Multipurpose nose fairing for space launch vehicles

1Galas', MI, 1Romanyuta, AA
1Yangel Yuzhnoye State Design Office, Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine
Kosm. nauka tehnol. 1999, 5 ;(2):60–65
Section: Spacecrafts and Payloads
Publication Language: Russian
We give a summary of fairing structures for various launch vehicles designed to put commercial spacecraft into orbits, principal requirements to these structures are listed. The Zenit-2 fairing is shown to have considerable promise for middle-size LV due to the possibility of adapting it to various types of spacecraft.
Keywords: commercial spacecraft, nose fairing, Zenit-2