V2 ROCKET. V2 ROCKET LAUNCH. Presentation by Austin Ford. Wernher Magnus Maximilian, Freiherr von Braun. A G erman rocket scientist Invented the V2 Rocket and later many more rockets Became a rocket scientist for the U.S. as an architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle.
V2 ROCKET LAUNCH
Presentation by Austin Ford
A German rocket scientist
Invented the V2 Rocket and later many more rockets
Became a rocket scientist for the U.S. as an architect of the Saturn V launch vehicle
The first successful flight was on October 1,1942 in Peenemünde
After the first launch Von Braun is quoted saying ” This third day of October, 1942, is the first of a new era of transportation, that of space travel”
The rocket uses a combustion burner engine that burns at 2500–2700 °C to fly
The rocket is power by a mixture of water and ethanol for fuel the is uses and uses liquid oxygen for the oxidizer in the rocket.
A PIGA accelerator was the system that controlled the engine shutoff
Vertical and horizontal gyroscopes were part of the LEV-3 guidance system that controlled lateral stabilization
Four external rudders were placed on the tail fins and internal graphite vanes near the exit of the motor
One tail fin was always aligned with the target azimuth before flight and the rocket was designed with a flight curve that was parabolic.
The rocket was used as a long range weapon for the German military in WWII
After the first rocket landed in London Von Braun said” The rocket worked perfectly, except for landing on the wrong planet.”
The weapon was later captured by the allies and used by them for testing
The rocket’s design later lead to the designs that were used for the aircraft that landed men on the moon
The scientist responsible for the rocket later would work for N.A.S.A. on spacecraft
The rocket was also responsible for the rocket designs that would be cold war and modern ICBM’s