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Development of the Astrobee F sounding rocket system.The development of the Astrobee F sounding rocket vehicle through the first flight test at NASA-Wallops Station is described. Design and development of a 15 in. diameter, dual thrust, solid propellant motor demonstrating several new technology features provided the basis for the flight vehicle. The 'F' motor test program described demonstrated the following advanced propulsion technology: tandem dual grain configuration, low burning rate HTPB case-bonded propellant, and molded plastic nozzle. The resultant motor integrated into a flight vehicle was successfully flown with extensive diagnostic instrumentation.-
Document ID
19730038417
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Jenkins, R. B.
Taylor, J. P. (Aerojet Liquid Rocket Co. Sacramento, Calif., United States)
Honecker, H. J., Jr. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Sounding Rocket Div., Greenbelt, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 7, 2013
Publication Date
March 1, 1973
Subject Category
SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 73-300
Meeting Information
Sounding Rocket Technology Conference(Albuquerque, NM)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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