Accession Number:

ADA028742

Title:

Solid Rocket Booster Dewatering System.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept. Aug 75-Apr 76,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL UNDERSEA CENTER SAN DIEGO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

35.0

Abstract:

A dewatering system is required for the recovery of jettisoned solid rocket boosters SRBs used in the National Aeronautics and Space Administration NASA space shuttle program. The dewatering system will consist of an unmanned vehicle Nozzle plug a control console and handling, deployment, storage, and support systems. After the nozzle plug NP has transited to the SRB, it will be flown into the SRB nozzle for initial spar mode dewatering. Locking arms are deployed to hold the NP, and compressed air from the recovery vessel is forced into the SRB for rapid, initial dewatering. When the SRB assumes the log mode, a sewer plug is inflated, sealing the nozzle, and final dewatering occurs. The SRB is then ready for towing. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE