Accession Number:

ADD015245

Title:

Solid-Propellant-Powered Maneuvering System for Spacecraft.

Descriptive Note:

Patent, filed 15 Feb 91, patented 5 Nov 91,

Corporate Author:

DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC

Report Date:

1991-11-05

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

An improvement to a variable-pressure solid-propellant-powered maneuvering system for spacecraft, enabling the system to operate for longer than one propellant burn time. At least two solid propellant gas generators are connected via a manifold to a plurality of nozzle valve clusters at least one of the gas generators is connected to the manifold via a sequence valve which isolates that generator from the manifold until such time as it is desired to put that generator into operation.

Subject Categories:

  • Ammunition and Explosives

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE