Accession Number : AD0715609

Title :   Hypervelocity Research Program.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : GENERAL ELECTRIC CO PHILADELPHIA PA MISSILE AND SPACE DIV

Personal Author(s) : Semon,H. W.

Report Date : FEB 1963

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : The report describes a program aimed at the development of a type of high explosive projector capable of accelerating small particles to velocities high enough to simulate meteoroids. It describes a modified type of shaped charge projector that is capable of producing a small cluster of spherical particles having a total mass of approximately 0.07 grams moving at a velocity of 43,000 feet per second. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HYPERVELOCITY GUNS, DESIGN), (*SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, METEORS), HYPERVELOCITY PROJECTILES, DETONATION WAVES, CAVITY LINERS, SHAPED CHARGES, EXPERIMENTAL DATA

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE