Accession Number:

AD0256740

Title:

DETONATION TEST AEROJET SENIOR MOTOR TEST 60-13

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Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE FLIGHT TEST CENTER EDWARDS AFB CALIF

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Report Date:

1961-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The Aerojet SENIOR Rocket Motor is presently used for the first stage of the Blue Scout TS 609A missile. To determine the possible hazards of the motor, a detonation test was conducted. The detonation of a 100 pounds Composition B charge affixed to the side f he otor did not cause complete detonation of the propellant. The equiv-ALENT YIELD OF THE PROPELLANT WAS APPROXIMATELY 600 POUNDS OF Pentolite. This is less than 3 percent of the total propellant weight. The furthest distance that shrapnel or burning propellant was thrown was 1200 feet. Approximately 4000 pounds 20 percent of total weight of propellant was recovered unburned after the test. From these results, it appears unlikely that complete detonation of this propellant is an Aerojet SENIOR Rocket Motor can be made to occur under any normal conditions. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE