Casting Mandrel, for Manufacture of Solid Fuel Rocket Motors

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Rockets and Missiles exhibition at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA.

Collection Item Summary:

This is a mandrel around which solid propellants for rocket motors are formed. It was used by the Atlantic Research Corporation (ARC) to cast the core or cavities in the propellant grains of solid fuel rocket motors. Founded shortly after World War II, ARC became a leading developer and producer of small-scale solid-propellant motors and gas generators for the civilian space and defense markets.

Transferred to NASM from Atlantic Research Corporation.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Gift of Atlantic Research Corporation

Materials

Overall, aluminum

Country of Origin

United States of America

Type

PROPULSION-Miscellaneous

Inventory Number

A20060535000

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