Accession Number : AD0757424

Title :   Environmental Testing of Closed Pore Insulation (CPI). II. Salt Spray Testing,

Corporate Author : GRUMMAN AEROSPACE CORP BETHPAGE N Y RESEARCH DEPT

Personal Author(s) : Feldman,Carl ; Russak,Michael

Report Date : FEB 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : A series of tests was performed on Grumman-developed surface insulation material, CPI, to demonstrate its suitability for the shuttle orbiter thermal protection system. Salt spray testing was done to determine the effect of sea water mist of CPI's performance during simulated re-entry thermal cycling. This type of testing is mandatory because of the sea coast environment of Cape Kennedy where the shuttle will be launched. CPI-4 was tested and the results gave a good indication of the type and degree of degradation to be expected in actual use. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*THERMAL INSULATION, SALT SPRAY TESTS), (*RENDEZVOUS SPACECRAFT, AERODYNAMIC HEATING), ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, MANNED SPACECRAFT, LIFTING REENTRY VEHICLES, HEAT SHIELDS, HEAT RESISTANT GLASS, SEA WATER, FLUXES(FUSION), ENVIRONMENTAL TESTS

Subject Categories : Miscellaneous Materials
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE