Development of HTPB Propellant for Ballistic Missiles
Quarterly progress rept. no. 9, Apr-Jun 1974
MORTON THIOKOL INC BRIGHAM CITY UT WASATCH OPERATIONS
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The program objective is to develop a family of solid propellants for ballistic missiles based on an HTPB hydroxyl terminated polybutadiene binder, and to demonstrate one optimized propellant formulation by large scale motor firings. Specifically, five propellants have been formulated and are being characterized to the point that they will be ready for motor advanced development programs. These five propellants are compatible with two optimized missile systems 1 a weight constrained small diameter three stage ballistic missile, and 2 a length constrained large diameter ballistic missile. In addition, a formulation which is typical of the entire series was fully defined, characterized, and demonstrated in the static firing of a Third Stage Minuteman III Motor TU-77501. Two additional Third Stage Minuteman III motors have been instrumented and loaded as structural test vehicles TU-77502 and TU-775 03.
- Solid Rocket Propellants