a wind constraint for launch in order to not have vortex shedding during the short time the damper was disconnected.