Quality Assurance Test of a Thiokol Chemical Corporation TE-M-364-3 Solid-Propellant Rocket Motor Tested in the Spin Mode at Simulated Altitude Conditions
ARO INC ARNOLD AFS TN
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One Thiokol Chemical Corporation TE-M-364-3 solid-propellant rocket motor was fired as a quality assurance test at near vacuum conditions to determine motor structural integrity and altitude ballistic performance. The motor was fired while spinning about its axial centerline at 110 rpm. Vacuum total impulse was within the specification limits, but the motor case temperature exceeded the specification limit. A hot spot developed on the nozzle of the motor, beginning approximately 39 sec after ignition.
- Combustion and Ignition
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines