Unlocking The Mystery of the
D-21B Solid Rocket Boosted
Air-Launched Mach 3 UAV
Thomas L. Moore and co-authors Robert L. Geisler, Eric M. Rohrbaugh and Carl R. Pignoli presented this paper to the 43rd AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit 8-11 July 2007 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Permission has been granted to reproduce this in-depth and comprehensive document on the "SR-71 Blackbirds" web site.
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Credit for this article goes to: Thomas L. Moore and co-authors Robert L. Geisler, Eric M. Rohrbaugh and Carl R. Pignoli and Alliant Techsystems copyright 2007.
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