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Name of Image: Solid Rocket Booster Qualification Motor in Test Stand
MIX #: 7997301
NIX #: 7997301 MSFC-7997301
Date of Image: 1979-07-13
Category: Space Shuttle Projects

Full Description: This is a photograph of the solid rocket booster's (SRB's) Qualification Motor-1 (QM-1) being prepared for a static firing in a test stand at the Morton Thiokol Test Site in Wasatch, Utah, showing the aft end of the booster. The twin boosters provide the majority of thrust for the first two minutes of flight, about 5.8 million pounds, augmenting the Shuttle's main propulsion system during liftoff. The major design drivers for the solid rocket motors (SRM's) were high thrust and reuse. The desired thrust was achieved by using state-of-the-art solid propellant and by using a long cylindrical motor with a specific core design that allows the propellant to burn in a carefully controlled marner. Under the direction of the Marshall Space Flight Center, the SRM's are provided by the Morton Thiokol Corporation.
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Keywords: Solid Rocket Booster, SRB, Solid Rocket Motor, SRM, QM-1
MSFC Negative Number: 7997301
Reference Number: MSFC-75-SA-4105-2C
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