ROCKET

RAND's Omnibus Calculator of the Kinematics of Earth Trajectories

by Barry W. Boehm

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A reference manual for the ROCKET program, which mathematically simulates the flight of aerospace vehicles by means of a digital computer. The program is versatile and easily mastered and has been used to study the following: space booster performance, hard-point defense, satellite rendezvous, ballistic missile performance, satellite orbit decay, verification of aerodynamic characteristics, maneuverability, reentry phenomena, evaluation of rocket vehicle guidance, and lunar and planetary exploration.

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