Accession Number : AD0842798

Title :   Overheating Test Production 'E' Series Liquid Oxygen Supply System.

Corporate Author : GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s) : Call, S. L.

Report Date : 14 SEP 1960

Pagination or Media Count : 101

Abstract : The 'E' Series engine start requirements demand that both booster engines develop thrust simultaneously and equally. It is further required that the sustainer start approximately 16 milliseconds after booster start. To fulfill the engine start requirements it is necessary that the oxidizer temperature at each booster pump inlet be on the order of -288F or lower and the temperature of the oxidizer at the sustainer pump inlet be on the order of -298F or lower. These requirements necessitated the design of a completely new propulsion plumbing system. Testing at the Point Loma Test Site using the EID 27-7017 Test Article was necessary to assure that the above conditions were satisfied by the new design. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*SURFACE TO SURFACE MISSILES, LIQUID ROCKET PROPELLANTS), (*LIQUID ROCKET OXIDIZERS, SUPERCOOLING), PROPELLANT TRANSFER, PROPELLANT TANKS, FILLING, PRESSURIZATION, HEAT OF VAPORIZATION, TEST METHODS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES.

Subject Categories : Surface-launched Guided Missiles
      Liquid Rocket Propellants

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE