Accession Number : ADA115020

Title :   NASA/Rockwell International Space Shuttle Orbiter Abort Heating Test (OH-111).

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 25-30 Sep 81,

Corporate Author : CALSPAN FIELD SERVICES INC ARNOLD AFS TN AEDC DIV

Personal Author(s) : Ticatch,L A ; Nutt,K W

PDF Url : ADA115020

Report Date : Nov 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 55

Abstract : Thin-skin thermocouple heat transfer tests were conducted on two 0.0175 scale and one 0.04 scale models of the Space Shuttle orbiter at attitudes that would be encountered in a transatlantic abort maneuver. The model angles of attack ranged from 40 to 55 degrees with yaw angle varying from -2 to 2 degrees. Data were obtained at Mach 8 in the AEDC-VKF Hypersonic Wind Tunnel B at free-stream Reynolds numbers ranging from 0.5 x 10 to the 6th power to 1.5 x 10 to the 6th power per foot. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Space shuttles, *Heat transfer, *Skin(Structural), Thermocouples, Temperature coefficients, Angle of attack, Flight maneuvers, Abort, Descent trajectories, Hypersonic wind tunnels, Wind tunnel tests, Scale models, Reentry vehicles

Subject Categories : Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
      Thermodynamics
      Unmanned Spacecraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE