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Space shuttle Solid Rocket Booster (SRB) separationThe system is described which is used to separate the solid rocket boosters from the space shuttle after they have expended most of their propellant and their thrust is near burnout. The dynamics of the separation are simulated in a computer program so that the separation system can be analyzed. The assumptions and ground rules used in analyzing this system are explained and the method of analysis is delineated. The capability of the separation system is presented together with data which may be used to aid in the design of the external tank and solid rocket booster interface. The results of a parameter study to determine the sensitivity of the separation to the initial state of the space shuttle are also presented.
Document ID
19760006102
Document Type
Technical Memorandum (TM)
Authors
Tomlin, D. D. (NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Huntsville, AL, United States)
Date Acquired
September 3, 2013
Publication Date
November 1, 1975
Subject Category
SPACECRAFT DESIGN, TESTING AND PERFORMANCE
Report/Patent Number
NASA-TM-X-64967
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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