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RSA-3 Aft View Aft view of the RSA-3. Note the small first stage fins.
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RSA-3 Interstage View of RSA-3 forward interstage and payload sections.
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RSA-3 and RSA-4 Cutaway views of RSA-3 and RSA-4 South African space launchers
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RSA-3 Cutaway Cutaway diagram of RSA-3 space launcher. This differs somewhat from the flight hardware now displayed in South African air museums.
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RSA-3 Credit: © Mark Wade. File Name: rsa3dwg.gif. Image width: 151 pixels. Image height: 463 pixels. Image size: 3,060 bytes.
Model of RSA-4 Model of RSA-4 space launcher, the planned follow-on to the RSA-3. The RSA-4 would have been 23.5 m long and could lift 550 kg into a 1,400-km orbit. This model differs in some details from drawings in the RSA-4 sales brochure.
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RSA-4 RSA-4 South African space launcher
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Figure 2.1 RSA-4 Launch Vehicle
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Figure 2.2 Stage 1
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Figure 2.3 Stage 2
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Figure 2.4 Stages 3, 4 and Payload
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Figure 2.5 Stage 4 with Third Stage Motor
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Figure 3.1 RSA 4 Satellite Mass in Circular Orbit
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Figure 3.2 RSA 4 Acceleration During Launch
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Figure 3.3 RSA 4 Velocity During Launch
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Figure 3.4 RSA 4 Ground Range During Launch
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Figure 3.5 RSA 4 Launch Trajetory
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Figure 3.6 Dynamic Pressure During Launch
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Figure 3.7 Launch Sequence
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Figure 3.8 Stage 4 / Satellite Separation in 1400 km Orbit
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Figure 3.9 Satellite Ground Track for 65 deg Inclination
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Figure 3.10 Satellite Ground Track from Polar Perspective for 55 deg Inclination
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Figure 3.11 Ground Station Coverage for Delta-V Burn to Circularize Orbit at 1400 km
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Title Page Introduction to the RSA-4 Launch Vehicle
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RSA-3 Aft View Rear view of the RSA-3, showing the exhaust vanes and details of its erector-launcher.
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