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”
“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” (PiP)