Accession Number:

AD0758923

Title:

Combustion Characteristics in Different Spacecraft Atmospheres,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

DOUGLAS AIRCRAFT CO INC SANTA MONICA CALIF MISSILE AND SPACE SYSTEMS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

The objective of the experimental program was to compare the combustion properties of an object burning in various spacecraft atmospheres. Squares of 2 x 2 in. cotton cloth were ignited in five mixed-gas and pure-O2 atmospheric compositions at two different temperature levels in initial combustion tests. The combustion-rate tests revealed that He-O2 has a longer ignition time, faster combustion rate, and shorter total burning time than the N2-O2 atmosphere. Abstract Modified Abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Safety Engineering
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE