Aerospace Engines A to Z
Aerospace Engines A to Z

Updated: 25-Sep-2023



Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, New Mexico, (Sandia National Laboratories) also collaborates in the DARPA program of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.

-We have information about one of their tests with a rocket launched at high speed against a cloud of particles and tungsten darts, to analyze its effects.

-It is done at a very high Mach speed, in a way to simulate a re-entry into the complex atmosphere.

Rocket launch on a sled
“Rocket launch on a sled”

The destruction begins
“The destruction begins”

-Sandia is included because apart from testing engines and vehicles, they also drew conclusions that were useful to the builders.

From Appendix 6: For high-speed tests on land, the engineers of this laboratory made a kind of sled in which they placed a rocket motor of approximately 3000 Kgf of thrust (with two stages, as mentioned).

The tested device with its engine
“The tested device with its engine” (PiP)

Model: DARPA

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