rocket motor


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rocket motor

[′räk·ət ‚mōd·ər]
(aerospace engineering)
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Measuring 12 feet in diameter and 154 feet in length, Orbital ATK's five-segment motor is the largest human-rated solid rocket motor built today.
The reduced-smoke rocket motor is designated for use on the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and other high-speed tactical fixed-wing aircraft.
To verify the performance of new materials and assess motor performance at low temperatures, the solid rocket motor was cooled to 40 degrees Fahrenheit.
The tool will help to optimise the injector design, oxidiser streams into the fuel grain, radiation transfer, regression rates and rocket motor exhaust.
Consolidated Casting received the contract to build the steel-investment-cast head cap after field failures of the rocket motor were traced to previous vendors' inability to adhere to critical design specifications.
This agreement aims long-term supply commitment about Torayca carbon fibers to Avio for rocket motor case application and strengthens cooperation between the groups for space applications.
GenCorp (NYSE: GY) company Aerojet Rocketdyne said that the second Large Class 92" diameter second stage solid rocket motor was successfully tested at sea level conditions at the Utah Test and Training Range at Hill Air Force Base, Utah.
The AIM-9P Sidewinder missile has received significant upgrades since it was developed in 1978, with the latest version featuring Orbital ATKs SR116-HP-1 reduced-smoke rocket motor.
Spear says the group is analyzing several possible causes, including an electric spark; a cosmic ray striking and altering a computer chip; and computer memory failures during the jettisoning of the rocket motor that put Magellan into its Venus orbit.