ALTITUDE TESTING OF THE J-2 ROCKET ENGINE IN PROPULSION ENGINE TEST CELL (J-4) (TESTS J4-1554-27 THROUGH J4-1801-01)
Interim rept. 18 Apr-6 Jul 1967
ARNOLD ENGINEERING DEVELOPMENT CENTER ARNOLD AFB TN
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Five test periods which included 16 starts of the Rocketdyne J-2 Rocket Engine were conducted at pressure altitudes from 95,000 to 108,000 ft in Test Cell J-4. The tests were Saturn S-VS-II start transient investigations using a flight configuration J-2 engine and S-IVB battleship stage. Firing durations were programmed for 5 or 30 sec, and the accumulated firing time was 206.1 sec. These tests completed the first series of full-scale S-VS-II start transient investigation testing to be conducted at pressure altitudes in excess of 95,000 ft.
- Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines