ADVANCED CRYOGENIC ROCKET ENGINE PROGRAM, AEROSPIKE NOZZLE CONCEPT.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 6, 1 Jun-31 Aug 67,
ROCKETDYNE CANOGA PARK CALIF
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Program status and technical results obtained at the end of the report period are described for the Advanced Development Program, Aerospike. This program includes analysis and preliminary design of an advanced rocket engine using an Aerospike nozzle and experimental evaluation of critical technology related to the Aerospike concept. Component and system designs for an optimum demonstrator engine have been completed. Studies of application of a flight engine to certain vehicles are completed. Experimental injector performance investigations on a segment chamber and experimental cooling investigations on segment chambers and material studies are completed. Full-scale testing of the injector in an uncoooled thrust chamber was completed. Fabrication of full-scale, cooled thrust chambers is completed, and testing for performance demonstrations has commenced. Fabrication of segments and structural and cooling evaluation tests are completed. Author
- Rocket Engines
- Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines