Type B Accident Investigation of the October 9, 2008, Employee Injured when Rocket Motor Unexpectedly Fired at the Sandia National Laboratories Technical Area III Sled Track

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November 18, 2008

On the afternoon of October 9, 2008, a sled track test was to be performed involving a sled that consisted of a test package connected to the front of a Super Zuni rocket motor. The purpose of the test was to record thermal battery output during the impact with the target.