Hot Destruct Test of the Third-Stage Athena/H Solid Rocket Motor
Technical rept. 27 Feb-23 Apr 1971
AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA
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The Athena Destruct Test was conducted at the Air Force Rocket Propulsion Laboratory on 22 April 1971 with a third-stage AthenaH Alcor JB23KS11000 solid propellant rocket motor. The objective of the test was to demonstrate that the Third-Stage AthenaH destruct hardware would terminate the thrust of a burning Alcor IB motor without resulting in high-order detonation. A secondary test objective was to attempt estimating the initial velocities of debris and fragments using high-speed photography. All test objectives were successfully accomplished.
- Ammunition and Explosives
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines