Thursday, May 16, 2013
SStS MOTOR CASING (DSS TM-3)
The aluminum tube for the DSS-TM-3 SStS motor arrived yesterday. I'm just indexing/drilling the screw holes so not much work for me. DSS TM-3 motor? OK, it's getting tough to keep track of all the motors as there are more than a few in varies stages of construction and testing. The motor is a single burn (half of the dual phase concept) that is intended to serve as a flight motor for the avionics package once successfully tested. The design calls for approximately 90 lbs (41 Kg) of propellant. Hopefully that flight will occur later this year. As always, check the weekly reports on the Sugar shot to Space site for more detailed information.