Accession Number:

AD0735289

Title:

Hot Destruct Test of the Third-Stage Athena/H Solid Rocket Motor

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 27 Feb-23 Apr 1971

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ROCKET PROPULSION LAB EDWARDS AFB CA

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives
  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE