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Stage separation study of Nike-Black Brant V Sounding Rocket SystemA new Sounding Rocket System has been developed. It consists of a Nike Booster and a Black Brant V Sustainer with slanted fins which extend beyond its nozzle exit plane. A cursory look was taken at different factors which must be considered when studying a passive separation system. That is, one separation system without mechanical constraints in the axial direction and which will allow separation due to drag differential accelerations between the Booster and the Sustainer. The equations of motion were derived for rigid body motions and exact solutions were obtained. The analysis developed could be applied to any other staging problem of a Sounding Rocket System.
Document ID
19760052317
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Ferragut, N. J. (Management and Technical Services Co. Beltsville, Md., United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1976
Subject Category
LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Meeting Information
Sounding Rocket Technology Conference(Boston, MA)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS5-23264
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Other