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Space Shuttle SRM developmentThe successful static test of the fourth Development Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Motor (SRM) in February 1979 concluded the development testing phase of the SRM Project. Qualification and flight motors are currently being fabricated, with the first qualification motor to be static tested. Delivered thrust-time traces on all development motors were very close to predicted values, and both specific and total impulse exceeded specification requirements. 'All-up' static tests conducted with a solid rocket booster equipment on development motors achieved all test objectives. Transportation and support equipment concepts have been proven, baselining is complete, and component reusability has been demonstrated. Evolution of the SRM transportation support equipment, and special test equipment designs are reviewed, and development activities discussed. Handling and processing aspects of large, heavy components are described.
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Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Brinton, B. C.
(Thiokol Corp. Brigham City, UT, United States)
Kilminster, J. C.
(Thiokol Corp. Wasatch Div., Brigham City, Utah, United States)
Date Acquired
August 9, 2013
Publication Date
June 1, 1979
Subject Category
Spacecraft Propulsion And Power
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 79-1136
Meeting Information
Meeting: AIAA, SAE, and ASME, Joint Propulsion Conference
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Start Date: June 18, 1979
End Date: June 20, 1979
Sponsors: SAE, ASME, AIAA
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