Accession Number : ADA303125

Title :   Progress of the X-15 Research Airplane Program.

Corporate Author : NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION HAMPTON VA LANGLEY RESEARCH CEN TER

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Report Date : 07 OCT 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 138

Abstract : The overall status of the X-15 program is reviewed and program plans for future flights are considered. Since the initiation of the flight program, approximately 150 flights have been performed over a broad altitude and Mach number range. This paper presents background information on the basic research studies and test-bed experiments to be presented at this Conference and reviews the operational problems encountered since the 1961 Conference on the X-15. A comprehensive bibliography of reports resulting from the X-15 program, arranged according to subject matter, is included.

Descriptors :   *AERODYNAMIC CHARACTERISTICS, *RESEARCH AIRCRAFT, THERMAL PROPERTIES, HEAT TRANSFER, AIR BREATHING ENGINES, TEST BEDS, ADAPTIVE CONTROL SYSTEMS, FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEMS, AERODYNAMIC STABILITY, BIBLIOGRAPHIES, REPORTS, AUGMENTATION, BOUNDARY LAYER, FLOW FIELDS, PLANNING, HIGH ALTITUDE, AERODYNAMIC DRAG, MACH NUMBER, RANGE(EXTREMES), ALTITUDE, HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT, SKIN FRICTION.

Subject Categories : Aerodynamics
      Research and Experimental Aircraft

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE