BALLUTE DEVELOPMENT FOR LOKI-DART AND ARCAS ROCKETSONDES
Final rept. Feb 1966-Aug 1968
GOODYEAR AEROSPACE CORP AKRON OH
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Goodyear Aerospace Corporation completed a program to develop a stabilizing decelerator for the Arcas and Loki-Dart meteorological rocketsondes. During the program of cyclic modification, test, and evaluation, 53 development units were flight tested at the Air Force Eastern Test Range. The design performance goals were reached for both systems. Fifty-five preproduction units of the Loki-Dart BALLUTE were fabricated for further evaluation by Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories. As a result of this program the Loki-Dart BALLUTE Parachute, Meteorological AB28U-5 was incorporated in the standardized PWN-8B Meteorological Rocketsonde currently in production.
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