Accession Number:

ADA034435

Title:

Sounding Rocket Delta Velocity System.

Descriptive Note:

Instrumentation papers,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE GEOPHYSICS LAB HANSCOM AFB MASS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-10-08

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

A sounding rocket tumble system to enhance deceleration and redirect the flight path angle of a vehicle can be an effective means of accomplishing large spacial separation between a separated payload and the spent final stage rocket motor. The design and implementation of two such systems, for 9-in. - and 17-in. -diam payloads, is presented. Flight test results show that separation distances between payload and vehicle in the order of 10 percent of vehicle apogee can be achieved. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Rockets

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE