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BOILERPLATE NO. 15, SPACECRAFT SATURN RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT TEST SA-6 SPECIFICATION (Unclassified) N A S 9-150

28 February 1962

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N O R T H AMERICAN AVIATION, INC.
SPACE and INFORMATION SYSTEMS DIVISION

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REQUIREMENTS General Components Arrangement Command Module Service Module Adapter Prototype Launch Escape Tower Prototype Equipment Performance. General . Design and Construction General Weight . Heat Shielding Simulation Ground Support Equipment Ground Handling Equipment

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Appendix 1-a 1-b 1-b Government- Furnished Property , ContractorInstalled, Communication and Instrumentation C ontr ac tor - Furnished Equipment , Contractor Installed, Communications and Instrumentation Contractor -Furnished Equipment, ContractorInsicaiieci, P o w e r System

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1.1 Scope. This specification covers the requirements f o r the Spacecraft Saturn Research and Development T e s t SA-6 Boilerplate. The boilerplate shall provide demonstrations and obtain information relative to the flight characteristics of the Apollo Spacecraft and Saturn booster.

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2.1 General. specification:

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ARDCM-80-1, Volume 1 Handbook of Instructions for Aircraft De signer s

National Aeronautics and Space Administration NCP200-2 Quality Assurance Provisions for Space Contractors, dated 15 December 1961

Space and Information Systems Division, North American Aviation, Inc. SID 62-240 Preparation for Delivery of Airborne Equipment, General Requirements F o r

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REQUIREMENTS

3.1 General. - The external configuration of the boilerplate shall be s i m i l a r t o the configuration of the prototype Apollo Spacecraft. The configuration of the boilerplate is shown in figure 1. 3.2 Components.

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3.2.1 Arrangement. Equipment and ballast w i l l be arranged i n the boilerplate to simulate the center of gravity of the prototype Spacecraft. The boilerplate shall include the following:

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(a) Command Module (b) Service Module (c) Adapter (d) Escape Tower 3.2.1.1 Command Module. The command module of the boilerplate shall include provisions for mating to the s e r v i c e module, and attachment of the launch escape tower. Provisions f o r separation of the spacecraft from the booster shall not be required. The command module shall include:

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(a) Communications and Instrumentation System

(b) Environmental Control System ( a s required for system cooling)
3.2.1.2 Service Module. The service module ahall include proviaions for mating to the adapter, and the command module. The service module ahall include: (a) Communications and Instrumentation System (b) Environmental Control System (ground cooling only) (c) Battery Power Supply System 3.2.1.3 Adapter Prototype. - The adapter prototype shall include provisions for mating to the service module boilerplate, and the saturn booster. The adapter prototype shall contain instrumentation. 3.2.1.4 Launch Escape Tower Prototype. - The launch escape tower prototype shall have provisions for attachment t o the command module of the boilerplate

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3. 2. 2 Equipment. - The equipment f o r the boilerplate shall include the equipment listed in appendices I-A and I-B.
3 . 3 Performance.

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3 . 3. 1 General. - The boilerplate shall simulate the d.ynamic characteristics of the final Appollo Spacecraft. The boilerplate shall be a r e s e a r c h and development test vehicle and shall be tested on the Saturn SA-6 launch vehicle. The boilerplate shall:
( a ) Demonstrate dynamic compatibility of spacecraft and the C- 1 boost system.

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(b) Provide structural demonstration for evaluation of flight loads, vibration, accelerations and temperature. (c) Evaluate the capability of obtaining orbital altitude range: 90 to 400 nm. 3.4 Design and Construction.

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3.4.1 General. - ARDCM-80-1, Volume 1, shall be used for guidance and reference m a t e r i a l in the design and construction of the boilerplate

-.A a d ~c s z~ t e r nf g r a v i t y ~ 3.4.2 Weight. - ' l h e boilerpiate shall have z = s i m i l a r to the m a s s and center of gravity of the prototype Apollo Spacecraft.
3.4.3 Heat Shielding Simulation. - The boilerplate shall not contain heat shielding. The stiffness of the heat shielding of the spacecraft shall be simulated in the boilerplate. 3.5 Ground Support Equipment.

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3.5.1 General. - Ground Support equipment shall be required to t r a n s port and t e s t the boilerplate. The requirement for ground support equipment a r e not p a r t of this specification.
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QUALITY ASSURANCE PROVISIONS

4.1 General. Quality Assurance Provisions for the boilerplate shall be in accordance with the applicable portions of NASA Bulletin NG P200-2. Inspections and t e s t s to determine con4.2 Inspections and Tests. formance of the boilerplate t o contract and specification requirements shall be conducted p r i o r to aubmission of the boilerplate to NASA o r in the presence of an NASA representative. Results of inspection teats on major components shall be submitted to NASA for review. Other acceptance t e a t data relative to this apecification ethall be maintained and made available for review to NASA upon request. 5. PREPARATION FOR DELIVERY

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5.1 Airborne Equipment. Airborne Equipment shall be prepared for delivery in accordance with Specification SID 62-240. 5.2 Transportation. area testing site.

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6.1 Definitionr. A boilerplate i s a simulated rpacecraft module for pre-developmental and/or developmental testa leading to the derign of a prototype module.

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