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Spacecraft Summary Weight Statement

Configuration: Gemini Space Craft

Mass Property Section

Date: 1965

     

Code

System

(U.S. Custom: lbs & ft)

Item Or Module

Craft

A

B

C

D

E

F

M

1

Aerodynamic Surface

             

2

Body Surface

1073

417

       

1490

3

Induced Envir. Prot.

731

         

731

4

Lnch Recov & dkg

352

         

352

5

Main Propulsion

 

143

       

143

6

Orient Control

181

407

       

588

7

Prime Power Source

114

421

       

535

8

Power Conv. & Dist.

157

51

       

208

9

Guidance & Navigation

272

         

272

10

Instrumentation

188

108

       

296

11

Communication

60

30

       

90

12

Environmental Control

300

290

       

590

13

Reserved Equipment

             

14

Personnel Provisions

610

8

       

618

15

Crew Sta. & Control

129

         

129

16

Range Safety & Abort

             

Subtotal Dry weight

4167

1875

       

6042

17

Personnel

416

         

416

18

Cargo

             

19

Ordnance

27

12

       

39

20

Ballast

148

         

148

21

Residual Prop. & Serv. Item

             

Subtotal Inert Weight

4758

1887

       

6645

22

Residual Prop. & Serv. Item

             

23

In flight losses

34

91

       

125

24

Thrust Decay Propellant

             

25

Full Thrust Propellant

75

916

       

991

26

Thrust Prop Buildup

             

27

Pre-ignition Losses

             
                 
 

adjust

-6

3

       

-3

Total Gross Weight

4861

2897

       

7758

Design Envelope (ft3)

198

448

       

627

Pressure Volume (ft3)

80

           

Design Envelope Surface Area (ft2)

217

208

       

448

Pressurized Surface Area(ft2)

             
               

Design g Max

15

           

Design Power Max (KW)

             

Design No. Man/Days

           

2/2

From the "Fundamental Techniques of Weight Estimating and Forcasting for Advanced Manned Spacecraft and Space Stations" by Willie Heineman, Jr.; NASA TN D-6349

A = Reentry Module

B = Adapter Module

M = Manned Launch

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