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5507451 Shuttle launch system for model rocket  
A shuttle launch system for a model rocket which includes a model rocket engine having a propellant charge for propelling the model rocket in a first direction and an ejection charge for ejecting...
5421237 Acceleration apparatus  
The invention relates to an acceleration apparatus comprising an accelerator surrounding an acceleration path with the exception of at least its mouth-side end and an acceleration body which is...
5404923 Apparatus for automated fueling of a launch vehicle  
The apparatus for the automated fueling of a launch vehicle includes a mobile fuel line platform assembly for carrying a fuel line assembly. A gross mechanical actuation mechanism provides gross...
5350137 Multiple application paraboloid spacecraft structure  
A combined application paraboloid spacecraft structure that is adapted to serve as a structural element for space transportation vehicles, and in additional applications, as a separated...
5322248 Methods and arrangements tailoring aerodynamic forces afforded by a payload to reduce flight loads and to assist flight control for the coupled system  
An arrangement for controlling the flight of a launch vehicle and a coupled payload, such a spaceplane, from launch to the separation of the payload from the vehicle. The launch vehicle is...
5305974 Spaceship propulsion by momentum transfer  
A propulsion system for spaceships wherein a first electromagnetic projectile launcher (EMPL) accelerates "smart" projectiles into space and on appropriate trajectories to rendezvous with a...
5303695 Human free-flight launcher  
A human free-flight launcher including a seat positioned within a tetrahedral frame and supported therein by elasticized cords which, upon retraction of the seat within the interior of the...
5294078 Integrated system and method for assembling, and then transporting and supporting a launch vehicle  
The system includes an assembly building of sufficient dimension to permit a launch vehicle to be vertically integrated within the building, and to simultaneously receive a combination launch...
5255873 Flying wing space launch assist stage  
An unpowered reusable flying wing glider employed in conjunction with an aerodynamically shaped spacecraft without wings so as to permit existing airfield launch and ascent to orbit for a rocket...
5217188 Modular solid-propellant launch vehicle and related launch facility  
A family of modular solid-propellant launch vehicles and a related launch facility for placing a wide range of payloads in earth orbit at greatly reduced costs compared to present day launch...
5209433 Mobile rocket service tower  
A rocket assembly apparatus is disclosed in which a vertical assembly building houses a multi-stage rocket and provides a clear work area around the entire circumference of the rocket. A mobile...
5199668 Launcher for radio controlled flights of a model airplane, releasing the model airplane for flight upon depressing a foot pedal thereof  
A launcher for radio controlled flights of a model airplane, which releases the previously restrained model airplane upon the depression of a foot pedal thereof, thereby eliminating the need for...
5195447 Personal water craft race starting device  
A race starting device for personal watercraft includes a thrust diverter connectable to the watercraft comprising a tube having an intake end adapted for alignment with the discharge nozzle of...
5188557 Toy rocket apparatus  
A toy rocket to include a cylindrical body formed with a conical upper end portion, with the conical end portion formed of a flexible material, the cylindrical body formed of a rigid material and...
5150860 Air vehicle launching device  
A launching device carrier (14) has fuselage supports (24, 44) and ground engaging wheels (18). A pair of outrigger assemblies (84, 122) are spaced laterally from the carrier (14) on opposite...
5093313 Electromagnetic ground to orbit propulsion method and operating system for high mass payloads  
A reusable and regenerative electromagnetic propulsion method and operating system is provided for propelling high mass payloads to orbital velocities which does not require a vacuum environment....
5082202 Droppable jet vane TVC  
A jet vane thrust vector control unit is provided to pitch a missile over to a generally horizontal path after the missile has been vertically launched. A collar affixed to the base of the missile...
5028015 Ground retaining device  
A ground retaining device for pilotless, radio controlled, miniature model airplanes; comprising horizontal stabilizer engaging bar means, hinged joint means, ground securing plate means.
5024137 Fuel assisted electromagnetic launcher  
A fuel assisted electromagnetic launcher wherein a payload is contained in a forward portion of a pointed cylindrical launch container and rocket fuel is contained in a rearward portion; and...
5017549 Electromagnetic Meissner effect launcher  
An electromagnetic projectile launcher provides acceleration of a superconducting projectile through the diamagnetic repulsion of the superconducting projectile. A superconducting layer is...
4932607 Universal erection and processing system for launching a space vehicle  
A universal spaceport for launching a space vehicle of any type. The spaceport includes a gantry crane, an erector, a launch pad launch mount adapter and an umbilical tower which is used for any...
4909458 Device for the acceleration of bodies, especially a mobile catapult for flying bodies  
For acceleration of bodies along a track, a traction rope was wound onto a drum at the end of the track. During disengagement, the rope and the vicinity within range of the rotating rope were...
4907761 Mechanism for controlling a catapult bar  
A control mechanism according to the invention comprises a crank (13) constrained to rotate with the catapult bar (10), a catapult bar linkage comprising a link (14) and a lever (16) which are...
4903605 Air missile provided with at least one releasable power unit  
This invention relates to an air missile comprising at least one temporary, releasable power unit, connected to the rest of said missile by a fit capable of allowing said power unit to slide...
4901949 Rocket-powered, air-deployed, lift-assisted booster vehicle for orbital, supraorbital and suborbital flight  
A rocket-powered, air-deployed, lift-assisted booster vehicle (ALBV) is disclosed for efficiently carrying small payloads to orbital, supraorbital or suborbital altitudes and velocities. The ALBV...
4886248 Rapid extension shock absorber, in particular for carrier-based aircraft  
A shock absorber comprising a strut (1), a sliding rod (3) mounted to slide inside the strut, at least one gas chamber (13, 17) under pressure, an oil chamber (6) associated with the gas chamber,...
4881446 Space train  
The direct projection of a space vehicle, herein termed a "Space Train™", into space without combustile fuel is described. A mathematical physics analysis derives critical ranges of parameters,...
4858429 Cable starter for air launch missile  
A gas turbine engine has a cable drum drivably connected to the compressor and turbine of the engine. A cable is wound about said drum and is tensioned by relative movement between the engine and...
4844380 Detachable thrust vector mechanism for an aeronautical vehicle  
A relatively inexpensive, high efficiency, detachable thrust vector mechanism is provided for addressing the current shortcomings in the art. In the illustrative embodiment, the invention is used...
4824047 Hang glider launch vehicle  
A lightweight, low cost, powered launch vehicle for carrying a hang glider aloft and releasing the glider for free flight provides an integral glider support frame for positioning the glider in...
4815438 Accelerator for paired masses  
A method and apparatus has two stages of acceleration establishing levels of kinetic energy in paired bodies contributing to a total system mass that is to be accelerated in a given time profile....
4795113 Electromagnetic transportation system for manned space travel  
An electromagnetically propelled space transportation system is provided for transporting passengers and/or freight between the Earth's surface and orbiting spaceports via reusable spaceplanes....
4790755 Aircraft pilot-training apparatus  
An apparatus for training aircraft pilots wherein the apparatus includes a boom defined by a central bracket, a large rigid arm and a small rigid arm collectively supported on a vertical mast for...
4775120 Extraterrestrial transportation apparatus and method  
Greatly reduced cost of extraterrestrial transporation of strong items and materials is obtained through the use of impact into a crash-capturing-containing facility for deceleration. Cargoes from...
4746086 Nose landing gear jump strut assembly  
Nose landing gear jump strut assembly includes an outer main housing cylinder containing a jump cylinder which is normally retained in a retracted position but is extendable on command during the...
4738414 Parasailing assembly and system and launching the same  
A parasailing assembly structured for the safe support of a rider in a depending and supported relation from an air suspended or ascending parachute wherein the rider support and ascending...
4724738 Space entry actuator launch system  
A launching system is provided having a launch cylinder with an open bottom and propulsion means in the form of a rocket motor attached within the cylinder adjacent the top thereof. The cylinder...
4721271 Devices and method for rocket booster vectoring to provide stability augmentation during a booster launch phase  
Rocket booster motor vectoring system and method for shortening take-off distance of aircraft, the aircraft being airborne before it is going fast enough for its conventional controls to provide...
4709883 Launch and ascent system  
This invention uses magnetic levitation in combination with magnetic propulsion (MAGLEV) to accelerate an aircraft of spacecraft--or both crafts as a coupled unit--from standstill along a guideway...
4700912 Laser illumination system for aircraft launch and landing system  
A giant column of air is employed to assist in the vertical take-off and landing of an aircraft. The column of air is forced through movable louvers which steer the aircraft on the air column. A...
4687158 Jump strut landing gear apparatus and system  
A jump strut landing gear apparatus for providing an aircraft with a short takeoff and landing capability, utilizes incrementally fired, pyrotechnic charges to explosively generate the required...
4678141 Aircraft launcher and retriever  
A composite VTOL vehicle comprising a VTOL carrier with outboard mounted engines and an aircraft which is lifted off and retrieved by the carrier.
4678143 Launcher for remotely piloted aircraft  
A launcher is provided for a remotely piloted aircraft that has a launch ramp mounted on a transport vehicle and a carriage which is accelerated up the ramp carrying the aircraft to be launched....
4666105 Unmanned aircraft  
An unmanned craft having a fuselage, a propeller drive with a propeller being arranged in the tail portion of the fuselage for purposes of cruising, and a rocket assist propulsion system for the...
4637574 Attenuating, extendible shock-absorbing strut  
A rapidly extendible, rough-field attenuating shock-absorbing strut, particularly adapted for use with an aircraft having a tricycle landing gear, is used during takeoff and is adapted for rapid...
4634082 Extendable shock strut  
An extendable shock strut comprising a strut housing having an open end and a closed end and a piston including a piston housing and a piston head slidable in the strut housing. The piston housing...
4625619 Device for separation and launch of a body with linear and rotational velocity  
A launching structure comprising a ram driven by a piston in a cylinder. A yrotechnic charge initiates a gas expansion underneath the piston and the expanding gases drive the ram. The ram has a...
4607811 Propulsion unit for hang glider type aircraft, and aircraft fitted with the propulsion unit  
An aircraft of the hang glider type includes a wing (11) with a keel (12) in its plane of symmetry serving as a fastening point for a trapeze and a harness by which the pilot is suspended below...
4575026 Ground launched missile controlled rate decelerator  
A deceleration sled to decelerate and safely contain a launched test miss. The sled has crushable honeycomb which absorbs the initial impact of the missile as the sled accelerates along a track to...
4557439 Inflatable airfoil canopy launching method and apparatus  
Lateral forces exerted on an air inflated, airfoil canopy of an aerial device during towline launching are balanced by slidable displacement of the coupling between the towline and a flexible...

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