Accession Number:

AD0844531

Title:

Centaur Separation System Evaluation Test P/N 57-80014

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

GENERAL DYNAMICS/ASTRONAUTICS SAN DIEGO CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1961-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

The Centaur separation system separates the Centaur missile from its booster, the Atlas missile. This system is a new design based on a similar separation system presently used on the Atlas missile. The Centaur system differs from the Atlas system in that it has fewer separation latches and uses a ten 10 foot diameter ring of 34 inch stainless steel tubing as a reservoir instead of a stainless steel sphere. This report describes static testing of the separation system.

Subject Categories:

  • Ground Support Systems and Facilities for Space Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE