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Flight performance summary for three NASA Terrier-Malemute II sounding rocketsThe subject of this paper is the presentation of flight data for three Terrier-Malemute II sounding rocket vehicles. The Malemute motor was modified by adding insulation and using a propellant that produced less Al2O3 agglomerate in the chamber. This modification, designated Malemute II, reduced the sensitivity of the motor to the roll rate induced motor case burnthrough experienced on some earlier Malemute flights. Two flight tests, including a single stage Malemute II and a Terrier-Malemute II, were made by Sandia to qualify this modification. The three NASA operational flights that are the subject of this paper were made using the modified Malemute II motors.
Document ID
19820064503
Document Type
Conference Proceedings
Authors
Patterson, R. A. (NASA Wallops Flight Center Sounding Rocket and Balloon Projects Branch, Wallops Island, VA, United States)
Date Acquired
August 10, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1982
Subject Category
LAUNCH VEHICLES AND SPACE VEHICLES
Report/Patent Number
AIAA PAPER 82-1727
Meeting Information
Sounding Rocket Conference(Orlando, FL)
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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