Rocket Development Corporation Ballistics Manual

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Table of Contents

  • Section I Chapter 1 - Center of Gravity
  • Section I Chapter 2 - Center of Pressure
  • Section I Chapter 3 - Aerodynamic Testing
  • Section I Chapter 4 - Velocity Determination
  • Section I Chapter 5 - Altitude Determination
  • Section I Chapter 6 - Drag
  • Section I Chapter 7 - Tracking
  • Section II Chapter 1 - Fundamentals of the Rocket Engine
  • Section II Chapter 2 - Propellant Characteristics
  • Section II Chapter 3 - The Solid Propellant
  • Section II Chapter 4 - Static Testing
  • Section II Chapter 5 - Thrust Calculations
  • Section II Chapter 6 - Grain Design
  • Bibliography

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