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Old 02-27-2010, 07:23 AM   #1
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I Suppose here is the best place for this thread, maybe it can be stickied too.

Yesterday we had a talk about the disapperance of bobandreport's website on geocities, which had for some been THE reference list of NTRS documents, and the idea came up to start a Space PDF thread here.

So I start out with the final report on ABLE-1 which are the probes Pioneer 0, 1 and 2:

http://www.sdfo.org/stl/1958%20NASA%...L%20REPORT.pdf

http://www.sdfo.org/stl/1958%20NASA%...olume%2002.pdf
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Old 03-04-2010, 08:48 PM   #2
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Today a find from DTIC which made me very happy because they put up the Manhigh III Post Flight Report online!

http://www.dtic.mil/cgi-bin/GetTRDoc...c=GetTRDoc.pdf

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Thanks to Dambuster! I tried to run Bob's page through archive.org and I actually got this:

http://web.archive.org/web/200710140...t/spacepdf.htm

This is the version of October 14th, 2007. You only need to watch out with the links though, it will say that they are excluded from the archive by robots.txt . As the links are to the NTRS, simply paste the link of the particular document into the address bar .
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:48 AM   #3
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Martians are exploring the Earth... scratch that, Earthlings are exploring Mars:

http://mepag.jpl.nasa.gov/reports/index.html
Recommended reading: MEPAG Goals, HEM-SAG final draft.
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Old 04-13-2011, 12:13 PM   #4
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Bob Andrepont's new site is here by the way: http://www.scribd.com/bandrepont/collections

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Old 05-01-2011, 08:05 AM   #5
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Here goes a very good recap on nuclear propulsion: http://iaaweb.org/iaa/Studies/nuclearpropulsion.pdf
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:53 AM   #6
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Well, that's not .pdf, but there is some interesting information about spacecraft thermal insulation :

http://www.esa.int/esapub/bulletin/b...7/paroli87.htm
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:58 AM   #7
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Bimodal NTR modelled in depth (plus also thermodynamic/hydrodynamic data for existing NTR/NERVA-type designs):

http://www.lib.umd.edu/drum/bitstrea...i-umd-4873.pdf
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:21 PM   #8
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Mining on the Moon:

http://www.isruinfo.com/index.php?page=srr_11_ptmss

There are presentations and piccies of equipment demonstration.
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Old 06-05-2011, 08:44 PM   #9
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Docking standards from NASA (with some model files, the format is unknown because the file is 215 MB large).
http://dockingstandard.nasa.gov/

EDIT: the large files (for deployed and stowed configurations of iLIDS) are in STL format, can be imported into Wings3D or printed out on a 3D printer

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Old 06-17-2011, 08:56 PM   #10
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Cryocoolers (mostly pulse tube type) and cryoproperties of materials. Nothing fancy (if you want more, grab "Cryocoolers" conference proceedings or Donabedian & Gilmore book).
http://cryogenics.nist.gov/Publicati...blications.htm
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:10 PM   #11
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Post Vulcain 2 Engine

- Vulcain 2 Engine Nozzle specs

- Vulcain 2 Engine Nozzle redesign
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File Type: pdf Volvo Aero - Vulcain2 Nozzle.pdf (166.7 KB, 37 views)
File Type: pdf Volvo Aero, SNECMA, EADS - Vulcain2 Nozzle Redesign.pdf (566.2 KB, 21 views)
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Old 08-28-2011, 03:25 AM   #12
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The Goddard classic.
A Method of Reaching Extreme Altitudes

An older textbook.
Spacecraft Dynamics
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Old 09-02-2011, 06:56 PM   #13
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A bit dated, but useful nevertheless - 1988 NASA Thesaurus v3 - "Definitions"

http://hdl.handle.net/2060/19890003930

"Fundamentals and Issues in Launch Vehicle Design"

http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/ca...1997043493.pdf

I finally found this in PDF form!!! Although it's the source for Oneil's _High Frontiers_, I've always found the source material far more interesting. Again, horribly dated, but I don't know of any publication better for lubricating the imagination.

"Space Settlements: A Design Study (1977)" - http://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/ca...1977014162.pdf

EDIT:
The NASA link is dead so I'm linking the copy I posted on Scribd that can be read online or downloaded from there.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/144050551/...ection=4257771

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Old 09-02-2011, 07:32 PM   #14
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Post Schematic of an OMS pod

A clear schematic of an OMS pod :
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Old 09-02-2011, 07:46 PM   #15
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More food for thought (and a lot to digest @ 213 pages).

Lt. Col John R. London III's "LEO on the Cheap"

http://www.dunnspace.com/leo-1-10.pdf

Got some more "classics" to link for you all.

"Extraterrestrial Materials Processing and Construction final report" (1978)
476 pages
http://www.nss.org/settlement/spacer...nstruction.pdf


"Lunar Resources Utilization for Space Construction V1 - Executive Summary" (1979) 68 pgs.
http://www.nss.org/settlement/spacer...n1-Summary.pdf


"Lunar Resources Utilization for Space Construction V2 - Study Results" (1979) 486 pgs.
http://www.nss.org/settlement/spacer...n2-Results.pdf


"Lunar Resources Utilization for Space Construction V3 - Appenices" (1979) 408 pgs.
http://www.nss.org/settlement/spacer...Appendices.pdf

I actually posted the "Lunar Resources" collection on Scribd a couple years ago, but you now need to upload something there to download so I thought I'd give these alternate links.

And finally - "Space Resources" (1992) 44 pgs -
http://www.nss.org/settlement/spacer...Resources0.pdf

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