Accession Number : AD0800024

Title :   RELIABILITY TECHNIQUES UTILIZED IN CONVERTING THE THOR TACTICAL SYSTEM TO A RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT SPACE BOOSTER,

Corporate Author : DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC SANTA MONICA CA MISSILE AND SPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Newby, Marvin A. ; Mahr, Erwin P.

Report Date : 01 NOV 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : The task of renovating and modifying the THOR booster to a Research and Development Space Booster was accomplished more quickly and at a lower cost than procuring a new space booster. The major considerations were that changes and cost would be held to an absolute minimum. However, analysis of the required configuration showed that the entire vehicle and also several of its subsystems might see environments of temperature, shock, vibration and sustained acceleration more severe than had been encountered on previous THOR flight. A discussion is presented of the analysis techniques utilized to assure that optimum Vehicle Flight Readiness would be achieved.

Descriptors :   (*BOOSTER ROCKETS, RELIABILITY), (*LAUNCH VEHICLES, RELIABILITY), OPERATIONAL READINESS, QUALITY CONTROL, TEMPERATURE, SHOCK(MECHANICS), VIBRATION, ACCELERATION.

Subject Categories : Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
      Ground Support Sys & Facil For Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE