Accession Number:

ADA094764

Title:

FLTSATCOM Flight 2 RCS Anomaly Investigation Ground Verification Test.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.,

Corporate Author:

TRW DEFENSE AND SPACE SYSTEMS GROUP REDONDO BEACH CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1981-01-30

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

Thruster Hot-fire Ground Verification Tests have been performed in an attempt to understand the thruster anomalies that were experienced on the FLTSATCOM Flight 2 spacecraft IRON 6392. While the test objectives of determining the effect of gas bubble ingestion, cold starts with isolation valves closed, effect of seat leakage on first pulses, and susceptibility to choking were accomplished, the exact cause for the anomaly was not established. No deleterious effects from cold starts with isolation valves closed were observed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Liquid Propellant Rocket Engines
  • Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE