Accession Number : AD0263427

Title :   TOXICO-METEOROLOGICAL FACTORS IN SELECTION OF ROCKET SITES

Corporate Author : MARQUARDT CORP VAN NUYS CALIF

Personal Author(s) : LEVIN,HARRY

Report Date : 14 SEP 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : The toxicity of certain types of propellants can be a governing factor in determining exclusion radii for rocket static test and launch sites. A noncombusted or partially combusted spill of toxic propellant can constitute the most extensive and persistent hazard and can override other factors in determining exclusion radius. Increased reliability in determination of spill emission (evaporation) rate and increased use of micrometeorology are both needed before exclusion radii can be recommended on other than the most conservative basis. (Author)

Descriptors :   *HAZARDS, *LAUNCHING SITES, *ROCKET PROPELLANTS, EVAPORATION, HANDLING, MICROMETEOROLOGY, SELECTION, TOXICITY, WIND, WIND DIRECTION INDICATORS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE