Accession Number:

AD0295159

Title:

FLIGHT TEST CRITERIA FOR RE-ENTERING NAP SYSTEM

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NORTH AMERICAN AVIATION INC DOWNEY CA SPACE AND INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

202.0

Abstract:

This interim report covers Phase A of the Flight Test Criteria Study which will determine criteria that can be used as guidelines in setting up a flight test program or in judging one that has been proposed. This study is intended to be universal in application to NAP re-entry phenomena. The SNAP l0A was designated to provide a representative system for study. The various parameters considered and topics discussed in this report include orbital decay and thermodynamic data, scaling, instrumentation, launch vehicles and sites, and reliability. Significant among the interim conclusions reached is the determination that a 300,000-foot re-entry altitude can be used.

Subject Categories:

  • Electric Power Production and Distribution
  • Nuclear Power Plants and Fission Reactor Engineering

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE