Accession Number : AD0856886

Title :   Heat Shield Hatch Acceptance Test for Functional Fit at Temperature.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.

Corporate Author : MCDONNELL CO ST LOUIS MO

Report Date : 14 MAR 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : The heat shield hatch assembly for Gemini B is designed to provide access to the crew-transfer tunnel during the orbital phase of a mission. The hatch latching mechanism has been successfully tested previously at simulated altitude and temperature. The purpose of the testing described in this report was to demonstrate that there is an acceptable functional fit between the heat shield and the heat shield hatch at operating temperatures. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MANNED SPACECRAFT, HATCHES), (*SPACE STATIONS, HATCHES), (*HATCHES, PERFORMANCE(ENGINEERING)), SPACE CAPSULES, HEAT SHIELDS, PARKING ORBIT TRAJECTORIES, TEMPERATURE, FASTENINGS, ACCEPTABILITY.

Subject Categories : Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE