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NERVA Propellant Feed Tests

NERVA Turbopump Tests

Data Recorders for Centaur Tests

Centaur Stand Shroud Hoisted into B-3


NERVA Engine Propellant Feed Tests (B-1 Facility: 1964-66)
Bootstrap Test September - October 1964
Steam Ejector Test October 1964
Chilldown Test October 1964
Bootstrap Test November 1964 - February 1965

NERVA Propellant Feed System Tests (B-3 Facility: 1966)
Turbopump Test February - June 1966
Chilldown Test June 1966
Bootstrap Test July - December 1966

Advanced Centaur Tests (B-1 Facility: 1967 - 1969)
Helium Burp Test December 1967 - March 1968
Outflow Test March - July 1968
Helium Blowdown August 1968
Outflow Test November - December 1968
Outflow Test January 1969
Outflow Test May 1969

Centaur Standard Shroud Tests (B-3 Facility: 1972 -1973)
Half-Scale Test March 1972
Hinge Test June 1972
Jettison Test September 1972 - February 1973
Tanking and Seal January 1973
Structural Test April - July 1973
Twang Test April 1974
Structural Test May 1974