Accession Number : AD0431621


Title :   ABLATION SHIELD DEVELOPMENT TESTING - SURFACE PREPARATION OF BERYLLIUM FOR ADHESIVE BONDING.


Descriptive Note : Final rept.,


Corporate Author : MCDONNELL AIRCRAFT CORP ST LOUIS MO


Personal Author(s) : Ruling,Henry E


Report Date : 10 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 25


Abstract : Design studies conducted in an effort to reduce the weight of space vehicle component parts and in order to extend the mission capabilities of space vehicles have resulted in a proposed reentry shield considerably lighter than those presently used. Such a shield, consisting of an ablation material bonded to a beryllium back up structure, has been proposed for the re-entry shielding of space vehicle. A four phase development program was initiated to determine the optimum materials and fabrication techniques required to fabricate the proposed re-entry shield. It was the purpose of this phase of the development program to evaluate various methods of preparing beryllium surfaces for adhesive bonding. (Author)


Descriptors :   *SPACECRAFT , *PANELS , *MANUFACTURING , HEAT SHIELDS , REENTRY VEHICLES , BERYLLIUM , PANELS , ABLATION , ADHESIVES , BONDING , SURFACES , PREPARATION


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE