Altitude Starting Tests of a 1000-Pound-Thrust Solid-Propellant Rocket

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Four solid-propellant rocket engines of nominal 1000-pound-thrust were tested for starting characteristics at pressure altitudes ranging from 112,500 to 123,000 feet and at a temperature of -75 F. All engines ignited and operated successfully. Average chamber pressures ranged from 1060 to ll90 pounds per square inch absolute with action times from 1.51 to 1.64 seconds and ignition delays from 0.070 t o approximately 0.088 second. The chamber pressures and action times were near the specifications, but the ignition delay was almost twice the specified value of 0.040 second.

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Sloop, John L.; Rollbuhler, R. James & Krawczonek, Eugene M. August 27, 1952.

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Four solid-propellant rocket engines of nominal 1000-pound-thrust were tested for starting characteristics at pressure altitudes ranging from 112,500 to 123,000 feet and at a temperature of -75 F. All engines ignited and operated successfully. Average chamber pressures ranged from 1060 to ll90 pounds per square inch absolute with action times from 1.51 to 1.64 seconds and ignition delays from 0.070 t o approximately 0.088 second. The chamber pressures and action times were near the specifications, but the ignition delay was almost twice the specified value of 0.040 second.

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  • URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2060/20050019243 External Link
  • Report No.: NACA-RM-E57G29
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  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc64085

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  • August 27, 1952

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Sloop, John L.; Rollbuhler, R. James & Krawczonek, Eugene M. Altitude Starting Tests of a 1000-Pound-Thrust Solid-Propellant Rocket, report, August 27, 1952; (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc64085/: accessed October 16, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.