Accession Number:

ADA411890

Title:

Air Force Research Laboratory's Rocket Engine Program Enters Fast-Paced Test Phase

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE RESEARCH LAB EDWARDS AFB CA SPACE AND MISSILE PROPULSION DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2002-10-18

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

EDWARDS AFB, Calif. Testing is underway of critical components for integration into the worlds first full flow cycle hydrogenoxygen boost engine. Recent tests of the Integrated Powerhead Demonstration project here established a technical first for the United States and mark the first advancements in boost engine technology since the space shuttle main engine was initially developed in the 1970s. The Department of Defenses Integrated Powerhead Demonstration project developed by the Air Force Research Laboratory Propulsion Directorate is ongoing at the Aerojet-Complex test facilities in Sacramento.

Subject Categories:

  • Rocket Engines

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE