Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, ARS Water-Jacketed

Rocket Motor, Liquid Fuel, ARS Water-Jacketed

     

This is a water-jacketed rocket motor made in 1932 or 1933 by members of the American Rocket Interplanetary Society (later called American Rocket Society). The motor was meant for ARS Rocket No. 2 but was left unfinished and abandoned because it was realized that water as a coolant would have been ineffective.

This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1966 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Gift of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Rocket Society

Date
ca. 1932-1933

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Cast and machined aluminum alloy combustion chamber with separate (i.e. accompanying) copper water jacket
Dimensions
Length, water jacket, 5.75 inches; diameter, outside, water jacket, 2 11/16 inches; length, motor, proper, 6 inches; diameter, motor, 3 inches; weight, 3.4 lbs total (both motor and jacket together)

This is a water-jacketed rocket motor made in 1932 or 1933 by members of the American Rocket Interplanetary Society (later called American Rocket Society). The motor was meant for ARS Rocket No. 2 but was left unfinished and abandoned because it was realized that water as a coolant would have been ineffective.

This object was donated to the Smithsonian in 1966 by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Gift of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics

Country of Origin
United States of America

Manufacturer
American Rocket Society

Date
ca. 1932-1933

Type
PROPULSION-Rocket Engines

Materials
Cast and machined aluminum alloy combustion chamber with separate (i.e. accompanying) copper water jacket
Dimensions
Length, water jacket, 5.75 inches; diameter, outside, water jacket, 2 11/16 inches; length, motor, proper, 6 inches; diameter, motor, 3 inches; weight, 3.4 lbs total (both motor and jacket together)

ID: A19660658000