Development and Demonstration of Manufacturing Processes for Fabricating Graphite/LARC-160 Polyimide Structural Elements.
Quarterly progress rept. no. 9, 16 Jun-15 Sep 80,
ROCKWELL INTERNATIONAL DOWNEY CA SPACE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS DIV
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Contract NASI-15371 is the third NASALaRC program of Project CASTS, Composites for Advanced Space Transportation Systems. The first program utilized NRI5O-B2 polyimide resin and was conducted by General Dynamics, San Diego. PMR-15 polyimide resin was the subject of the second program conducted by Boeing Aerospace Company. The third program, NASI-15371, utilizing LARC-16O polyimide resin, was awarded to the Space Systems Group of Rockwell International. The three programs have as a common objective, the development and demonstration of technologies to implement structural application of graphite polyimide for 316C 600F service environment. Technologies evolved from these programs will be transferred to Space Shuttle structural flight hardware according weight savings not attainable with conventional composite materials.
- Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems
- Manned Spacecraft