Accession Number : AD0833949

Title :   TEST OF MERCURY CAPSULE UMBILICAL RELEASE, WS107A,

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Cross, J. B. ; Logue, R. D.

Report Date : 28 OCT 1959

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : Test request was initiated by the Launcher and Mechanisms Design Group, to determine the ejection characteristics of the Mercury umbilical release. Special concern of this installation was the 90 degree mislocation of the mounting on the capsule which necessitated an awkward wrap-around of the electric cable and a 55 degree pull angle on the mechanical release. (Author)

Descriptors :   *RELEASE MECHANISMS), (*UMBILICAL CORDS(AEROSPACE), LAUNCH VEHICLES, EJECTION, DOORS, FAILURE(ELECTRONICS), ELECTRIC CONNECTORS, NOSE CONES, POSITIONING DEVICES(MACHINERY), ELECTRIC CABLES, POWER SUPPLIES, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Electric Power Production and Distribution
      Guided Missile Launching and Basing Support

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE