Accession Number:

ADA066217

Title:

Flame Nosetip Recovery Vehicle Flight Test Series.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 75-Mar 77,

Corporate Author:

PROTOTYPE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INC SANTA ANA CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1978-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

91.0

Abstract:

The FLAME payload was designed to recover reentry vehicle nosetips after subjecting them to ICBM-level reentry environments. The payload is a two-stage solid propellant rocket fired towards the earth, after being dropped from an F4 aircraft at 60,000 feet. The payload employs a unique two-stage hypersonic decelerator system for nosetip recovery. A total of eight 8 flight tests were performed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Gliders and Parachutes
  • Guided Missile Reentry Vehicles

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE