Thursday, November 05, 2009

Common Bulkhead test Rapid Prototype model

Here's a desktop-sized rapid prototype of our test fixture. It is made of plastic, and painted. The actual fixture will be about 20 feet across.

This is the Common Bulkhead sandwiched between my barrels. You can see the barrels in the above assembly, where the Upper Dome covers the Common Bulkhead.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ares 1-X

A nice shot of Ares 1_X on launch morning. This is the one with a live first stage, and dummy upper stage and booster. The fisrt stage is made of five SRB segments, which makes it the longest solid rocket stage used to date. The shuttle SRB's are four segments each.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Common Bulkhead Test poster

This is a poster I made, using the Pro/E models of our designs. It's of a test fixture we're designing for testing the ARES I common bulkhead. The common bulkhead is a dome that will serve as the top of the LOX tank, and the bottom of the LH2 tank.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Ares photos

Here's a link to some good photos, and ARIES I stackup time-lapse for the first-stage test, with dummy upper stage and dummy Orion.