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