Accession Number : AD0856662

Title :   Gemini B Oxygen Safety Study. Volume VI. Procedures - Ground Testing and Flight.

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL ASTRONAUTICS CO ST LOUIS MO

Report Date : 15 MAY 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 26

Abstract : The procedures to be used in Gemini B in-plant testing and operations, ground checkout and pre-launch testing and operations are discussed relative to safe operations with respect to fire. The procedures examined consist of those associated with the Environmental Control System (ECS), the Reentry Control System (RCS), and the Pyrotechnic System since these systems present the greatest hazard with respect to fire. The primary area of consideration is inside the pressure cabin, with hatches closed and a 100% oxygen atmosphere. Therefore, principal concern is focused on ECS cabin procedures during in-plant, ground checkout and pre-launch operations. Flight operations are discussed in Volume VIII (AD-856 664). The procedures reviewed are nonelectrical, since the electrical components do not impose critical or special procedures with respect to fire safety. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, FIRE SAFETY), (*SPACE STATIONS, FIRE SAFETY), (*FIRE SAFETY, CHECKOUT PROCEDURES), SPACE CAPSULES, HAZARDS, OXYGEN, SPACECRAFT CABINS, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERES, TEST FACILITIES, SPACECRAFT DEBRIS, CLEANING, NITROGEN, HELIUM, LEAKAGE(FLUID), HYPERGOLIC ROCKET PROPELLANTS, PYROTECHNICS, FAILURE, PRESSURE SUITS, HYPOXIA.

Subject Categories : Safety Engineering
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE