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SECTION 1: The NASA Sounding Rocket Program (NSRP)
SECTION 2: The Sounding Rocket Flight Project
Figure 2-1. Typical Sounding Rocket Mission Life Cycle
SECTION 3: Sounding Rocket Launch Vehicles and Performance Capabilities
Figure 3.2-1 NASA Sounding Rocket Launch Vehicles
Table 3.3.1 NSROC Boost Guidance Systems
Figure 3.3.1-1a: S-19 Boost Guidance System
Figure 3.3.1-1b: S-19 Boost Guidance System
Figure 3.3.1-2 DS-19 Boost Guidance System
Section 4: Sounding Rocket Payload Design Considerations
Figure 5-1. Pfaff Payload 21.126 with Booms Extended
Table 5.1.2-1: PCM System Characteristics
Figure 5.1.1-1. Typical WFF-93 PCM Encoder
Figure 5.2.2-1. MIDAS Attitude Sensor
Table 5.10.1-1 Characteristics of Land Recovery Parachutes
Table 5.12-1 Attitude Control/Stabilization System Capabilities
Table 6.1.5-1: SPARCS Specifications
7.1.3 Principal Investigator Testing
7.2 Testing Equipment and Capabilities
Table 7.2.3-1 NSROC Shaker Specifications
Figure 7.2.3-1 Ling Electronics B335 Thrust Axis Shaker at WFF
7.2.5 Bend Test Fixtures (WFF and WSMR)
Table 7.2.5-1 NSROC Bend Test Fixture Specifications
Figure 7.2.5-1 Bend Test Fixture at WFF
7.2.6 Spin Deployment and Separation Equipment (WFF)
Figure 7.2.6-1: Spin Deployment Chamber at WFF
Figure 7.2.7-1 Genisco Centrifuge Machine at WFF
Table 7.2.8-2: Magnetic Test Facility Specifications
Table 7.3.1-1 Static and Dynamic Balance Specifications
Table 7.3.4-1 Vibration Test Levels for New Payload Designs
SECTION 8: NASA/GSFC/WFF Safety Policy and Responsibilities
8.2.1 Safety Responsibilities of the Mission Manager (MM)
8.2.2 Safety Responsibilities of the Principal Investigator (PI)
Table 9-1: NASA Sounding Rocket Launch Locations
Table 9.4-1 WFF Launch Facilities
Table 9.4-2 WSMR Launch Facilities
SECTION 10: Data Processing and Analysis
Section 11: Wallops Flight Facility
Figure 11-1: Wallops Flight Facility Map
Figure 11-2. Wallops Main Base
Figure 11-4. Wallops Mainland
Figure 11.1.2-2. Astrophysics Payload During Payload Integration
Figure 11.1.4-2: A Nose Cone is Streamlined in the Machine Shop
Figure 11.1.6-1: WFF Fixed Radar System
11.2 Working at Wallops – Rules, Regulations, and Logistics
11.2.3 WFF – Safety Rules and Regulations
Appendix B: RDM Data Package
Appendix E: Preliminary Post-Flight Report Outline
F.1 Super Arcas Launch Vehicle (15.XXX)
F.2 Black Brant V Launch Vehicle (21.XXX)
F.3 Nike-Black Brant V B/C Launch Vehicle (27.XXX)
F.5 Orion Launch Vehicle (30.XXX)
Figure F.5-1. Orion Launch Vehicle
Figure F.5-2: Orion Launch Vehicle Performance
F.6 Nike-Orion Launch Vehicle (31.XXX)
Figure F.6-1: Nike-Orion Launch Vehicle
Figure F.6-2: Nike-Orion Launch Vehicle Performance
F.7 Taurus-Orion Launch Vehicle (33.XXX)
Figure F.7-1: Taurus-Orion Launch Vehicle
Figure F.7-2: Taurus-Orion Launch Vehicle Performance
F.8 Black Brant X Launch Vehicle (35.XXX)
Figure F.8-1: Black Brant X Launch Vehicle
Figure F.8-2: Black Brant X Launch Vehicle Performance
Figure F.9-1: Black Brant IX Launch Vehicle
Figure F.9-2: Black Brant IX Mod 0 Launch Vehicle Performance
Figure F 9-4: Terrier Black Brant (Mod2) S-19 On
Figure F.9-5: Terrier Black Brant (Mod 2) WSMR, S-19 Off
F.10 Viper Dart Launch Vehicle (37.XXX)
Figure F.10-1: Viper Dart Launch Vehicle
F.11 Black Brant XI Launch Vehicle (39.XXX)
Figure F.11-1: Black Brant XI Launch Vehicle
F.12 Black Brant XII Launch Vehicle (40.XXX)
Figure F.12-1: Black Brant XII Launch Vehicle
F.13 Terrier-Improved Orion (41.XXX)
Figure F.13-1: Terrier Improved Orion Launch Vehicle
F.14 Terrier Lynx (42.XXX)
Figure F.14-1 Terrier Lynx Launch Vehicle
Appendix G: PCM/FM and FM/FM Telemetry Systems
G.1 Vector MMP-900 PCM System
G.2 SPARCS and the PSL WFF87 Encoder Systems
G.3 WFF93 Encoder System
G.4 FM/FM Telemetry Systems
Appendix I: Attitude Control Systems
I.1 Attitude Control Systems (ACS) Overview
Figure I.7-1. System Elements
Figure I.7-2. PC104 Stack Assembly
Figure I.7-3. Ground Support Equipment (GSE)
Appendix J: GSFC/WFF Safety Data Requirements
Appendix K: Sounding Rocket Launch Ranges
K.1 U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range
Figure K.1-1. White Sands Missile Range
K.2 Poker Flat Research Range
Figure K.4-1: Esrange Sweden Launch Area
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(2001) Nasa - Sounding Rocket Program Handbook

(2001) Nasa - Sounding Rocket Program Handbook



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