Accession Number : ADA301859

Title :   Development and Demonstration of Manufacturing Processes for Fabricating Graphite/LARC-160 Polyimide Structural Elements.

Descriptive Note : Quarterly progress rept. no. 9, 16 Jun-15 Sep 80,

Corporate Author : ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL DOWNEY CA SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s) : Frost, R. K. ; Bosler, J. H. ; Demonet, R. J. ; Dynes, P. J. ; Hammermesh, C. L.

PDF Url : ADA301859

Report Date : 15 SEP 1980

Pagination or Media Count : 38

Abstract : Contract NASI-15371 is the third NASA/LaRC program of Project CASTS, Composites for Advanced Space Transportation Systems. The first program utilized NRI5O-B2 polyimide resin and was conducted by General Dynamics, San Diego. PMR-15 polyimide resin was the subject of the second program conducted by Boeing Aerospace Company. The third program, NASI-15371, utilizing LARC-16O polyimide resin, was awarded to the Space Systems Group of Rockwell International. The three programs have as a common objective, the development and demonstration of technologies to implement structural application of graphite polyimide for 316C (600F) service environment. Technologies evolved from these programs will be transferred to Space Shuttle structural flight hardware according weight savings not attainable with conventional composite materials.

Descriptors :   *SYSTEMS ENGINEERING, *FABRICATION, *PRODUCTION ENGINEERING, *GRAPHITE, *SPACE TRANSPORTATION, *POLYIMIDE RESINS, SPACE SYSTEMS, DEMONSTRATIONS, STRUCTURAL PROPERTIES, COMPOSITE MATERIALS, SPACE SHUTTLES, SPACE FLIGHT, WEIGHT REDUCTION.

Subject Categories : Plastics
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Manned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE