Sounding Rocket Parts

All photos on this page taken at the Space Hall of Fame in New Mexico


Booster motor fin attachment, interstage and nozzle. The rusty tube between the stages in the center picture is part of the display stand.

Fins are made from aluminum and are foam filled. They are attached through a filler strip, curved to match the tube, to two machined Al rings using two 3/8 bolts.

Motor side, front and injectors. Photos were taken through glass.

Nike Cajun

Fins of a Nike Cajun. Right picture shows the "cuff" on the leading edge.


Nozzle cut away of Arcus motor. This grain end burned, cuts seen are to give a thrust spike at lift off. right photo is Super Arcus at launch, not at The Space Hall of Fame.