Accession Number : AD0708333

Title :   BIRTH OF A SPACE ENGINE,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Kislov,V.

Report Date : 08 APR 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 10

Abstract : The Reporter relates his impressions of a plant that manufactures rocket motors for space vehicles. The following departments of the plant are mentioned: Department of Reliability, Strength Laboratory, Department of Design, and also the office of the Chief Designer. The plant manufactures and tests liquid rocket motors for various space vehicles. Two motors, the sustainer motor and back-up counterpart, are mounted on the Soyuz ships. A Soyuz ship can carry on maneuvers up to an altitude of 1,300 KM, depending upon the fuel. The nozzles of space rocket motors are cooled by the propellent before it enters the combustion chamber. The motors are tested for performance time which is ten times as long as the actual one. The exhaust colors of a test motor are described as cherry red, reddish-yellow, pink and brightly white with a bluish hue - in that order. The author concludes with the statement that 'A liquid rocket motor will serve man in space explorations for some time to come.' (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SPACE PROPULSION, LIQUID PROPELLANT ROCKET ENGINES), (*SUSTAINER ENGINES, MANUFACTURING), QUALITY CONTROL, PRODUCTION CONTROL, CAPTIVE TESTS, TEST FACILITIES, REGENERATIVE COOLING, ROCKET NOZZLES, EXHAUST FLAMES, USSR

Subject Categories : Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE