Accession Number : ADD015245
Title : Solid-Propellant-Powered Maneuvering System for Spacecraft.
Descriptive Note : Patent, filed 15 Feb 91, patented 5 Nov 91,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Goddard, Charles W ; Lucas, John T ; Galvan, Paul A
Report Date : 05 Nov 1991
Pagination or Media Count : 11
Abstract : An improvement to a variable-pressure solid-propellant-powered maneuvering system for spacecraft, enabling the system to operate for longer than one propellant burn time. At least two solid propellant gas generators are connected via a manifold to a plurality of nozzle valve clusters; at least one of the gas generators is connected to the manifold via a sequence valve which isolates that generator from the manifold until such time as it is desired to put that generator into operation.
Descriptors : GAS GENERATING SYSTEMS, MANIFOLDS(ENGINES), NOZZLE CLUSTERS, PROPELLANT BURN OUT, SEQUENCES, SPACECRAFT, VALVES
Subject Categories : Ammunition and Explosives
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE