Production Engineering Measure for Manufacture of Meteorological Balloons Type ML-566 (XE3)/AM.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 4, 1 Feb-30 Apr 75,
KAYSAM CORP OF AMERICA PATERSON N J
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The program progressed in the fourth quarter in the following sections An evaluation of natural latex balloon components made with a compound having high storage stability, showed erratic flight performance. Work was conducted in the problem area relating to effect of cure on wall thickness. Work in the problem area relating to retalcing of balloons was successful in eliminating stuck spots. A design and drawings were completed of production equipment for retalcing components for the ML-566XE3AM balloon. Thirty first articles were fabricated and delivered to designated destinations. Tests were conducted on first article samples and a first article test report was submitted.
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