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Heat Shield Hatch Acceptance Test for Functional Fit at Temperature.
MCDONNELL CO ST LOUIS MO
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The heat shield-hatch assembly for Gemini B is designed to provide access to the crew-transfer tunnel during the orbital phase of a mission. The hatch latching mechanism has been successfully tested at simulated altitude and temperature per Test Request 058-ARB.04. The purpose of the testing described in the report was to demonstrate that there is an acceptable functional fit between the heat shield hatch and the heat shield at operating temperatures. Author
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