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An illustration of the use of Graphic ROCKET, an interactive computer graphics system for the analysis of aerospace vehicle designs. The system permits the user to specify or modify a design and flight plan and to see the resulting performance curves displayed. Graphic ROCKET runs on an IBM 360/40 computer. The interactive graphics terminal includes an IBM 2250 cathode-ray-tube display with a light pen, keyboard, and function keys. Hardcopy is provided by an S-C 4060 graphic output device. The program language consists of a series of "pages," created and interfaced via the POGO System (RM-5825), and displayed on the cathode-ray tube, for specifying initial conditions, environmental models, and flight plans. Control boxes on each page permit the user to skip from page to page with the light pen as he defines the problem he wants to solve. Graphic ROCKET is shown in terms of a real-life problem of designing an air-launched satellite booster for photographing hurricanes. This Memorandum is the text of a demonstration film presented at the Design Automation Conference in June 1969.

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