Accession Number : AD0856882

Title :   Gemini B Orbital Storage Test of Reentry Control System Engine Propellant Valves.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL CO ST LOUIS MO

Personal Author(s) : Shipp, R. W.

Report Date : 31 JUL 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : These tests were conducted to determine the possible cold welding effects, due to extended storage in a simulated Gemini B high vacuum and temperature environment, on a set of Gemini B Reentry Control System Propellant Valves. A functional test was performed to verify that the valves operated within the applicable specification limits at the beginning and end of the test series. Results show no significant loss in valve performance due to the valve storage and valve cycling tests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *PROPELLANT CONTROL), (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, REENTRY VEHICLES), (*SPACE STATIONS, REENTRY VEHICLES), (*REENTRY VEHICLES, (*INTAKE VALVES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), SPACE CAPSULES, SPACE ENVIRONMENTS, ROCKET ENGINES, THRUST VECTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLUID FLOW.

Subject Categories : Pumps, Filters, Pipes, Tubing, Fittings & Vlvs
      Rocket Engines
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE