THE DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE ARCHER SOUNDING ROCKET
NAVAL ORDNANCE LAB WHITE OAK MD
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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. Archers performance is predicted and comparisons are made with the results of the first two test firings.
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