Thursday, October 13, 2011

SStS Motor Casing

I have purchased a piece of tube to fabricate a new motor casing for the Sugar Shot to Space DSS effort.   The DSS motor and test setup were among the finest I've ever seen, it's a shame that the motor failed but the team has a good idea of the failure mode and how to avoid it.  Here is the tube before being cut to length and drilled for the nozzle and bulkhead.

Just when I thought I was working on a large motor, I saw this truck on the freeway hauling a large number of Titan strap-on booster motors.  OK, fine!  Maybe this is just a sprinkler system for a new industrial building.  It's all in how you  use them...

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