Fabrication of Twenty-Two Sounding Rocket Vehicle Systems
Final rept. 18 Feb-30 Sep 1972
MORTON THIOKOL INC BRIGHAM CITY UT WASATCH OPERATIONS
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Twenty-two sounding rocket systems were prepared and delivered by Thiokol Chemical Corporation consisting of fourteen Ute-Tomahawk vehicles and eight Paiute-Tomahawk vehicles. In addition to fabrication, assembly and adjustment of vehicle components, Thiokol provided additional related support to Air Force Cambridge Research Laboratories in the form of static tests and computational, analytical, and field engineering services. Rocket motors and igniters the TE-416 Tomahawk, the TU-715 Ute, and the TU-716 Paiute were major components of the twenty-two sounding rocket systems. Other system components included the UtePaiute tail assembly, launch lugs, UtePaiute-Tomahawk interstage adapter, Tomahawk tail assembly, and Tomahawk despin modules. Four Paiute booster motors were statically fired to verify the propellant batch. Computations and analyses were completed for UtePaiute-Tomahawk vehicles to allow theoretical prediction of trajectories, roll rate and pitch natural frequency histories, static stabilities, wind weighting data, and heating analyses.