AEDC User Test Facilities
(Nominal Values)
Rockets

  Test Section Size Total Temperature, R Speed Range Pressure Altitude (Nominal), ft Capacity of Installed Thrust Stand, lb Primary Use
Cross Section, ft Length, ft
Propulsion Development Test Cell J-2A 18.3 diam 32 (Wall, 144) Static 450,000 20,000 (1) (5) (11)
Rocket Development Test Cell J-3 12 diam 17 diam 26 High 20, 30, 40 High - - - Static 125,000 200,000 (1) (5)
Rocket Development Test Cell J-4 48 diam 82 High - - - Static 100,000 500,000 (1) (5) (11)
Rocket Development Test Cell J-5 16 diam 50 - - - Static 100,000 300,000 (1) (5) (11)
Rocket Development Test Cell J-6 26 diam 62 - - - Static 100,000 500,000 (1) (5) (11)

Use Legend:

(1) Rockets
(2) Turbojets
(3) Ramjets
(4) Missile Base Heating Models
(5) Space Environmental Tests
(6) Aerodynamic Models
(7) Aerothermodynamic Models
(8) Aeroballistic Models
(9) Combined Aerodynamic Inlet and Propulsion System Tests
(10) Impact Studies
(11) Free-Jet Expansion of Rocket Exhaust Plumes
(12) Ablative Materials
(13) Ablative and Erosive Materials
(14) Store/Stage/Separation