Accession Number : AD0431784


Title :   THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARCHER SOUNDING ROCKET


Corporate Author : NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD


Personal Author(s) : Gauzza, H J ; Cornett, R H ; Groves, R T


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/431784.pdf


Report Date : 14 Jun 1963


Pagination or Media Count : 105


Abstract : Archer is an economical, single-stage sounding rocket capable of carrying a 25-pound payload to an altitude of 100 miles for IQSY studies. The aerodynamic as well as mechanical design considerations used in the production of this rocket are described. Included in the aerodynamic phase are the configuration design, the investigation of stability and the determination of aerodynamic loads and heating. Structural integrity with minumum weight and ease of manufacture are prime considerations in the mechanical design. Archer's performance is predicted and comparisons are made with the results of the first two test firings.


Descriptors :   *SOUNDING ROCKETS , AERODYNAMIC CONFIGURATIONS , AERODYNAMIC HEATING , AERODYNAMIC LOADING , FIRING TESTS(ORDNANCE) , FLIGHT TESTING , IONOSPHERE , PAYLOAD , PLASTIC COATINGS , STABILITY


Subject Categories : Unmanned Spacecraft


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE