Rocket engine designs and tests by Professor Eugen Sänger, in 1934
Vienna Austria Date:1934, March 15 Duration:3 min 32 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Rocket cooling investigations influenced rocketry pioneer, Professor Eugen Sänger's design for his rocket motor, S.R.3. View of his drawings and notes from 1934. Display of mechanical parts from the S.R.3. Items comprising test apparatus for the rocket motor, with various parts labeled. Mechanical Testing setup in Sänger's work shop and instrumentation, labeled in German, showing things such as motor thrust, pump pressure, liquid oxygen level, etc. The first burn test on March 15, 1934. Sänger stands in doorway of his workshop in Vienna, using a long pole to initiate the burn. Various views of flames emanating from the prototype rocket motor during the burn test. A revised sketch of the S.R.3 prototype rocket motor. Test of this version with flames barely visible due to complete combustion, during start-up and operation.
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