By C. N. Hill

ISBN-10: 1848167954

ISBN-13: 9781848167957

ISBN-10: 1848167962

ISBN-13: 9781848167964

A Vertical Empire offers an outline of the British rocketry and area programme from the Nineteen Fifties to Seventies, detailing the Medium diversity Ballistic Missile Blue Streak and its conversion to a satellite tv for pc launcher as a part of the ecu Launcher improvement agency (ELDO). This commonly revised moment version contains fabric merely made to be had long ago ten years and the textual content is supplemented by means of a variety of images, sketches and records. The all-British satellite tv for pc Black Arrow is defined, in addition to the learn rocket Black Knight, the Blue metal missile and the rocket powered interceptor plane.

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The advantage of using several motors in clusters is that it was far less catastrophic if one failed. Having just two motors, one on either side, was much more hazardous, since the failure of one of the two would result in an off-centre thrust sufficient to make Rocket Motors 37 Figure 8. A later Gamma chamber, as used on Blue Steel, the later Black Knights, and Black Arrow. The ring at the top of the motor was where the HTP entered the motor, which was made of thin tubes formed to the shape of the chamber and brazed together.

Another possibility emerged as a requirement for a high energy upper stage for the Black Arrow launcher, utilising the spiral orbit-raising principle from an initial low altitude parking orbit. Interestingly, at that time ELDO was also considering the augmentation of the payload capability of its launch vehicle by the same means. 5 kV was Figure 20. I. of close to at the RAE. 3,000 s. 10 10 mN thrust might be adequate for attitude control, but not for orbital adjustment. Further development has continued, with the main change being the substitution of xenon gas for mercury as the fuel, but the further story is rather beyond the scope of this book.

In these early days there was very little design knowledge of gas generators, and it was decided to add water to the combustion mixture to reduce its temperature. Because water was being carried for the gas generator, it was decided to use its excellent cooling properties for the combustion chamber jacket, the heated water then being injected into the combustion chamber itself. Unusually, the combustion chamber had no throat, being a simple cylinder followed by the usual expansion cone. By 1954, the complete motor was ready for testing, and by September, thrust ratings of 8,000 lb had been achieved.

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