Aspects of Extra-Vehicular Mobility of a Human Operator in Space

Paper #:
  • 640247

Published:
  • 1964-01-01
DOI:
  • 10.4271/640247
Citation:
Dutzmann, R., "Aspects of Extra-Vehicular Mobility of a Human Operator in Space," SAE Technical Paper 640247, 1964, doi:10.4271/640247.
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Pages:
11
Abstract:
This paper discusses the general problems facing a human operator in space with particular emphasis on mobility. An analysis of motions using a simple systems concept leads into a discussion of operational aspects and determination of propellant requirements and results in a preliminary design specification of a mobility system. Finally, a first attempt at a preliminary design of a system is presented.From this effort, it can be concluded that a simple, free space mobility system can be provided at low weight penalties, thus making it suitable for early experiments, possibly on “Gemini.”
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