Dissected Motors/Propellants Motor Number STM-012, Phase XV. Surveillance Report. Stage I.
Final test results,
OGDEN AIR LOGISTICS CENTER HILL AFB UT PROPELLANT ANALYSIS LAB
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This is the final report for Dissected Motor STM-012 and covers propellant and case bond test data. Planned dissection of additional selected motors will provide samples for continued component test and analysis for future evaluation. Testing was performed to determine the useful shelfservice life for LGM-30 Stage I Rocket Motors. A three year storage program for propellant and components was started in May 1961. This program was then extended to a ten year study and later continued indefinitely to assure that a deterioration im motor physical characteristics could be detected in time to take some corrective actions before the weapon system performance deteriorated below an acceptable level. The data is presented in the form of regression analysis and the trends are projected 24 months beyond the last test data. From the statistical analysis of all data tested to date, significant degradation of the propellant does not appear likely for at least two years past the oldest data point. Further testing and reporting will be conducted on individual dissected motors. Originator supplied keywords include Minutemen, Solid Propellant, Dissected Motor.
- Guided Missiles
- Solid Propellant Rocket Engines
- Solid Rocket Propellants